Ticket giveaway – Willis Earl Beal at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, May 5
Win two tickets to Willis Earl Beal this Saturday, May 5 at the Biltmore Cabaret.
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From the press release: “WillisÂ EarlÂ BealÂ isn’t an easy person to find. He’s not on Facebook and never had a MySpace page. All he had was some flyers tacked to the wall of a used bookstore on Chicago’s west side. It started ‘I want friends & stuff’ and ended ‘I am not a Weasel’, signedÂ WILLISÂ EARLÂ BEALÂ and a phone number.
“From these humble beginnings comesÂ Acousmatic Sorcery, the debut full length release fromÂ BealÂ through XL Recordings…Â The album’s 11 songs are taken from a series of recordingsÂ WillisÂ made while living in Albuquerque. He arrived in New Mexico without a plan, a place, or enough money to live on and so began singing warm, visceral and moving tunes to help him cope while sleeping rough.
“EventuallyÂ BealÂ found work as the night porter at a motel. It was during the late-night shifts that the 27-year-old musician taught himself to make music.”
Video – Willis Earl Beal, “Evening’s Kiss”:
VisitÂ www.willisearlbeal.com to hear new track Take Me Away from the forthcoming album.
“(His songs) should immediately appeal to fans of Tom Waits. They sound raw and authentic, which, when it comes to recorded music, is what really matters.” – John Sakamoto #1 Anti-Hit List Toronto Star – Take Me Away