January 19, 2012

The Little Willies On World Cafe (World Cafe, January 19, 2012)

The informal nature of The Little Willies speaks to its members' chemistry and love of country-music classics; after all, their moniker is a tribute to country-music legend Willie Nelson. Composed of Norah Jones (piano, vocals), Richard Julian (vocals), Jim Campilongo (guitar), Lee Alexander (bass) and Dan Rieser (drums), the group got its start in 2003, playing at New York City's Live Room for sheer enjoyment. It soon became clear that The Little Willies' energy and talent could not stay limited to a one-time show. The band released its eponymous debut in 2006 -- it's full of Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams and Willie Nelson covers -- and just returned, six years later, with For the Good Times.


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