Wet Willie CD Release Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. (7-8 Aves.) - 212-997-4144
New York, NY 10036
Description: Wet Willie, after The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, was the hardest-rocking of the Southern bands to come to national attention in the early '70s. For seven years, from 1971 until 1978, the group produced an enviable array of albums awash in good-time music, rollicking high-energy blues-rock, and white Southern soul. The band had a Top Ten hit with "Keep On Smilin'" and several other chart toppers, including "Weekend," "Airport," and "Dixie Rock," and a lot of admirers. In contrast to The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie was a band closer in spirit to Booker T. & the M.G.'s, much more steeped in sweaty, good-time R&B than the blues-rock of the label mates The Allman Brothers Band or the country-rock of the Marshall Tucker Band.