100% PURE TOUR

November 25, 2014

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AAAAWWWW RIGHT! Here I come for my annual Holiday Tour!
I am holdin. Loaded with a fresh batch of Liquid Summer Hot Sauce, CDs, and  swag. Here’s the details of the tour schedule. I begin the tour at a Homeless Shelter near Louisville. Then I’m gigging in Lexington, Connersville IN, Wheeling WV.  Sharon, Pittsburgh, and DuBois PA. Cleveland, Syracuse. I will celebrate my birthday on December 20 in Maryville Tennessee with family and friends. Don’t miss this party!

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100% PURE Sauce Boss is Smokin!
If you haven’t picked up the new album, here’s your chance. Available HERE on CD, or download (or pre-order a limited edition on 180 gram vinyl). This record is getting the best response I ever received from friends and critics alike.

Some early reviews of “100% Pure”

http://www.axs.com/sauce-boss-plays-lowdown-boogie-blues-25911

http://chickenwilson2.blogspot.com/p/november-2014-reviews.html

New Gift Set


The perfect Holiday Gift Set:
Autographed copy of 100% Pure CD and 2 bottles of Liquid Summer Hot Sauce–one Datil and one Habanero.

Order– Cds, vinyl, hot sauce, gift sets, t-shirts or chef hats–from the Sauce Boss store, and receive a bonus “cracker jack prize”. 

 

 

 

Zamorah’s
106 NE Main St Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 990-6167  Soul food with a big heart.
Why is it that those with little, are ready to share? Could it be that they know how it feels?

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This little soul food restaurant outside of Greenville, South Carolina blew my mind. Ribs, chicken and the fixins. They bring new meaning to a “generous meal”.  Thank you Zamorah! You have made my day,  just knowing about what you do for people. We all can help in some way.

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Happy Holidays  Everybody! Spread the love.

 


It’s Happening!

October 29, 2014

“100% PURE” Release Date is November 4th

Let the wild rumpus begin. CD Release parties begin at the House of Blues in Orlando.

Bill Wharton has blended brilliance and darkness, true-life stories, and the legends surrounding his outlaw mystique. The album mixes blues songs with genre-bending selections, however, it is “100% Pure” Sauce Boss! Mostly recorded in the one-man band format, “100% Pure” grooves hard and deep, with a very large sound. Plenty of bottom, with a voice begging for mercy, and a slide guitar that crawls out of the swamp like a twelve foot gator.

It’s happening!  You can order the CD now at the new Sauce Boss Store. While you are there, you might want to order a case of of Liquid Summer hot sauce for the relatives or the company holiday parties.  180 gram Vinyl version of “100% Pure” should be available in early December.

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And you can listen to three of the tunes from the album on the sauceboss.com website music player at the bottom of each page

Tour Dates Here.
Hangin’ down South for November. Then Up to the Northland for my annual Holiday tour.

Sauce Boss Coffee Cake
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OK, y’all have been pesterin’ me for my fool proof coffee cake. Here’s the deal. Ya need to have a sifter.  After you memorize this little formula, you can improvise whatever kind of bread/cake you want to have. Let’s go step by step.

Oven at 350 degrees

I take a cup of whole wheat flour and put it in the sifter .

Then I take:
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup of flax meal

And I put all that in the sifter. Then I put another cup (or more) of flour on top of the stuff and sift it all.

In a separate bowl I mix:
Walnuts
Fruit (for this coffee cake I used a banana, black currants, and applesauce)
1 can of pumpkin
Honey
Milk

Mix it all together and put in into a greased frying pan. Then I apply a heavy dusting of cinnamon, completely covering the top.

Cook for about 40 minutes

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“100% Pure” Kickstarter, and a New Video

September 3, 2014

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The “100% Pure” Kickstarter project is half way there. Recorded mostly in the one man band format, with a large rig, the sound is grand. Y’all!  Come and get it! The Kickstarter project ends on Sept 16. That’s not even two weeks away. Pre-order  “100% Pure”  autographed vinyl or CD HERE.  Also, PLEASE, share it with your friends.

BigTopHere’s a video of  “Peckerwood”, shot at the Big Top Chatauqua in Bayfield, Wisconsin. That gig rocks! Always nice to get a standing ovation. The video gives you an idea of what the album sounds like. Peckerwood is a mythical land somewhere in North Florida. Mythical because when you get there, it’s mainly in your mind.

 

 

 


This guy is the best
. From the Sound Shop in Detroit, Michigan. Easy does it, Motor City Josh. In the studio, he’s way cool, super chill, and highly efficient. Thanks for making it easy for me in so many ways. That’s what I like about Detroit. Good people doin good work. It’s a tradition.

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And thanks to Eric Ilasenko for getting the shots.

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This album is gonna be a great package of my best work.

And thanks to all y’all, friends and family, for hangin’ with me all this time.


New Sauce Boss Album Is 100% Pure!

August 17, 2014
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Big Top Chautauqua
July 26, 2014

100% Pure is the latest opus from the one man band. A serious traveling,  gumbo slingin, slide playin, drum kickin,  high hat stompin, low down, gut bucket blues singin, romp through twelve original tunes. Straight out of the true life adventures of Bill Wharton, as I manifest my way through the ether  that we call “existence”.  Twelve songs, mostly autobiographical glimpses into the happenings and goings on, down in the counties that count.


You can get your copy of  “100% Pure” through my Kickstarter program. Click HERE to order.

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The album features my one man band format. This is a radical departure from any production I have ever done, but one that feels perfectly natural to me. One thing I know, it was the easiest burst of creativity I ever had. From start to finish, the whole thing swirled and coalesced onto the disc in Detroit at the Sound Shop Studio. Recorded and mixed by Motor City Josh Ford. We had a gooood time. It will knock you out. I got a lot of noise out of this little kit. Should be out in a few months on Vinyl, CD, and Download formats. Check out the Kickstarter video. If that doesn’t make you grin, you need to see a doctor.

Upcoming Shows:
Takin it easy for the next couple of months so I can do the artwork and packaging. However, I’m excited to get back to a few of my faves and turn y’all on to the new tunes. First off, Friday, August 22nd, I’m hitting the Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee.  Hope to see some ol time friends and neighbors  this coming weekend. Saturday August 23rd, I will be at another one of my haunts. The Alley in Sanford is always a stone cold hoot! I have a lot of friends in Sanford, being part of the Kingsnake Records family for so long.  Here’s the tour schedule.

NobleFish
Noble Fish 45 E 14 Mile Road Clawson, Michigan 48017
248-585-2314   http://noblefish.com/

Yellowtail, Umbashi Plum, Veggiemaki, and Salmon Skin Handroll

Yellowtail, Umbashi Plum, Veggiemaki, and Salmon Skin Handroll

Noble Fish is a Japanese market with a little tiny sushi bar in the back. I love down home sushi. It feels more authentic, like the simple and modest food known for increasing longevity, that the fishermen have been eating for centuries. The fish is verry fresh and the casual, relaxed atmosphere is fine with me.

The Packard Factory in Detroit. A beautiful ruin from a long time ago.

The Packard Factory in Detroit. A beautiful ruin from a long time ago.

 


July 2014

July 8, 2014

Fire it up
Hitting the road
for July’s tour which takes me from Tennessee to the Midwest. I am having the time of my life with this One Man Band thing. It’s a HIGH ENERGY GUMBO SHOW. Check out the schedule

STIR THE GUMBO!!!!!!!!!!
It’s official. the Gumbo Stirring Contest is on.  And the baddest gumbo stirrin performance will net cool Sauce Boss schwag! So come on down and stir the gumbo.

 

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From the very heights of the Peckerwood Swamps comes my recipe of the year…Liquid Summer Salad Dressing!

Really easy to make ,and it’s sooo tasty. Liquid Summer Hot Sauce  makes anything taste good. Here it is:
Take a bottle of ketchup and use three or four ounces (or more)
Refill the bottle with Liquid Summer Hot Sauce, and shake it up
Drizzle over the salad, and do a very fine drizzle of honey also. (not too much)
That’s it!

F.A.R.M.

F.A.R.M.  CAFE
617 WEST KING ST. BOONE, NC  828-386-1000 http://farmcafe.org
I was walking down King Street in Boone, North Carolina, and this busker dude with a long beard and and a mellow attitude says to me, ” This restaurant has some great food!”. He just volunteered that info. So I gave it a try. It turned out being more than just lunch. It was an “experience”.  The whole vibe of the place is sharing and nurturing. An incredible departure from the fast food chain gang. Everyone in the place exuded a “This is where I want to be” attitude. The sign says it all. “Feed All Regardless of Means”. The F.A.R.M Cafe  strives to be an all inclusive cafe serving people from all walks of life with dignity. With a 90% volunteer staff, anyone can work an hour on exchange for a meal. In addition to the volunteers, they have ” pay-it-forward” patrons who pay more than the suggested donation for their meal, which helps cover the cost of those who can not pay at all. These guys prepare some outrageously good meals with really fresh local ingredients.  Prepared with love. Real. Good. Food.

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See y’all down the road.


Sauce Boss One Man Band Traveling Gumbo Show

May 19, 2014

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Sauce Boss One Man Band Traveling Gumbo Show 
is hitting the road for Summer tours. Feelin good, feelin good. I’ve had some monster gigs. You take that 53 Telecaster, pump it through that 48 Fender amp, add a bass rig, mix in some drums, all simmered down over some funky swamp blues, and smothered with gumbo, and you got a recipe for the largest one-man band on the planet. It’s HUGE!  AND..it feels SO good. It’s been incredibly rewarding, going out solo, and  getting the love and respect from my audience. Thanks to all the venues, friends, and fans for believing in me. Right now, I’m on top of the world. CATCH ME HERE!

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What you need for that perfect summer meal?
Liquid Summer Hot Sauce

AND THIS SUMMER . . . you can get a FREE bottle of Liquid Summer Hot Sauce when you buy a Sauce Boss CD at the gig AND at the Sauce Boss Online Store. That’s right, for a  limited time, we are coming down, coming way down. $15 will get you a CD and a FREE bottle of Liquid Summer Hot Sauce.  I don’t know how I can afford to do this.  Better get in on this soon before I come to my senses.

Pumpkin BananaWalnut  Gingerbread Pancake

This recipe is totally yum, it’s hard to believe that it is also healthy and vegan.

Pumpkin Banana Walnut Gingerbread Pancakes
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. fresh ground ginger
½ tsp. fresh ground nutmeg
½ tsp. ground cloves
1/8 cup flax meal

1 cup cooked pumpkin
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp. maple syrup

Sliced bananas
Walnuts

Sift the dry ingredients together
Mix the wet ingredients
Combine the wet and dry stuff
Pour the batter on a hot griddle and cover with bananas and walnuts
Serve with maple syrup

Over 1000 gigs sez it all.

Over 1000 gigs sez it all.

Here’s my latest endorsement. Keal Cases.  No,  these guys did not pay me to say this. I’m just passing along information. This case has saved my amp’s life many times. One time it rolled off of a six foot high stage, and landed upside down, on the concrete. Testament to the quality of both the case, and also my 48 Fender Pro, the amp still worked perfectly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Let’s Make This A Good One

January 6, 2014

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2014, I Love You!
A very wise man once said,”Got to admit, it’s getting better”. Or was he a fool?  Well..it gets better when I start cookin. I’m a fool for music and I love to cook.  Join me for some good times.  Friday, Jan. 10, I am playin Lake Worth, where there’s a low of 74. Of course it will be much hotter inside the Bamboo Room. Playin and swayin, and kickin butt with the gumbo. Saturday you can find me at Sundowners for the Key Largo Wine and Food Fest. Crystal clear day, high of 79, low of 76. Y’all come on down.
Schedule Right Here

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COMING SOON:
 Midwinter Meltdown near D.C., Lancaster PA Roots and Blues Fest, Iron Horse (Ashland), Panama City Beach Mardi Gras, Music on the Bay in Tampa,  Earl’s (Sebastian) & Docksider (Marathon)

Salmon Haystacks With Artichoke, and Collards

Salmon Haystacks with Artichoke, and Collards

Salmon Haystacks
You cain’t get more down home than when your Mama fires up that ol cook stove. My Mama, I say MY MAMA, MY MAMA could COOK, y’all! She knew all the different prices of all the different foods in all the different stores. Where to get the best deals, and how to streeetch that hard earned dollar. She fed a family of seven on a teacher’s pay. But she could make some biscuits and gravy. Mama once entered a recipe contest and she won it. She was my inspiration.

Here’s the prize winning recipe for her Salmon Haystacks:
Bone one can of salmon, 15 ounces approximately (It’s pretty good with smoked wild caught)
3 or 4 slices of bread
1 small onion minced
3 tbs mayonnaise
Mix salmon, onion, and mayo
Form into little haystacks
Roll in toasted bread crumbs
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
YUMMM

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Mama and me circa 1951

Angkor
Angkor Cambodian & Thai Cuisine
2350 Noblestown Rd. Greentree-Crafton (Pittsburgh) 412 928-8424
If you are flying in or out of Pittsburgh, and you’re hungry, there’s a little restaurant not far from the airport that I would recommend. In addition to the Thai menu, they have a number of Cambodian dishes that will  give you a different slant on the Southeast Asian cuisine. The dish I had was the Moarn Chha Ktom (Original Khmer Dish). Typical veggies, with a funkier, earthier pungency in the sauce than the Thai. A unique lemon grass sauce, none the less sublime. I got off on this place. They will cook to order. Good service. Good feeling in yer belly.

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