Big Bill Morganfield
The son of blues legend McKinley Morganfield (aka Muddy Waters), Big Bill Morganfield is making his own mark on the tradition. He's capable of putting a dark, introspective spin on Electric Blues, evoking in his guitar playing Mississippi Delta shaman Robert Johnson but retaining the deep, masculine baritone voice of his father. On one tune, he quotes Johnson's famous "Crossroads Blues," but adds his own verse, building on the black magic invoked in the older tune: "When you're going to the river, put your left hand in." But Morganfield's not always serious or spooky; he also plays goofy Jump Blues romps that resemble his father's classic "I Want to be Loved."