Monday, July 16, 2018
Willie Lomax & The Blues Revue - Same (re-post)
Willie Lomax was born and raised in Miami, Florida. His father was a jazz drummer, playing with Cannonball Adderley, Billy Eckstine, June Christy, Al Haig, George Shaw & Blue Mitchell during the 1950's jazz scene in the Miami - Ft. Lauderdale area, and the records of Cannonball, Miles Davis, Count Basie and Duke Ellington would be on in the house night after night. At age 9, Willie started on the trumpet, switching to the guitar at age 18 when he moved to Tallahassee, Fl. The first song he performed live was Muddy Waters' hit "Manish Boy" and, after seeing Muddy live in Tallahassee the following year, the blues became an integral part of Willie's life.
Willie's main musical influences can be found in Albert King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Johnny Guitar Watson, Frank Frost, Tiny Grimes, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Miles Davis and Ronnie Earl, although Willie says he can list over a hundred influences when space permits.
Making Tampa, Florida home since 1985, Willie has recorded and/or shared the stage with: Frank Frost, Sam Carr, Big Jack Johnson, Carey Bell, Sam Myers, Arthur Williams, Super Chikan, Ronnie Earl, James Peterson, Lucky Peterson, Eric Gales, Diamond Teeth Mary, the Hi-Rythm section of Leroy Hodges and Howard Grimes, Jerry Martini, Rock Bottom, Troy Turner, Walfredo reyes Jr. and Shawn Brown
Willie has played the Long Beach Blues Festival featuring Robert Cray, the King Biscuit Blues Festival featuring Albert King, the Rock Crusher Canyon Blues Festival featuring Buddy Guy, the Riverwalk Blues Festival featuring Ronnie Earl and the Tampa Bay Blues Festival featuring Delbert McClinton
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Thanks go to HM for ripping the tape.