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MudSlide Charley is a Missoula, Montana born band that delivers house-rockin’ roots music. From its first sparks in 2004, the band has continued to ignite and morph over the years into the now five piece powerhouse. The band draws its 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.  MudSlide Charley weaves their blues foundation with Stax era R&B, Hip Hop, and Indie Rock to perform original songs that bristle with vital relevance, emotional fervor. and soul drenched blues.

 

When you listen to these guys, you get to the marrow of the Delta blues. It’s visceral and rough-hewn, yet polished at the same time...”   - Mariss McTucker, Lively Times

“These guys roar out of the chute with the bare bones elements that drive all the best rhythm and blues: gritty electric guitar, elastic bass and a backbeat that punches you right in the sternum.” - Bob Wire, Missoula Independent

MudSlide Charley is currently promoting their fourth album, Words & Bones, which was released March 2nd, 2018.  The album was recorded in Missoula, MT at Black National Studio with recording engineer, Chris Baumann.  Words & Bones, is thirteen tracks and 59 minutes of genuine Missoula born, ramshackle soul. 

 

“Lee Rizzo’s vocal chops are on full display on “Death Letter Blues,” a Son House song recorded live during a Union Club show.  Her raw passion and burnished growl are almost frightening, but perfect for the bare-knuckled blues classic.” - Ednor Therriault, Missoula Independent

For information about booking and upcoming events contact Marco Littig via phone 406-546-5469 or email littig@modwest.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram and visit our website www.mudslidecharley.com