Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang (#218)

Howlin’ Wolf alumnus Eddie Shaw cranks the blues.


Fronting his own band, the Wolf Gang, former Howlin’ Wolf sideman Eddie Shaw cranks out an impressive and explosive set of blues.

Shaw made a name for himself with a gritty sax tone that perfectly suited the raspy vocals of the Wolf. He has played with such legendary performers as Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, and Otis Rush, and his confidence and dues-paid-in-full ability guarantee an electric evening of blues every time he takes the stage.

The Wolf Gang also features former Howlin’ Wolf bass player Shorty Gilbert. The band was nominated for W.C. Handy Awards in 1999, 2000, and 2001 and has released two live albums, Papa Told Me and Live at the Time Out Pub.