Description / biography
Willie Buck is just asTail Dragger one of the last authentic Chicago Blues singers from their generation.. March 2017 Fossen Events will bring this legendary singer to The Netherlands for three shows.
William Crawford, better known as Willie Buck, was born 1937 in Houston Mississippi. When he was young he worked at a local paperfactory. In the evening he started working as a singer. Willie started to perform in Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, North & South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, better known as the ‘Chittlin Circuit’.
Like many others Willie moved from the south to Chicago in 1954. Soon he was part of the blues music scene there and was one of the talented musicians at the famous Maxwellstreet. His first recording , 'The Disco Blues' , was made on Maxwellstraat too and led to doing shows in Canada, Mexico, France and The Netherlands.
Willie was inducted to Chicago's Blues Hall of Fame in the summer of 2004, just like other wellknown Chicago based musicians of his generation.
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