mac arnold Archive
Mac Arnold has enjoyed a storied musical career, one that has seen him work with artists including B.B. King, James Brown, Bill Withers and many others. He retired from music some years ago, but Arnold’s love for the blues brought him back to the stage. He plays regularly with his band Plate Full O’ Blues,
Mac Arnold’s story is a familiar one to fans of the blues. Born 1942 in upstate South Carolina, he was a sharecropper’s son and one of 13 children. When his father left home temporarily to pick oranges in Florida, one of Mac’s older brothers decided to build a guitar for himself, using materials at hand.