On Tuesday, February 16, The Blues Foundation announced musical legend Eddy Clearwater will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 4 in Memphis, TN. The Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel will host the event as it is being held in conjunction with the 37th Blues Music Awards.
Eddy Clearwater is among the very finest practitioners of the West Side Chicago blues. He won the Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues – Male Artist of the Year in 2001. His 2003 CD, Rock ‘N’ Roll City (Bullseye Blues) was nominated for a Grammy Award. DownBeat says, “Left-hander Eddy Clearwater is a forceful six-stringer…He lays down some gritty West Side shuffles and belly-grinding slow blues that highlight his raw chops, soulful vocals, and earthy, humorous lyrics.”
Congratulations, Eddy. We are very proud of you.
To learn more: Blues Hall of Fame Inductees