Having seen Wil perform live once before, having bought all his albums, having bought his wife’s jewelry to commemorate what an AWESOME time BH and I had that night, and then having met and chatted with Caroline (his wife) when she delivered said jewelry, I feel it is my obligation as both your friend, fellow blogger, music lover and human being to pass along the information I received in Wil’s latest newsletter… Wil is on tour!
I guarantee that if you can appreciate a good song, you will LOVE seeing him live…sadly though, he will RUIN you for other live performances. He is just that great.
This is what one fan had to say…
Wanted to leave this comment on your blog, but couldn’t seem to get it to work. Ah well. Just wanted to say that it was one of your shows, 6 or so years ago at Wild Bill’s in Banff, that got me really and truly hooked on live music. Your energy, passion and skill are totally unique and I was lucky enough to see you for the 13th time this past April at Knox United in Calgary (and the Tuesday before that at the Drake in Canmore!). 30-40 shows a year and I always look forward to being in front of your stage more than any other artist; bringing new people to your shows every single time to try and bring them into the fold. I’ve already got a half a dozen people definitely coming with me to Canmore again when you’re there this winter.
Your attitude about live music, your commitment to touring and your damned virtuosic talents are way more than reason enough to make the trip to see you anytime you’re within reach.
Keep on keepin’ on, man.
13 times this guy’s been to see Wil! I aspire to hit that number and beyond! (can you tell that I like this guy’s music? 😉 )
If I’ve piqued your interest, check out the tour dates section on Wil’s website for a complete list of dates and show information. He’s heading as far east as Winnipeg and hitting places like Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Nelson, Vancouver, Victoria and Tofino in between. He’s even coming back to Cumberland! You can bet BH and I will be there. WHOOT!
More information on Wil and the upcoming tour…
The “Wil-1975″ TOUR – Vancouver Island-based musician Wil has been called many things throughout his storied musical career. Songwriter. Roots Rock Performer. Travelling Troubadour. Impassioned Guitarsman. And there’s no question that Wil is all of these things, but something that has never been said about him is that maybe, just maybe, Wil was born at the wrong time. Maybe instead of working so hard to be heard in 2010, Wil should’ve been out hitting the road back in 1975. It is with this concept in mind (more HERE) that Wil plans to hit the road, solo, with just his guitars and a hand built stomp box for a 3-week tour of Western Canada. It is in this Intimate setting that Wil will perform: with highlights from his latest album In This Together as well as showcasing a few new songs from his upcoming NEW release. The tour starts in Victoria on November 18th and runs though December 11th.