“Whats that I hear going all around town?” Blues legend Rory Gallagher once sang. Well, these times it’s Listowel Blues Band Mudcat that’s creating the buzz.
Mudcat is made up of Listowel musicians Stephen O’Connor (drums), Neil Beasley (bass), Seamus Slemon (vocals) and Morris Twomey (guitar). According to Neil Beasley, the initial idea was to form an original band, fusing blues, rock and jazz, with a flair for musical improvisation. “The band currently filters in their own originals and renditions of blues standards in their setlists,” said Neil. After an initial split in 2006 the band regrouped after much popular demand having previously garnered a reputation for its energetic, live gigs.