McKinley Morganfield (1913-83), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician who was an important figure in the post-war blues scene. Waters was first recorded in Mississippi by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1941. Two years later he moved to Chicago to begin a professional career. Today he is widely considered to be the father of modern Chicago blues and his music has influenced several other genres including rock.

Jane Ellen shares her eclectic interests with Oasis audiences from her island home on Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in music and entertainment history, she especially enjoys exploring the artist behind the art. Jane’s presentations benefit from her gifts as a storyteller, independent scholar, performer, and composer.