Charlie Musselwhite got a lot of mileage (and glowing reviews) out of last winter's Get Up! with contemporary bluesman Ben Harper. Although Musselwhite's stellar harmonica work defines the album's rough-and-tumble sound, it's mostly Harper's project. Musselwhite is back on tour with his own band, showcasing his vocal prowess and guitar work too, and dipping into an eclectic catalog that just begins with Delta blues. Strongly influenced by the likes of Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson, Musselwhite began playing in Memphis with icons like Furry Lewis, then went to Chicago, where he was an integral part of a thriving '60s blues scene, played with legends like Big Joe Williams, and formed his own bands.
Thu., Aug. 15, 7 & 9 p.m., 2013