April 30, 1983 American blues legend Muddy Waters dies.
It’s funny how sometimes I can be playing a gig for four hours straight singing every damn song I know.
My wife will ask me, why didn’t you take a break. I’ll tell her, don’t know! Somebody will come up and say that was a great piano solo, but I won’t remember taking a solo. The bartender will say, love that song – you sang the hell out of it. I’ll say thanks, don’t remember singing it.
THIS IS MY MOJO WORKING!
Other times on gigs I think, hey I’m gonna really play my ass off on this song, but then proceed to step all over myself and suck. Or some gigs I’m looking at the clock every five minutes thinking, when is this set over?
THIS MY MOJO NOT WORKING!
moral of the story:
Muddy Waters and most of these legendary blues guys kept it simple. They just sang and played the blues. God love em.