w/ Alvon Johnson & Annika Chambers
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra are festival favorites in Europe, in fact since 2015, they have been the resident house band for the prestigious Porretta Soul Festival, in Porretta Terme Italy. After A While, Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra’s most recent release on Blue Dot Records, has earned them five 2018 Blues Music Award nominations; a feature in Downbeat Magazine (2/2018), and a feature in The San Francisco Chronicle (3/2018). After A While is # 7 on Downbeat Magazine’s, 2018 critics poll; and Wee Willie Walker was awarded Most Outstanding Male Blues Singer, 2018 by Living Blues Magazine. Walker’s voice is nothing shy of a soul-defining epiphany. You can hear passion, peace, love and pain in each spellbinding phrase. With considerable beauty, depth and richness, Willie subtly coaxes the listener’s ear through a range of heart-melting emotions one usually feels only from a lover.
Few vocalists own the stage like Terrie Odabi. When the statuesque Oakland, California native begins to sing, a hush falls over the audience. They’re about to take a ride through the highs and lows of Deep Blue Soul music, led by a beautiful singer who packs her shows with heart- pumping energy and poignant memories. Terrie’s finely honed instrument is matched only by her generous spirit and wit.Terrie performs original Deep BlueSoul directly from her heart to yours. Her compelling arrangements create a support for Terrie’s witty lyrics and spellbinding voice. After A While, features Terrie on a duet with Wee Willie Walker. Terrie is also a European festival favorite. When Terrie Odabi performs with Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, expect nothing shy of magic.