Mudcat
Blues, Americana, Gospel and Good Time Music
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A tremendous slide guitarist, and most of all a God-gifted entertainer. I have witnessed him light up packed houses at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, at the Irving Plaza in New York, to open air concerts in front of 10,000 folks in Lugano, Switzerland, to sitting on a curb in San Jose, Costa Rica entertaining dozens of young kids. Mud is born to make people smile and enjoy life.
 
-- Tim Duffy, Music Maker Relief Foundation president
 
 
Performing at the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival
photo by John Mitchell
 
 
Mudcat’s take on other material as well as his own comes from Americana and has its roots in blues, Zydeco, Dixieland and folk that sets him apart from other artists who are content to crank out the same blues clichés that wear out their welcome.  In my experiences of seeing Mudcat he never plays the same exact set list which makes him a pleasure to see and certainly a role model for other Atlanta musicians.
-- Gary Weeks in Blues Revue
  
mUD on stage at Blind Willie's in Atlanta, GA
photo by Stephen Talkovich
 
 
The blues is a universal feeling that transcends languages, social status and the constraints of musical genre. Danny "Mudcat" Dudeck knows that feeling intimately. He travels the globe spreading hisversion of the blues gospel and regularly works with a number of international blues-preservation organizations. ...Whether performing solo, leading a smokin' band or a tight, one-off jam session with a founding father or a group of novices, his soulful and emotive delivery evokes images of the hard timesthat fed the early blues pioneers ... mak[ing] even the most jaded music fan happy to be blue.
 
-- Creative Loafing
 
 
View from the Mudcat stage at Blues to Bop in Lugano Switzerland
photo by John Schwenke
 
 
"Kept me on my feet -- I couldn't sit down."
 
   -- Hubert Sumlin, guitarist with Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters
  
 
 
Mudcat gets the crowd moving at Northside Tavern in Atlanta, GA
photo by Corbin Brown