Join Porter County Parks for a celebration of spring at Sunset Hill Farm amphitheater. This blues-inspired concert takes place at the conclusion of our annual Spring Out to Sunset festival on Saturday, May 18th.
Joseph Mojo Morganfield isn’t just any newcomer to the Chicago Blues music scene. As the youngest son of legendary artist Muddy Waters, Mojo has (according to Orman Music Group) “taken his rightful place among blues royalty.” His debut album Mojo Risin’ is a blend of original tracks as well as Muddy Waters tracks. Joseph has been inducted in to the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. Joseph “Mojo” Morganfield, is the youngest son of 3 boys and 4 girls from the world famous, Muddy Waters. Joseph began his career following in his father’s footsteps as a young boy singing in the church choir but decided to pursue his basketball scholarship instead. After taking up music again, he began to play with his father in the many clubs in Chicago, closing out many of Muddy’s shows.. “My dad, his closing song was ‘Got My Mojo Working.’ So during his closing song, he would let me come onstage and sing that song with him,” he explains. “That was the only song I got to do, and he would get mad when I’d take the mic and walk away from him! But that song always stuck with me.” All that effort has clearly paid off for Morganfield, whose nickname comes naturally. Mojo is a regular on the Chicago blues scene and tours a lot with his brother.
Our opening artists, James Gedda and Jack Whittle, are local Northwest Indiana musicians. With his rich, earthy baritone, James Gedda draws frequent comparisons to Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Conway Twitty. Whittle’s music is a deep blend of Blues and Roots that is playful and sincere, improvised but not wandering. There will be a beer garden and food fendors. Kids under 12 are free. Tickets available at www.portercountyparks.org/springout.
Bring your lawn chairs and join us at our outdoor venue. Tickets are $10 each – children 12 and under free.