German-based US blues artist Big Daddy Wilson announces his debut Australian tour in support of his latest album Time. Big Daddy Wilson uses his wonderfully warm baritone voice to draw on a wide stylistic spectrum of blues, folk, soul and gospel – his music is all heart and natural soul.
‘Time’ was co-produced by blues legend Eric Bibb who sums up perfectly the effect that Big Daddy Wilson has on listeners: “As soon as you hear Big Daddy Wilson’s voice, whether speaking or singing, you hear his southern country roots. The sound of the original blues people comes through loud and clear, reminding you of a bygone era when music came from people’s front porches instead of iPhones. [pullquote]Wilson has a voice baptized in the river of African-American song – a voice with the power to heal.[/pullquote] His repertoire encompasses spirituals, blues, country & soul, delivered in his unique, heartfelt way. The journey that the making of this record has taken me on has enriched me as a musician and brought me closer to everyone who contributed to the project. Working with Wilson has been a blessing and I’m sure this new album of his will bring much listening pleasure to all who hear it”. – Eric Bibb
Hailing from small-town North Carolina, Wilson grew up on the sounds of the church and local country radio, discovering the blues after re-locating to Germany after a stint in the military.
“We were very poor, but I had a beautiful childhood. As a child I worked in the tobacco and cotton fields, I was a real country boy. I quit school at the age of 16, and later joined the US Army. I met the blues in Germany, where I still live today. I’d been writing poems and songs long before I started singing the Blues, I didn’t know what it was, but it was mixed in my blood, I was born with the blues. So I started Back to the Roots Acoustic Blues, just me and a guitar player.”
Wilson has established himself as a stand-out performer through a solid touring schedule across Europe, Scandinavia and the US. He has picked up several awards in Europe for his unique trademark style.
Australian music lovers, take the opportunity to introduce yourself to Big Daddy Wilson on his first ever Australian tour this March and April.
BIG DADDY WILSON’s 2016 Australian Tour Dates:
Mar 11 The Milton Theatre, Milton
Mar 12 The Quarterdeck Café, Narooma
Mar 13 The Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah
Mar 17 The Federal Hotel, Bellingen NSW
Mar 18 The Soundlounge, Currumbin QLD
Mar 19 The Old Museum, Spring Hill
Mar 20 Imperial Hotel, Eumundi
Mar 24 Pistol Pete’s Food and Blues, Geelong
Mar 26 The Flying Saucer Club, Melbourne,
Mar 27 Edwards Tavern, West Wodonga
Mar 31 The Camelot Louge, Marrickville
Apr 01 Lizotte’s, Newcastle
Apr 02 Brass Monkey, Cronulla
Apr 03 Beaches, Thirroul
Time is available through ABC/Universal Music. You can find it here.