Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Muddy Waters' Home Renovation Funding Project Underway

The Muddy Waters House in Chicago is on 4339 S. Lake Park. The King of the Blues lived and jammed in this historic home between 1954 and 1974. The house has been in a state of decay for a while now. 

However, Muddy’s grandson, Steven Mckinley Monson, has just announced the “Mo Money Mo Blues” campaign to raise funds to restore the home. They are asking for $100,000. 

This is a significant landmark for the city of Chicago, as this was the man who set the blues on fire and to mass popularity. It's a shame it hasn't been taken care of in a long time. 

The campaign site is over here, and on Facebook here.

Watch the campaign video below, featuring James Cotton, one of Muddy's main band members in the 50's.

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