Willie & the Whips meld influences from Mississippi, Chicago, London, Louisiana, and the Seattle punk not grunge scene. We play lots of standards* with a healthy dose of originals to help you boogie and holler.  – since 2014. 

  • Fred McDowell, Slim Harpo,  Garry Burnside, Robert Kimbrough Sr, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith, Howlin’ Wolf, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Zimmerman, Muddy Waters, Reverend Gary Davis, The Reverends Robert and John Wilkins, Sharde Thomas, John Lee Hooker, Rosetta Tharp, Jimmy Reed, The Dehumanizers.

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.

WATW #2 record “Wassissippi” will be out by Summer of ’24

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

Will’s most precious hat is The Lawson a hat Akubra made that was available from David Morgan LLC