My prayers go out to all of the beautiful people of France. The country I so love to perform in. My last full length DVD was produced there. The most wonderful friends and fans live in France and Belgium. I am heartbroken by this tragedy.
Click for my song: A Time For Peace
Blues Heritage Festival Arizona with DJ, Marty Khool & my band.
THANK YOU AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING
I want to thank all my fans, friends and family for these 80 years of celebrating life. One never knows where the journey will take you. For me, from Macon, Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago — The inspiration for writing “Came Up The Hard Way” is a true reflection of working all night and day just to make a living as so many of my ancestors had to do. I am so grateful and thankful that at 15 years old I was able to have the courage to take a Greyhound Bus to Chicago and follow my heart and my passion of playing the blues. I am grateful to my uncle, who gave me the encouragement to play the blues and gave me my first record deal on Atomic H Records.
I am thankful to my family and to the blues family at large around the world who have welcomed me to their town, their homes for a meal, to sleep for a conversation and to play the blues. I am thankful to Renee my beautiful wife who has been by my side and my manager for twenty years.
Eddy, Mud Morganfield, Bob Corritore and Mark Thompson
...having fun at the Blues Blast Awards in Champaign, Illinois!
Blues Heritage festival in Arizona
|A Return to Roots:|
The 708 Club in Chicago.
On a crisp fall afternoon in Chicago the three legendary Eddy & Eddie’s traveled to the famed 708 Club (down the street from Theresa’s Lounge) to shoot the cover of Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine featuring, Eddy, Eddie Shaw and Eddie Campbell. The club brought back such great memories for me. I was a Yellow Taxi Cab driver (18 years old) and I was driving my taxi when I heard Muddy Waters come on the radio. The announcer, Pervis Spann said, ‘and the great Muddy Waters is at the 708 Club tonight. ‘I drove down there parked my car and said to myself, ‘nothing is going to stop me from going in to see Muddy’ .... I parked my taxi, got out and walked to the door and who was standing there, but Muddy Waters in a beautiful classy white suit. I said hello, introduced myself and somehow got in (I wasn’t of age). I ordered a coke and sat there and listened all night long. This was my most inspiring night. So to have my photo taken in front of the club where it all began is quite significant for me.
Eddy Clearwater, Eddie Shaw & Lynn Orman Weiss
THE LADIES AT THE BLUES BLAST AWARDS
EDDY EARNS FIVE HONORS AND IS FEATURED ON THE COVER PHOTO OF LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE
It has been a great year for Eddy Clearwater the cover of Living Blues Magazine & five honors, awards in recognition of his master guitar playing, songwriting, humanitarian and social justice testimonials he shares in his lyrics with soul stirring songs written in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks — “A Time For‘Peace’ penned while on a segregated bus from Birmingham to Chicago and arranged with new verses with Ronnie Baker Brooks & featuring the Memphis Gospel Choir in 2008 for the alligatorrecords CD, West Side Strut (#1 Living Blues Magazine Critics Poll) —
“A Time For Peace” can be heard on the Alligator Records site and on
We invited all the Blues & Gospel DJ’s around the world will play, it for World Peace Day this Monday, September 21st.
|Click for Living Blues Magazine article...|
Eddy says: “Skokie is a First Class Kind of Town!”
|E D D Y’ S G R A N D M O T H E R
EDDY’S FAVORITE SIDE DISH.....
ALABAMA SWEET APPLES
• 4-6 apples, peeled and sliced
• 1 can cranberry sauce
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1 cup of brown sugar
• 2 cups oatmeal
• Pecans (optional)
Fill the bottom of a Pyrex dish with apples. Spread the cranberry sauce on top. In a saucepan, melt and mix the butter, sugar and oatmeal. Cover the apples and cranberry sauce with the mixture. Garnish with pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Eddy enjoys Hecky’s BBQ
Holiday Special: Provide the code HECKY in the box to receive a free gift of Eddy Live at Evanston SPACE DVD with the purchase of Soul Funky and West Side Strut
online. Special continues thru December 10, 2015
Here is a link to my favorite BBQ place in my neighborhood. You can have Thanksgiving
delivered to you anytime of the year. It’s the sauce!!! Hecky has some of my music there you can buy too. Tell Hecky — Eddy ‘The Chief’ Clearwater sent you!!!
Bluesday Tuesday at Fitzgerald’s
A Great BluesDay Tuesday with Tom Marker and WDCB Radio with Renee and friends.
Tom Marker, Chicago's Very Own Blues DJ and Producer
representing his new Blues Show on WDCB Radio and his Tuesday night BluesDay Tuesday at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn.
O N T H E A I R:
CLEVE BAKER’S CONFESSING THE BLUES
Confessing the Blues Radio
First Media Radio
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Blues America Radio from PRX
“Damn Right We Got The Blues!”
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PHONE: (847) 679-6311
Between his slashing left-handed guitar work, his room-filling vocals, his self-defined "rock-a-blues" style (a forceful mix of blues, rock, rockabilly, country and gospel), his boundless energy and even his signature Indian headdress, Clearwater is among the very finest practitioners of the West Side blues working today.
Find Eddy Clearwater on Alligator Records
Artist"s Web site: www.EddyClearwater.com
Bookings: Tina Terry Agency: (336) 273-0446
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