Mississippi MacDonald is a 3 times British Blues Awards nominee, from London, England.
He has been playing since he was 11 years old and has travelled extensively on the US blues trail, meeting, amongst others, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Big Eyes Smith, Otis Clay and BB King.
In 2010, he was part of the team that purchased a gravestone for the late Hi Records recording artist and soul legend, OV Wright.
Mississippi’s albums, “Dress For The Money” and “American Accent” reached number 1 and 3 respectively in the UK IBBA Blues Charts.
American Accent was one of the top 10 IBBA albums of 2016, and was the “Blues Is Back” Album of the Year, 2017.
Mississippi MacDonald and Steve Bailey: With The Soul Fixers was released in September 2017 to critical acclaim.
Named as one of the IBBA top 12 picks of 2017 and Saint FM’s Blues Is Back Shows Record of the Year, the record got significant international airplay, including on BBC Radio 2’s The Paul Jones Show, who described it as a “Splendid…. a really really excellent album”.
Currently, his band is Phil Dearing (rhythm guitar – he also produces MacDonald’s studio recordings), Elliot Boughen (bass) and Jim Kimberley (drums, ex Mark Knopfler, Squeeze).
MacDonald has arrived at the centre of a potent musical crossroads – where blues and soul meet.
Not only is his thinking along the lines of The Black Keys, his whole ethos is simpatico with the roster of Jack White’s Third Man label – a thrilling present symbiotically drawing from the past.
“I just do it because I love it,” he says.
And it’s that love which courses through Mississippi MacDonald. Pure expression.
It’s what makes Mississippi MacDonald irresistible.“Hell Yeah!….fabulous, very Albert King circa his Stax days and in my world, it doesnt get much better than that”Blues Matters
“Soulful vocals and excellent fretwork. Genuine blues, played with passion and hugely appreciated” – Blues In Britain