The Freight & Salvage is celebrating their 50th year as the premier venue in Berkeley! This show will feature the full 13 piece Soul Orchestra featuring Willie and Terrie Odabi on lead vocals, a full 4 piece horn section, and our 3 talented background singers. TICKETS
Wee Willie Walker, vocals; Terrie Odabi, vocals; Anthony Paule, guitar; Tony Lufrano, keys; Endre Tarczy, bass; D’mar, drums; Bill Ortiz, trumpet; Charles McNeal, tenor sax; Johnny Bamont, baritone sax; Derek James, trombone; Larry Batiste, background vocals; Sandy Griffith, background vocals; Omega Ray, background vocals.
It’s a SUMMER SOUL-STICE PARTY!!! The Sacramento Blues Society presents the full 12 version of the Soul Orchestra with horns and background singers. This is a beautiful performing arts center and a great way to bring in our favorite season of the year! Hope we don’t get stuck in Folsom Prison after the show!!!! TICKETS
Ukiah is the county seat of Mendocino County and has been hosting this well attended event since 1991. They have had some of the finest musicians in California perform including Robert Cray, Maria Muldaur, Elvin Bishop, Robben Ford, Richie Havens, and other top name artists. LINK
Special show celebrating Assisi and San Francisco’s 50 years as sister cities. The Soul Orchestra will be performing in front of the Basilica of St. Francis. This is perhaps the most beautiful small city in all of Italy, and perhaps even the world! More details coming soon.
After a very successful appearance at the Umbria Jazz Festival winter edition in Orvieto this past December, Willie and the Soul Orchestra have been invited back for the summer edition in Perugia. We will be performing every day of the first four days of this this 10 day festival. The list of performers who have appeared at this festival is a who’s who of jazz. This year marks the 46th edition of the festival! LINK
The Porretta Soul Festival will always be special because this is where Willie and the Soul Orchestra first performed together. We’ll be performing for 3 days of the festival with Willie and a cavalcade of guest artists. This is Willie’s 4th appearance at the festival and the 3 consecutive year. As for the Soul Orchestra, this will be the 6th consecutive appearance at the festival. Porretta is a quaint village in the Apennine Mountains between Bologna and Florence. Come eat some pizza and pasta and listen to some great soul music while you’re at it! LINK
Community concert in the town square of Vergato Italy. Come join the locals and listen great soul music with Wille, The Soul Orchestra, and other special guests.
Another return engagement to one of our favorite East Bay music venues
This will be our first appearance at this historic 19th century opera house in beautiful downtown Winters, CA. The Palms is an institution which as been presenting top notch entertainment for several decades. LINK
The longest running jam session in the Bay Area will be hosted by Willie and the Orchestra! Musicians can sign up to sit in after the Soul Orchestra’s first set. After the jam the Willie ant the Orchestra take the stage to close out the night. LINK
Bluesin’ on the HIGH SEAS!!!! We had blast in the Caribbean in October 2017 and we’re fixin’ to do it again! This time the ship will depart from San Diego, CA and head down south of the border with exciting stops in several Mexican ports. The ship is 95% sold out, so if you’re interested, this is the time to act! If you’re new to the LRBC please tell them Willie and the Soul Orchestra sent you! LINK
Come to the FAR FAR north of California and enjoy Willie and the Soul Orchestra in the redwoods!!! Well actually we’ll be indoors at the Municipal Auditorium. Rumor has it there will be a surprise guest joining Willie and the Orchestra on stage. TICKETS
Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra - Pacific Coast Dream Machines Festival, Half Moon Bay, CA
The lovely and talented Terrie Odabi will join Willie and the Soul Orchestra for this unique event. What other festival features planes, cars, and great music? This festival benefits seniors on the San Mateo coast. TICKETS
Enjoy Willie and the Soul Orchestra at this intimate listening venue in Downtown Oakland. Karen who is one of the proprietors cooks up a storm and her delicious food is available during the show. LINK
Great music & food!
Come for great music & food!
If you find yourself in the Apennine Mountains in July stop by this community concert featuring Willie, Terrie Odabi, The Soul Orchestra, and many of the other featured artists from the Porretta Soul Festival.
Willie and the Soul Orchestra return to Porretta after their triumphant appearances in 2015 and 2017! This one of a kind festival should be on your bucket list! Now in its 31st year, this annual event is held in the tiny town of Porretta, which is located in the Apennine Mountains midway between Florence and Bologna. The line up is alway chock full of great soul singers. The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra which serves as the house band, is augmented with 3 back up vocalists and baritone sax. WEBSITE
Biscuits & Blues is San Francisco's premier night club for touring blues acts. Come catch Willie and The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra. Check out the southern food menu while Willie and the Orchestra serenade you! Two shows at 7:30 and 10:00. WEBSITE