With six independent releases and hundreds of songs in his catalog,Will is more than a performing songwriter and an innovative baritone guitarist, he's also a producer that works with great Texas artists!
BIO:Will's grandmother was a soprano on the stage who worked with and knew the great Irving Berlin! From an early age Will learned a lot about performance from sitting at the piano and listening to her sing and play classic tunes from the 1940's and 50's. In 1980 Will moved from Denver to Austin and got his first shot at the big time when singer Vicky Southern took several of his songs into the studio to record with some of Austin's best including:Eric Johnson,Mitch Watkins,Dave Seabree and Herman Rarebell from the Scorpions! It was during this period that he first met his long time band mates:Carl Childs,Sam McBurnett and J.D. Higginbotham.Will,Carl and the boys had two bands "Child's Play"and the"Rockaholic's" that played all the old Austin haunts in the 1980's.Percussionist Jorge de Armas joined the band in 1995 and Viola player Dr. Robert Radmer added his talents in 2001.In 2008 Mike "Tanto" joined in on vocals and Harmonica.The rest is History!
From"the Old Steamboat on 6th,Emma Joe's,Austin Out House,Joe's Generic,Black Cat Lounge and Chicago House"in the 1980's to"Liberty Lunch,Flamingo Cantina,Auditorium Shores,Top of the Mark and The Austin Music Hall" in the 90's,and in 2005:Paramount Theater,MoMo's,Carlos n Charlies,Saxon Pub,Maria's Taco xpress, Threadgills,Doc's backyard and a seven year house gig at the Waterloo Ice House band the Monarch Theater ect... Will and his band have paid their dues!
Highlights:The Christmas Eve show 2005 and the March 18th 2009 SXSW shows at The Saxon Pub with Timothy Curry and Ray Benson were magical nights! With Ray and Tim singing masterfully,Will playing rhythm on Acoustic Baritone guitar and Ray really cutting loose with his fluid Jazzy leads.It was a night to remember! Check out the blogs on this page to see us live at the Saxon pub in Austin Texas during SXSW