David Burchfield, whose powerful vocals drip over the music like southern gravy on biscuits, assaults the listeners with warm guitar leads that call up memories of San Francisco Bay area artist of the sixties. Together with Brian Ware's authentic blues licks, the duel guitarists weave melodies that wrap the listener in a blanket of groove. Drummer Jason Boyles and Percussionist Jack McWilliams make up the rhythmic onslaught that fuels their music with a plethora of energy. Keyboardist Chuck Davis' experience and casual approach adds texture and a delicate touch to the plate. Rounding out the lineup is Nick Sosebee's thunderous bass guitar which provides a solid foundation to a powerhouse band.
The Electric Mudd formed when David, Nick, and Jason decided to leave a former band to begin exploring new territory. Having grown up together, they had developed a musical language of their own. They wrote a good deal of fresh material and pounded out the kinks, and then added McWilliams to the mix.
After playing gigs in the delta, local music store owner Brian Ware sat in on several occasions and soon joined the band permanently. The band began expanding their repertoire, and was soon playing to larger crowds in such places as legendary Blues landmarks Airport Grocery and Hopson's Plantation in Clarksdale. Around this time, David happened to meet Chuck at a local music store in Greenwood and the roster was finalized soon after.
By the Fall of 2002, it was apparent that they had a loyal fan base that was steadily growing night after night. They played an increasing number of gigs and shared the stage with such noticeble musicians Jim Dickinson, Cary Hudson, Chris Etheridge, and The Kudzu Kings. They began making plans to record an album and by February 2003, they had enlisted the help of recording veteran Jeffrey Reed. They soon began production of their first album "Call It What You Will." During the recording sessions they welcomed Robert Chaffe of The Kudzu Kings, who sat in on four songs.
Consisting of ten songs, "Call It What You Will" is a wonderful snapshot of the band's highly danceable "Delta Swamp Boogie." The Electric Mudd employs improvisation on a nightly basis to keep the music fresh and consistently rises to higher levels every time they play. Blending rock and roll, blues, jazz, folk, and soul,The Electric Mudd is so funky, they'll make you want to jump in the shower.
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