KSUT Sessions: Charlie Musselwhite

Feb 24, 2016

Hear a live studio performance featuring the blues harmonica master.

Charlie Musselwhite performing at the KSUT studios.
Credit Mark Duggan

Blues harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite graced us with a performance in March of 2015.

He was in Durango for a show at the Community Concert Hall, yet still found time to make the trip to Ignacio.

The Mississippi-born Charlie Musselwhite burst on to the blues scene in 1966 with the release Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's Southside Band.

In the years since, he's released more than 20 albums and appeared as guest on countless others.

Musselwhite has also collaborated with blues legends such as John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson; as well as contemporary musicians like Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, Hot Tuna, and Ben Harper.

His partnership with the latter led to 2013's Get Up!, which would go on to win a Grammy for Best Blues Album.

Session notes:
Charlie Musselwhite recorded live on KSUT, March 24, 2015.
Interviewer: Rob Rawls
Live Mix Engineer: Mark Duggan
Post-Production Engineer: Mark Duggan

A technical note: KSUT Sessions were initially mixed for live broadcast and 'captured' by recording equipment. Post-production sometimes revealed deficiencies unique to the recording. Efforts were taken to reduce such deficiencies, but some are still audible.