Wet Willie w/ Jimmy Hall
- Dates: July 16, 2022
- Time: 8pm
- Price: Presale $40, day of show $45
He was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Mobile by a musical family steeped in gospel tradition. Jimmy Hall first gained notoriety as the lead vocalist, saxophonist, and harmonica player for the band Wet Willie, which emerged from Mobile, Alabama in 1970. His unique brand of R&B-infused rock and roll swagger propelled the group’s “Keep On Smilin’” to the Top 10 on the Billboard singles chart in 1974. After five albums with Capricorn Records, Wet Willie moved to the Epic label in 1977, carrying the singles “Street Corner Serenade” and “Weekend” to the Top 40. As a solo artist, Jimmy appeared in the Top 40 yet again with “I’m Happy That Love Has Found You” in 1980. His songs have been recorded by Gregg Allman, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Blackberry Smoke, Johnny Russell, and others. Additionally, Jimmy has been a vocalist and bandleader for Hank Williams, Jr. since the 1980s. Jimmy is an inductee of both the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. A 2017 Alabama Media Group article dubbed Jimmy “Alabama’s greatest Southern rocker." Additionally, Jimmy Hall, has toured as a vocalist with Jeff Beck's US Tour over the years. According to Jeff Beck's Website, Hall is referred to as “A Southern Boy with Lots of Soul.” Jimmy has performed with many others including Joe Bonamassa, The Allman Betts Band, Blackberry Smoke and many others. In 2021 Jimmy Hall and the Fisk Jubilee Singers won a Grammy for the Best Roots Gospel Album. 2021 will also see a brand new album release of mostly new original material by Jimmy Hall that is co-produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith.
Formed in Mobile in the late 60s, Wet Willie became one of the leading exponents of Southern Rock, releasing hits such as "Keep On Smiling", which reached the Top 10 in 1974; "Street Corner Serenade" and "Weekend", which also reached the Top 40, and the singles "Red Hot Chicken", "Everything That 'Cha Do (Will Come Back To You" and "Grits Ain't Groceries".
The soulful Blues singer and multi-instrumentalist credits her musical gift to Gospel music like so many great soul singers before her. Tullie's musical journey began singing in church where her Daddy was a preacher and her Mom was a vocalist and musician . Tullie grew up near the Louisiana cotton fields and wetlands of the Blues, cutting her teeth in a type of church where you could hear soul-shaking music seeping through the walls before you entered the doors. Early on she began writing original material while also learning to play various instruments, she also assumed the role of choir director which led to recording and touring professionally, singing harmony and lead with Gospel groups.
While touring and performing, Tullie was introduced to the many sounds of different genres of music. Her Gospel roots naturally segued into the Blues where you can still hear and feel the hints of Soul along with her grittiness of Rock. Tullie is most comfortable on stage performing in her own unique style, sharing her heart & soul to each audience through her love of music.
Tullie is signed to Endless Blues Records where you can find her latest self-penned album. Tullie is also endorsed by Hammond, touring with her favorite instrument which is the lightweight and slim SK1 Hammond. Her shows and original material ranges from Delta Blues to Rock infused Contemporary Blues music that tells the stories of love, happiness, heartbreak, pain and life experiences. She has powerful vocals, impeccable stage presence and engages with her audience from the time she steps on stage until the last note is played. Her shows are pure energy, and at the same time, raw emotion. Tullie has headlined several Blues festivals as well as shared the stage with B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Paul Thorn, Bonnie Raitt, Tab Benoit, Jimmy Thackery, Coco Montoya, Ruthie Foster, Jimbo Mathus, Carolyn Wonderland, Cedric Burnside, Samantha Fish, Leo Bud Welch, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Henry "Gip" Gipson, Big George Brock among many other talented artists
Anyone 18 and under can attend the show accompanied by an adult (must purchase ticket).
General admission seating is limited, first come first serve.