Willie B started playing guitar when he was eight years old and began playing in bands at age fourteen where he found his love for writing songs.Willie B plays both electric and accoustic guitars and has years of experience playing 12 string guitars as well. Willie's guitars styles include pop, blues, r&b, funk, folk, country, and swing.
FALL FROM GRACE a 2004 release featured songs like “Tea and Honey” and “Please My Worried Mind” nominated for song of the year by the Houston Songwriters Association. In fact 7 cuts on this CD were nominated for "Song of the Year" One of the songs did win Song of the Year "I Still Hide My Heart Away"penned by Patricia Bishop and Willie B, paving the way for Willie B to win Songwriter of the Year.
Willie B also owns and operates Studio B. A small studio for solo singer songwriters.
Willie founded and hosts the Texas Songwriters Showcase with friend and fellow musician Michael Pope. After 4 wonderful years of the Showcase Michael Pope resigned from the show which is now in it's 6th year. The Texas Songwriters Showcase is held the second Friday of each month at JP Hops House 2317 S. Hwy 6.
Pre Production has begun for Willie’s 5th solo project. Many of the new songs are written and a few are all ready recorded. The title is still up in the air but maybe by the fall 09' it will be a done deal!
Playing Out: The Hanshaws (08 Texas Music Award noninees for Best Vocal Group) and Willie B team up all the time. In fact The Hanshaws and Willie B have been perforning together for years (everytime we get a chance!)
Willie B formed a Bules band affectionately known as "The Blues Pigs" for friend and partner in crime, The Reverand Dr. Otis. Willie B just completed his new cd, "MONEY THINK$ I'M DEAD" and it is on sale now!
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