How We Helped:Mudcat became a member of the Music Maker family in 1995. He has helped forge friendships with Music Maker artists Mr. Frank Edwards, Robert Lee Coleman, Neal Pattman, Cora Mae Bryant, Cootie Stark, Albert White, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, and Eddie Tigner. Mudcat has toured throughout the United States with the Music Maker Blues Revue, and headlined the Winston Blues Revival tour beside the legendary Taj Mahal. He recorded his CDs Freedom Creek, I’ll Be Young Once Too, Kickin’ Chicken, and The Mess Is On with Music Maker, and is part of numerous other Music Maker compilation recordings, Mudcat has performed at a great many fundraisers for Music Maker, and is featured in the book Music Makers: Portraits and Songs from the Roots of America (2004).
More About Mudcat:
Born in St. Paul on the banks of the Mississippi River and raised on Tybee Island, Georgia, Mudcat began engaging audiences while traveling and busking on the sidewalks and at fairs throughout the US. Mudcat has apprenticed under many American musical pioneers, including Frank Edwards, Cootie Stark, Cora Mae Bryant, Neal Pattman, Dickey Betts, and Taj Mahal.
Carrying a robust repertoire full of original creations and American treasures, he introduces audiences to a diverse array of Southern music, evident through his 9 CD releases, including these Music Maker releases: I’ll Be Young Once Too, Kickin’ Chicken and The Mess is On). He has run the most popular blues band in Atlanta, Georgia, since the mid-1990s.
“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
“Mudcat is a tremendous slide guitarist, and most of all, a God-gifted entertainer. I have witnessed him light up packed houses at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, at the Irving Plaza in New York, to open air concerts in front of 10,000 folks in Lugano, Switzerland, to sitting on a curb in San Jose, Costa Rica entertaining dozens of young kids. Mud is born to make people smile and enjoy life.”
– Tim Duffy