Seattle blues band Willie & the Whips lay down a pulse then weave melody in with some joy to help you dance, groove and sing.
– 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 Society. Shake ’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 will be released in 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
Most days Will’s hat is The Lawson by Akubra from David Morgan LLC