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"Sweetwater's voice is a rich, meaty -timbred marvel; few white boys have sung black music as convincingly..Harlis Sweetwater, may turn out to be the best blue-eyed soul singer in history...Sweetwater pushes his impressive natural talents to the furthest limits.."
- Buddy Seigle, OC WEEKLY

"Grunting, Hollering, pleading with ardor-filled note -stretches that define soul singing, allowing breaks and imperfections in his delivery to remain because of the intensified, spontaneous feeling they can convey, Harlis does what soul men do, and makes it sound as if he was born to do it."
- Mike Boehm, L.A.TIMES

"..a natural at heart filled soul,recalling (Otis) Redding or Al Green .."
-Mike Boehm,L.A. TIMES

"From the heart, Harlis Sweetwater,you know instantly the real deal is upon you. This man knows the blues."
- Lucky, Sugarbuzz Magazine

"Harlis Sweetater is the best vocalist in any genre"
-Robert Kinsler, The Register - OC Weekly, LA. Times, The Register


American Mud (fall 2009)



"American Mud is Blues Music. It's Soul Music. Roots and R&B Music. It's Country. And at times, it's all these things at once. I'm Taking it all in and playin' what I feel. It's Love Lost. It's Spring & rejuvination. It's a Summer day 'neath a Pepper Tree, or walking down a railroad track at Mid-night. It's drinking in a downtown bar or swimming in the ocean. It's However I'm feeling' at the time or however you're feelin' at the time."
- Mud Jack

Mud Jack started playing guitar at age 7 and formed his first band at age 10 and has been playing music ever since.

Identifying with Blues, Soul and R&B Music early on, He incorporated the stylings of Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry and others into his playing, spending hours upon hours in his music room at home playing and practicing guitar by ear.

His voice has often been compared to Soul Legend Otis Redding, but it owes as much to Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf as it does to the King Of Soul.

More Comfortable in a "band" setting rather than as solo artist, AMERICAN MUD is Mud Jack as a solo artist without technically being a solo artist...clever eh?

Mud Jack has shared the stage with such Blues and R&B greats as Etta James, Bo Diddley, James Cotton, Wilson Pickett, Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Taj Mahal to name a few.