September 4 – Charlie Musselwhite
Winery Sponsors – Miro Cellars, Pendleton Estate, Quaking Hills
Concert Sponsor – Healdsburg District Hospital
Mississippi born Musselwhite is one of the most revered blues musicians in the world. The harmonica master, also a respected singer and songwriter in his own right, has won countless awards during his legendary career including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame and has collaborated with innumerable musical giants of the past 50 years including Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Williams, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Tom Waits, Eddie Vedder and the aforementioned Hooker, just to name to name a few.
Charlie Musselwhite, more than any other harmonica player of his generation, can rightfully lay claim to inheriting the mantle of many of the great harp players that came before him with music as dark as Mississippi mud or as uplifting as the blue skies of California. In an era when the term legendary gets applied to auto tuned pop stars, this singular blues harp player, singer, songwriter and guitarist has earned and deserves to be honored as a true master of American classic vernacular music
"Harmonica virtuoso Musselwhite raises the level of emotional expression on his instrument beyond even the masters he learned from...the grizzled veteran richly decorates his music with
telling nuance and chiseled detail.” – San Francisco Chronicle
Genre: Harmonica Blues