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Blues News Update: Muddy Waters' House, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

By February 3, 2014

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Charlie MusselwhiteHere's some pretty cool news, indeed - Muddy Waters' former home in the North Kenwood section of Chicago is being considered as a museum. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a prospective owner is expected to close on the property with plans to turn the house into a tribute to the late blues legend. Waters shared the home with his wife Geneva for years, and was famous for opening his doors to bluesmen new to town, so the building has immense historical importance as an important piece of Chicago blues history.

In the wake of their Grammy® Awards win a week ago, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite are making plans to return to the studio for a follow-up album. "Blues is something that I've devoted and committed my life to, and it's the sound that's in everything I do," Harper is quoted as saying in a Rolling Stone interview. "So this means more to me than I even wanted to admit." The pair plan to continue touring together in support of their award-winning set Get Up! but also want to get back into the studio soon to record an album that, Musselwhite tells the magazine, will expand upon, not duplicate the sound of the duo's first album together.

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Charlie Musselwhite photo by Paul Natkin, courtesy Blind Raccoon

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