American blues singer and guitarist BIG BILL MORGANFIELD, son of Blues Legend Muddy Waters, appears Live in Concert Friday, May 24, on the George Linson Stage. Bill came to music later in life, having first worked as a teacher after earning bachelors degrees in English from Tuskegee University and Communications from Auburn University. Morganfield spent years teaching himself how to play the instrument, studying the blues styles of the past, learning the old traditional blues, songs written in the 1930’s to the 1950’s. After signing to Blind Pig Records, his debut album, Rising Son, was released in 1999 to popular and critical acclaim. Guitar Player expressed their belief that Morganfield’s album would have brought a smile to his father’s face. In 2000, he won the W.C. Handy Award for Best New Blues Artist. Bill later started his own record company, Black Shuck Records backed by the VizzTone Label Group, and released Born Lover in 2009, nominated For Best Traditional Blues Recording By Chicago Music Awards. Co-producer (and Muddy Waters’ Band alumnus) Bob Margolin wrote, “Born Lover, reveals and celebrates his journey and progress as a Blues artist. I find that Bill still honors his father with deep Chicago Blues. He also tells his own stories with original songs, a wide variety of style, and fiery slide guitar. Bill’s singing has taken an exciting leap forward in both power and nuance. It's a thrill to hear Bill fulfill.” His brand new release Blues With A Mood and other great works will be featured live in Orlando when BIG BILL MORGANFIELD brings his nostalgic blues soaked talent to Central Florida, Friday, May 24. Show starts 8 p.m., Doors at 7 p.m, $20—seating is first come/first serve. McWells, An acoustically fine listening room for The Blues located at 4757 S. Orange Avenue in the Fort Gatlin Center [407.855.4006]—is a non-smoking venue, open to all ages with full restaurant and bar and centrally located with lots of parking. It's a no-brainer!