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.
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.
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.
Noble Fish 45 E 14 Mile Road Clawson, Michigan 48017
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.