Mudslide Charley is a Missoula Montana born band that delivers heartfelt gutbucket blues. Marco Littig (Mudslide) has led the band through many evolutions. From Its first sparks in 2004, the band continued to ignite and morph over the years into the now five piece powerhouse of diverse musicians and songwriters. They draw inspiration from a more antiquated era when Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker first fused the rough and rural vibes of southern acoustic blues with modern electric instruments.
The band performs inspired original tunes infused with vital relevance and emotional ferver. Their belting voices and fresh instrumentals exude a true reverance for the blues musicians who have paved their way. Using gritty electric guitar, elastic bass, chest thumping backbeat, rich soulful vocals punctuated by harmonica and saxophone, Mudslide Charley creates a musical atmosphere that rattles bones and loosens limbs.
Marco Littig: slide/lead guitar and vocals
Phil Hamilton: harmonica, baritone/tenor/alto saxophone, and vocals
Lee Rizzo: vocals, rhythm guitar, and washboard
Tahj Kjelland: bass, rap, vocals, and flute
Roger Moquin: Drums and vocals
Videographer: Marshall Granger
Venue: Top Hat, Missoula MT