Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang Tickets
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Eddie Shaw on tenor and alto saxes and harmonica is a very talented singer,songwriter,musician,arranger, and band leader. Since Howlin' Wolf died in 1976, Eddie Shaw has kept the Wolf Gang name for his band, he was Howlin'Wolf's personal manager for five years. Eddie is one of the most respected blues musicians alive today. Originally from Benoit, MS, Eddie now lives on Chicago's South Side. Shaw's family abounds with showbiz talent. Another of his sons, Stan, has acting credits in films diverse as Harlem Nights, Fried Green Tomatoes, Daylight with Sylvester Stallone, and Cutthroat Island, the Geena Davis pirate flick. Eddie Shaw can compose, arrange, and write music. He worked the Delmark studios managing weekly sessions for the label with fellow studio fixture Jimmy Dawkins in the '60s. Blues Revue Article - In the '90s he recorded for European and Japanese labels as well as for Rooster Blues in Clarksdale, Mississippi, which released In the Land of the Crossroads. "On Land of the Crossroads I did mostly Mississippi bayou type blues because I stayed down in that part of the country," Shaw says. "Well, times change too. You go in with more modern equipment and you go with more up-to-date ideas. . . . Every time you do a new album, you're looking for better quality, you're looking for better compositions, you know, to upgrade everything. You want everything better than it was the year before, so hopefully that's the case now." Band Members include Eddie Vaan Shaw Jr. , Eddie's son, is one of the best guitar players in the blues business. Vaan has music of his own , CD's, MORNING RAIN and THE TRAIL OF TEARS. Lafayette" Shorty" Gilbert, has been Eddie's bassplayer for over 20 yrs. Strong vocalist , his version of " Rainy night in Georgia" brings tears to your eyes. Tim Taylor on drums, is son of the late Eddie Taylor . Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.