When:
May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
2018-05-17T19:00:00-05:00
2018-05-17T23:30:00-05:00
Where:
Barriba Cantina
111 W Crockett St #214
San Antonio, TX 78205
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Staff
210-228-9876

        At a very young age Will’s interest in all things sonic started him down the road to a career in Music. His introduction to music came through his family: the early influence of Jimi Hendrix from his brothers, Bluegrass, Folk and Mountain music from both his parents, and boogie woogie from his grandmother.

        His love for the Blues and American Roots Music began to blossom after moving to Texas at the young age of 5. His uncle gave him a copy of “The Vaughan Brothers: Family Style” and he was hooked. He got his first SRV album shortly after, and was off into the world of Blues. He began digging deeper and deeper for the nastiest, grooviest, and raunchy sounds he could find and focused his list of influences to include Albert King, Howlin’ Wolf, Hound Dog Taylor, Elmore James, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Lightnin’ Slim, Albert Collins, Otis Rush, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, and the list GOES ON!! He sat in with bands from the time he was 11 years old and began meeting and playing with musicians in the San Antonio Blues scene. Thanks to local SA sax legend Frank Rodarte, Will landed a weekly Friday night gig while in the 7th grade, and 3 or 4 years later landed another weekly gig and began refining his chops.

         During his senior year of high school, the band got the opportunity to open for and back up the great Stephen Stills in Austin, TX. From there he moved on to other inspiring moments in music, opening for Lynard Skynard, Three Dog Night, and quite a few other notable acts.

         After graduating from school he co-formed his own group in the style of Classic Country and Rock! The band played legendary Texas venues such as Luckenbach, TX and Gruene Hall. After that Will began playing with anyone and everyone and opened solo for greats such as Dick Dale. When he was 22, he traveled to France to play with “Mitch Webb & The Swindles” at the Crappone Country Rendezvous Festival. It was there he met the Great-Nephew of Texas Country Legend Ernest Tubb. He joined the band and began touring the USA and Europe with Lucky Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadours. After getting a bit burned out on the party lifestyle on the road, he left the Troubadours to get back to what he does best, playing Roots/Blues, and writing his own material.

In 2013 he released his first self-produced album “Travelin’ Man” and proceeded to play all across the State of Texas, and various other places in the Continental U.S.

Currently, Will is performing full time with legendary Texas rockabilly group Two Tons Of Steel, touring throughout Texas, the Mid-West US and Europe. To keep up with Will’s schedule with Two Tons, check out www.twotons.com. However, in the mean time, Will continues to write, record, perform and sit in with many notable seasoned musicians in the San Antonio area, including the Texas Tornados, among many others. Stay tuned for more from this young rising talent; he’s definitely on the move!!!