Missoula, Montana’s Mudslide Charley creates a powerful expression of 21st century blues. The band’s inspiration comes from an era when guys like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker fused the rough-and-rural vibe of Southern acoustic blues with modern electric instruments. Firmly planted in the dirt of the Mississippi Delta, the band weaves together blues, hip-hop and R&B into the fabric of its sound to write and perform songs that exude emotional fervor and joyous spontaneity. Simultaneously brash and playful, the band’s songs tell vital stories full of danger and hope. Loaded with groove and inspired by a patchwork of American roots music, Mudslide Charley’s brand of gutbucket blues and ramshackle soul is as authentic as it is original and will surely make you want to get up and dance. In 2014, Mudslide Charley released its third and best album so far, New & Used, further establishing a unique interpretation of delta blues, R&B and Americana music.