Bio

Seattle blues band Willie & the Whips play high energy North Mississippi and Chicago blues standards with a healthy dose of original tunes to help you dance and holler.

– since 2014.  Since well before that inspired by:

Fred McDowell, Slim Harpo,  Garry Burnside, Robert Kimbrough Sr, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith, Howlin’ Wolf, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Zimmerman, Muddy Waters, Sharde Thomas, John Lee Hooker, Rosetta Tharp, Jimmy Reed..

WATW‘s 2016 release Homage was nominated for Best Blues Album by the Washington State Blues SocietyShake ’em On Down has been played on  terrestrial stations KNKX, KEXP, and KSER.  DJ’s playing our songs in France and Wales promise a future castle tour.

In 2019 we returned to Studio Litho to make our second record which is slated for released Spring 2020.

Willie And the Whips are:
Art Behrman – Bass
Ed Portnow – Drums
Kevin Bean – Harmonica and Vocals
Will Morgan – Guitar and Vocals
+ Guitarists Especiales: Ari, Jose

Gear
Most days Will’s hat is The Lawson by Akubra from David Morgan LLC