Charlie Musselwhite performed with his band at the Ventura Theater. Charles Douglas "Charlie" Musselwhite is an American electric blues harmonica player and bandleader, one of the non-black bluesmen who came to prominence in the early '60s, along with Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield.
Though he has often been identified as a "white bluesman," he claims Native American heritage. Musselwhite was reportedly the inspiration for the character played by Dan Aykroyd in the Blues Brothers.
Text and photos by Thomas Long