Catfish Hodge

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Catfish Hodge has been called an "American folk blues hero" and has been a mainstay on the American Blues music scene for four decades. He has twenty four albums to his credit. While growing up in Detroit, he was sneaking into Motown Records' Hitsville Studio to catch the Four tops and the Supremes and grooving to R&B and Blues while his contemporaries gravitated to the Beatles. In the late 1960’s he formed the Catfish Band and led them out of Detroit into national prominence. By 1973 Catfish had settled in Washington, DC. He became a regular opener for Bonnie Raitt and Little Feat, who also started showing up on his recordings. When he formed the Chicken Legs Band in 1981, he was joined by Little Feat’s Paul Barrere, Richie Hayward, Kenny Gradney and Sam Clayton. Along with Paul Barrere he formed the Bluesbusters in 1984. They recorded two albums for Landslide Records and toured for many years, until Little Feat was reformed in the late 1980’s. In 1999 Catfish founded the Hillbilly Funk Allstars with T Lavitz, Richie Hayward, Kenny Gradney and Vassar Clements. "Catfish on stage is like a twelve gauge shot gun of emotion going off!" - Rolling Stone Magazine.

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