Blues Hall of Famer
Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater
Beyond Up Close & Personal Show In Our Living Room
October 22nd, 2017
Doors: 5:00 PM / Show: 5:30 PM Sharp
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Born in Macomb, Mississippi in 1935, Eddy was raised by his Cherokee grandmother. He taught himself to play guitar upside down, left-handed at 13, and soon after moved to Chicago. By 1953, as Guitar Eddy, he was making a strong name for himself, working the South and West Side bars regularly, often backing Otis Rush & Magic Sam. His first 45, the Chuck Berry-styled “Hill Billy Blues”, was recorded in 1958 for Atomic H, followed soon after by "A Real Good Time" on Freddie King's famed Federal label.
He worked steadily throughout the 1960s and 1970s, regularly touring Europe with among others Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. Clearwater released several albums to critical praise in the 1980's and 90's, culminating in 2004's Grammy nominated "Rock 'n' Roll City", featuring Los Straitjackets as his backing band.
Between his left-handed guitar work, his room-filling vocals, his self-defined "rock-a-blues" style (a forceful mix of blues, rock, rockabilly, country and gospel), his boundless energy and even his signature Indian headdress, Clearwater is among the very finest practitioners of the West Side blues working today.
“Left-hander Eddy Clearwater is a forceful six-stringer…He lays down some gritty West Side shuffles and belly-grinding slow blues that highlight his raw chops, soulful vocals, and earthy, humorous lyrics.”” – Downbeat
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