Bio

Like musicians hanging close weave together.

Seattle blues band Willie & the Whips turn  pain into a pulse, counter pulse and melody all with some joy to make you dance and groove and sing.

– since 2014.

Slim Harpo,  Fred McDowell, 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.. all y’all that like to stomp and moan and holler.

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 castle tour.

Late March 2019 we return to Seattle’s Studio Litho to record a full length.

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