The Flaming Mudcats

mudcatsThe Flaming Mudcats

This hard rockin’ Auckland blues band has just returned from playing in the USA, mainly Chicago, the Windy City where the blues went electric. The Mudcats were invited to open the inaugural Field of Blues Festival in Rockford, Illinois. “It doesn’t get any better than that… on our first night in town we visited Buddy Guy’s Legends. No sleep till Sunday was the rallying cry. A good deal of shopping in the city’s mind-blowing instrument and record shops occupied our only free day in town. That evening we went to two of the iconic blues clubs, B.L.U.E.S. Chicago and Kingston Mines. We were invited up to play at both these clubs, which was unplanned, totally amazing and a moving experience for us all. To be up on the stages where our heroes have stood, playing with some of Chicago’s older hands and regulars watching on is an experience that money can’t buy”. This story just gets better. Chase it on:

Craig Bracken– harmonica/vox; Doug Bygrave– guitar; Sean McCarthy– bass guitar; Ian Thomson– drums