|Blind Willies, photo Wo.|
The gig started with a beautiful song. Most songs had loads of text and storylines that are impossible to follow when hearing songs for the first time live. At these moments the melody determines where a song will end concerning my mood and this went all across the board. At the moment I started to give up, Blind Willies played a German (Yiddish?) song that stuck out all the way. Another rhythm, another feel and the show came back alive. Then the guitar played two or three blues notes that send off warning bells in my head. Nothing happened for a few seconds and then the cello set in and I was singing along before I consciously knew to what. "My girl, my girl, did you lie to me?" The now Nirvana song by Leadbelly was played and what a surprise! Then a Blind Willies type rocker was played and the concert soared. It all ended with another bit bland song.
In short I do not really know what to make of Blind Willies. To really know I will need to hear them on record. Live they were different and made a difference in several ways. This makes Blind Willies stand out and isn't that what making music is about? With each song they forced a reaction in me. Add to the whole mix the two, three and four piece harmonies and an extra layer is added to this band's music
|Max Miller-Loran, photo Wo.|
You can listen to Blind Willies' albums here.
P.S. Blind Willies is releasing a new album, 'Every day is judgement day' on 31-5. Here's a first taste: 'Big city' on You Tube. (Tol Hansse would have been proud of this video!)