Mud Bay Blues Band

Mud Bay Blues Band

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN

Indie blues-rock unit from Vancouver Canada.
Innovative songwriting that explores and expands the Blues / Roots idiom, coupled with dynamic--sometimes explosive--performance mode forged in the beer and spit soaked trenches of Vancouver's original punk scene and refined by decades of hard traveling.
Ain't no other way for Canada's original band of blues bastards.


For 37 years (and counting), the MUD BAY BLUES BAND has been electrifying audiences world-wide with their innovative style of original Blues & Roots. Weathering more than a few storms along the way, they have been acclaimed bona fide Soul Survivors—'The Band That Won’t Go Away'—much to the delight of music lovers near and far.  This ain’t your average blues band.
Founded in 1978 by lead singer / blues harp maestro Mud Bay Slim, the band’s high-voltage performances soon distinguished them from their more conventional counterparts in the Vancouver R&B scene. Through the years, their exuberant approach to writing and performing has earned them respect and praise from such Blues legends as James Cotton (“Just like playing with family”) and the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan (“Mud Bay ...? More fun ...!”)
A spin of their groundbreaking 2007 album, 'Death, Taxes & the Mud Bay Blues Band (3 Things That Won‘t Go Away)' reveals the wealth of influences informing their unique sound: classic Chicago blues, Country, Zydeco, full-tilt-boogie Rock and Roll … a multitude of styles find common ground in the songs, all played the Mud Bay way. 2009's 'Mudified' and 2015's 'Colebrook Road' continue this tradition of innovative original music that explores, expands and celebrates the rich heritage of Blues & Roots.
Unconventional. Uncompromising. The MUD BAY BLUES BAND do it their own way. Always have, always will.

Mud Bay Slim -- vocals and harmonica
Murphy Farrell -- drums
Mark Branscombe -- vocals and guitar
Randall T. Carpenter -- vocals, guitar, lap steel, mandolin
Bob Petterson -- bass



Death Taxes and The Mud Bay Blues Band-2007


Under A Rock - 2011 Live Recording Session,
BlueFrog Studios, White Rock BC Canada