Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra - After A While Garner 5 Blues Music Award Nominations!
Willie's latest CD, "After A While" on Blue Dot Records has captured the attention of blues and soul fans worldwide. The end result? Willie, the Soul Orchestra, and "After A While" have been nominated in five categories by The Blues Foundation for the upcoming 2018 Blues Music Awards, held in Memphis on Thursday, May 10th!
We encourage everyone to get out and vote for Willie and this amazing record! Only members of the Blues Foundation can vote - if you are not a member we strongly suggest you join this wonderful organization. Click here now to join for as little as $25 ..... it's that easy! Once you have become a member you will automatically be subscribed to their email list and they will forward you the 2018 Blues Music Awards ballot. Voting is opens January 23 so don't delay!
We've made the whole CD available to stream online right now. You can listen at SoundCloud by clicking here.
The Blues Foundation is Memphis-based, but world-renowned as THE organization whose mission is to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. Founded in 1980, The Blues Foundation has approximately 4,000 individual members and 200 affiliated local blues societies representing another 50,000 fans and professionals around the world. Its signature honors and events–the Blues Music Awards, Blues Hall of Fame, International Blues Challenge and Keeping the Blues Alive Awards–make it the international center of blues music. Its HART Fund provides the blues community with medical assistance. Blues in the Schools programs and Generation Blues scholarships expose new generations to blues music. Throughout the year, the Foundation staff serves the worldwide Blues community with answers, contact information and news.
"If Nothing Ever Changes" was recorded in a "houseful of love," according to Willie and we also ask our friends and fans to vote for two musicians without whom this record would never have happened. Nominated for the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award is producer Rick Estrin and in the Instrumentalist/Guitar category is none other than coproducer, engineer and owner of Greaseland Studio Chris "Kid" Andersen, both members of Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, who are nominated for Band of the Year!
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