Muddy Waters' former Chicago home to be turned into community center and blues museum

Muddy Waters
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The Muddy Waters MOJO Museum - a project that seeks to turn the blues legend's former Chicago house into a community cultural center - has been given a $50,000 grant to begin renovations through the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.

Spearheaded by Waters' great-granddaughter Chandra Cooper, the community center will include a museum dedicated to Muddy Waters and the blues, a recording studio, a small venue, and a community garden.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.