The blues is a universal feeling that transcends languages, social status and the constraints of musical genre. Danny "Mudcat" Dudeck knows that feeling intimately. He travels the globe spreading his version of the blues gospel and regularly works with a number of international blues-preservation organizations. Lucky for us, he gets back to town most weeks to play the tiny Northside Tavern. Whether performing solo, leading a smokin' band or a tight, one-off jam session with a founding father or a group of novices, his soulful and emotive delivery evokes images of the hard times that fed the early blues pioneers. And Mudcat's Bayou-baked, chicken-party revues can make even the most jaded music fan happy to be blue.
- Creative Loafing Atlanta
[W]hat makes Mudcat so much darn foot-stompin’ fun is the passion and energy that radiates from the band. … On stage Dudek[sic] is both outrageous and colorful, and the fleet-fingered guitarist has created a signature style – strolling through audiences playing ferocious guitar riffs, and even making musical entrances from the sidewalk outside the club.
- ESP (Greensboro, NC)
From Creative Loafing Atlanta:
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- Jeff Clark in Stomp and Stammer
One of Atlanta's most
unique and enjoyable live acts, Danny "Mudcat" Dudeck takes the
SoundStage to the deep south as he and his band perform one of his favorite
songs, Piedmont Blues. Mudcat's authentically-soulful and emotionally-charged
vocals have an old time, down home blues and folk feel that is sure to get your
feet stopping and your body moving.
… a devilishly spontaneous blues ‘n’ ragtime five-piece formed by guitarist/vocalist Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck, who paid his musical dues in the late ‘80s at dives so dangerous many cops avoided them! [Mudcat] gained widespread notoriety through its involvement with the Music Maker Blues Revival Tour.