Muddy Waters' Son Comfortable Living In Father's His Shadow
It wasn't until after Waters, real name McKinley Morganfield, died in 1983 that BIll began moving away from his career teaching literature towards one playing music, responding to the iconic bluesman's dying wish that his descendants should keep the family name active in the genre.
"In pursuing music I've been able to fulfill a dream of his – but also fulfill a dream of mine," Morganfield tells the Jackson Free Press. "Initially it was a challenge. It's very natural to compare a father to his son; I was probably held to a higher expectation. It's a shadow on my shoulder I've grown comfortable with." more on this story
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