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Mudcat - Guitar, Vocals

“Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck is an internationally known gospel and bluesman. Mudcat continues the traditions of the early blues pioneers while adding his own Mudcat edge, resulting in one of Atlanta’s greatest treasures. He regularly performs his Bayou-baked chicken-party revues at Atlanta’s premier blues club, Northside Tavern.”
– Atlanta History Center

Lil' Joe Burton - Trombone, Vocals

Joe began his career in 1964 with the late, great Junior Wells. Later, he toured with other greats such as B.B. King, Bobby Womack, Joe Tex, and Otis Clay. He has appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, Midnight Special, and Soul Train, and is well-known in Europe and the US for his heart-wrenching solos and high-energy performances.

Eskil Wetterqvist - Drums, Washboard, Vocals

Playing drums and guitar by age 11, Eskil’s professional career began the next year. In high school Eskil won ‘The Distinguished Musician’s Award’ and ‘The John Phillip Sousa Award.’ In a career spanning more than 30 years, Eskil has collaborated as musician, performer and composer with the likes of Peter Case, Jerry Peek, Phil Ehart, David Ragsdale, Sue Wilkinson, Orange Hat and What the...? He has appeared on many distinguished stages, such as Little Steven's Underground Garage-A-Go-Go, and toured the UK, including Liverpool’s renowned The Cavern. Eskil has been drumming and vocalizing with Mudcat since 2001, touring worldwide and performing on many CDs.

The Atlanta Horns

Mico Bowles - Trumpet
Daryl Dunn - Saxophone
Lil' Joe Burton - Trombone, Horn Arrangements

Chad Mason - keyboard, vocals

Born and raised in northern California, Chad began taking piano lessons when he was ten years old. He jammed in garage bands throughout high school and was awarded the Louis Armstrong Award as a member of the high school jazz band. As a student at UC Davis, Chad was part of a rock/blues band called Hot Leftovers. They played the “Quad” quite a number of times, as well as festivals such as the Whole Earth Festival celebrating Earth Day. Through a college buddy he befriended a band of young talented players from the South Bay called Bottoms Up and the Chasers and gigged with them quite a few times. Members of this band eventually migrated to NYC where Chad hooked up with them again in the early 1990’s in a rock band called Brothers By Choice. BBC played all over Manhattan and up and down the East Coast. After BBC disbanded, Chad joined the folk rock band In Big Trouble founded by a literature professor at Pace University, playing all over Greenwich Village and beyond.  After moving to

Atlanta in 1994, Chad was introduced to the Northside Tavern, a venerable blues club in town, and through that joint met most

of the players he knows and plays with to this day. His past bands include The Mike Veal Band, The Terry Flynn Band, the Little G Weevil Band, and the Mike Delaney Project. He currently plays keyboards with Mudcat and a rocking little project with members of the Black Top Rockets called Sweatin’ Bullets.