Blues Boy Willie

American Roots: Blues

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Blues Boy Willie (aka Blues Boy Willie McFalls) is a Texas blues singer and harmonica player (he also plays guitar and upright bass), with a clean, crisp urban blues sound that verges on the generic; but he makes up for it with a solid dose of humor, and a sure sense of what makes the blues work in the contemporary world. A blues lifer (his father was in Ma Rainey's touring minstrel show), McFalls makes things work by the sheer force of his engaging personality. Highlights here include "Leroy" and "Where Is Leroy," two installments in what appears to be an ongoing saga.

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