JavaJax Live Music Venue announces an upcoming blues music performance by Blues Boy Willie. The event will be held on Saturday evening, July 16.
Blues Boy Willie was born to sing the blues. Born William Daniel McFalls in the small, cotton farming community of Memphis, Texas in 1946, his career began before he even knew the meaning of the word. His first performance was playing drums for his brother's band and singing Little Richard's 'Lucille' at the tender age of five at a high school prom. Blues Boy wanted to become a harmonica player after watching his father, Gaines 'Tim' McFalls, play harmonica for the famous 'Ma' Rainey when he wasn't working in the cotton field. Willie, always interested in his father's talents, would sneak the harmonica out of his father's pocket and play it. The blues bug had bit him, and he continued his love of singing in the local juke joints and roadhouses in Memphis, Texas. Club owners and patrons all loved him and dubbed him the 'Juke Joint King'.
Blues Boy Willie has been all over the country performing in festivals, casinos, stage shows as well as venues in his local communities. He is an experienced artist who knows how to engage the audience. Willie was inducted into the Texas Blues Hall of Fame. In 2011, he was named ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ as part of the West Coast Blues Awards and was invited to perform at the Monterey Blues Festival. In May, Blues Boy participated in San Angelo’s 2011 Simply Texas Blues Festival, sponsored by the San Angelo Blues Society. Willie won the event, and was backed by the Texas Blues Runners. By winning the competition, Blues Boy Willie qualifies to enter the 2012 International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN.
The Juke Joint King is back. He's been there, he's done that, and he's back to do it again. He's in a class all by himself, and there is no one like Blues Boy Willie. If you have never seen Blues Boy Willie perform, don't miss another performance. You are guaranteed to be entertained. The performance this Saturday will offer an evening of entertainment that will include a pre-show dinner at 7:30 p.m. and the musical performance at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for the dinner (reservation required) with admission to attend the show only beginning at 8:15 p.m. (no advance reservation required for the show only). The cost is $25 per person for the dinner and show, or $15 per person for the show only. For more information or to make dinner and/or show reservations, come by JavaJax at 325 Oak Street in downtown Sweetwater, or call 325-933-4382.