Footage courtesy of WGN-TV
This historical Chicago landmark belonged to McKinley Morganfield, known professionally as Muddy Waters – the father of modern Chicago blues. It was the first house he had ever purchased. When the blues legend moved to Chicago from the South, it became a home away from home. It soon turned into a gathering place for Muddy, other blues musicians, and entertainers. They would host jam sessions in the basement, creating music that we all enjoy to this day.
How You Can Help
Below you'll find the plan to preserve this historical landmark. However, this will not be achieved without support from the community and blues fans across the world. With your donation, we can honor Muddy Waters and celebrate Chicago blues properly. The home will be such a great asset to the city of Chicago.
SEND US YOUR MUDDY-INSPIRED ART
Submit your original works of art – inspired by the Father of Modern Chicago Blues – and we may display it in the museum, on the website or on our social media.
We will not sell your art. It belongs to you.