ⓘ Eddy Clearwater

Eddy Clearwater

ⓘ Eddy Clearwater

Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater was the stage name of Edward Harrington, an American blues singer and musician. His main genre work was in Chicago blues. Blues Revue said he plays" joyous rave-ups…he testifies with stunning soul fervor and powerful guitar. One of the blues’ finest songwriters.” He was known for playing guitar with Muddy Waters.

The release of his 1980 album, The Chief, on the Rooster Blues label, made him known on the Chicago blues scene. Two encores for Rooster Blues, Help Yourself 1992 and Mean Case of the Blues 1996, made Clearwater famous.

His album Cool Blues Walk was released in 1998, followed by Chicago Daily Blues in 1989 and Reservation Blues in mid-2000. In 2004, he was nominated for a Grammy Award with Los Straitjackets for their collaborative album Rock n Roll City.

Clearwater died at his home in Skokie, Illinois on June 1, 2018 of heart failure at the age of 83.