Music legend Muddy Waters will be the first to be officially inducted into the New England Music Hall of Fame Class of 2021. The event will take place during his son Mud Morganfield’s concert at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center on August 19, 2021 in Old Saybrook, CT. Learn more at https://www.katharinehepburntheater.org/events/mud-morganfield/.
Muddy Waters was one of the most important people in the history of modern music. It has inspired artists such as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles to name a few. His son Mud Morganfield had his own success and correctly followed in his father’s footsteps.
“Father and son will be inducted as they’ve kept the blues spirit alive in New England while touring over the years,” said NEMHOF co-founder Christopher Annino. Also on that evening, the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will be inducted as a cultural monument of NEMHOF. This category is reserved for an influential performance hall under the age of 20.
The winners will receive the coveted Wailer Award. This award is presented to inductees for their musical dedication or their influence on the New England scene and community. With this award, they represent and embody our mission to “unite, educate, promote and preserve” the integrity of New England music history and the people who compose it.
The 2021 inductees for the New England Music Hall of Fame bill are James Cotton, James Montgomery, Duke Robillard, blues legend, Emmy Award-winning composer Brian Keane, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band and saxophonist Michael Antunes. These individuals will be inducted at a later date.