Little G Weevil / Billy Gibson

Little G Weevil / Billy Gibson

Billy Gibson, harmonica player, singer

If the red-brick cobblestone of Beale St. could speak it would tell of countless artists and their sound deposits and influences they have left. To be a celebrated artist making a living playing on Beale St. is a mere dream! Billy Gibson used to be a headliner on Beale…playing and singing three nights a week on the fabled stage of Rum Boogie Café at the corner of Beale and Third. From that stage he took his exceptional talent even further traveling around the world with the smoking sound of his high energy, soulful Memphis Blues. One day in Africa the next day in Northern and Central Europe;Billy Gibson has earned the name "The Prince of Beale Street" as well as many prizes and awards throughout the years:

1999 West Tennessee Bluegrass Harmonica Champion
2002/2003 NARAS Memphis Premier Player Award
2005 Beale Street Entertainer of the Year
2006 Blues Music Award Nominee
2009 Blues Music Award Best Instrumentalist Harmonica

Billy Gibson was born in the heart of the blues in Clinton, Mississippi. After high school, Billy moved to Clarksdale where he played with blues guitarist Johnnie Billington and drummer Bobby Little in Billington’s group The Midnighters. From Clarksdale he moved to Memphis and thus began his tenure at what Billy refers to as “Beale Street: The University of The Blues.” It is hard to imagine that one artist could have played with and be influenced directly by so many…a virtual who’s who of legendary musicians. Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside, Kenny Brown, Luther Allison, James Cotton, John Entwistle, Jim Dandy, Calvin Newborn, to name but a few.

Little G Weevil:

2013 International Blues Challenge solo/duo winner guitarist, singer, songwriter Little G Weevil is one of the most unique entertainers on the scene today. His approach to the American Roots and Blues Music makes him one of a kind. This high energy and very laid back performer sings his heart out and tells his real life stories in a way that is really hard to forget.
His 2012 release "The Teaser" was chosen Top 10 Best Blues Album of the year by Mojo magazine. It has shined silver and gold on blues music charts in the US and Europe.

His latest album "Moving" was released on Vizztone Label Group in July 2013 is currently #4 on Roots Music Report (based on reported radio airplays around the world)

2013 International Blues Challenge Solo Winner
2013 International Blues Challenge Best Solo Guitarist

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