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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sally Mae - Willie Houston

A Life in the blues, best describes 84-year old Louisiana delta blues man Willie Houston. Willie was born to perform and his life-long love of the blues has never faltered. From his humble beginnings in the delta cotton fields to the blues stages of America, the blues have been a way of life for Willie Houston.
We are pleased and excited that Willie calls Colorado his home. Willie has played his delta blues in thousands of juke joints, clubs, bars, and event halls for more than 60-years.
With the release of his 2001 CD "Bluesman Willie Houston" he has a newfound popularity that has opened many ears to this grand electric delta style of an art form that has a very limited number of surviving alumni.
It is well known that for every bluesman like BB King, John Lee Hooker or Muddy Waters there were literally hundreds of delta bluesmen from that same era that didn't go to Memphis or Chicago. They were never heard by the likes of Alan Lomax or had a chance to record for the Library of Congress.
So goes the story of Willie Houston. Now at long last Willie Houston's time has come. With his self-titled CD on the Fasttrack label he has attracted attention from radio stations, newspapers and blues fans alike. If afforded the opportunity you simply must see, "Bluesman" Willie Houston.
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