WILLIE B- Guitarist/ Vocalist
Willie B spent 8 years giging in and through out the Minneapolis-Saint Paul blues scene and surrounding areas playing a number of top blues clubs and dives including "Wilebskies Lengendary Blues Club", "Famous Dave's BBQ and Blues Club", Neumann's,Schooner Tavern, as well as the "Wicked Moose". Heavily influenced by the sounds of Chicago such as Muddy Waters,Little Walter,Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor,Majic Sam, Clarance Gate Mouth Brown and Albert Collins. Willles first exposure to playing the blues is sitting in with Bay Area Legends at joints like "Elis Mile High Club" in Oakland and Skips Tavern in the Bernal Heights district of San Francisco as well as the south Bay at the "Quarter Note" in Palo Alto and JJ's Blues Lounge in San Jose. Those early days left a remarkable impact on Willie's life. After years of gigging Willie is still paying his dues carrying on the tradition of the blues paying homage to those and came before. Willie was invited to play at the "Westport Blues Festival" back in 2015 sharing a bill with both Claudette King daughter of late "BB King" and harmonica great Lee Oskar.