Willie Stratton has been making quite a racket in his hometown of Halifax over the past couple of years, and the wise guy is finally getting a move on and taking his music to a larger audience. With the help of an incredibly talented posse comprised of Anna Wedlock on fiddle, Jill Chambers on bass, and Zach Crawford on steel guitar, Willie and his little swing orchestra create some of the best damn hot country jazz that you can cut a rug to. Drawing inspiration from sources as wide as the lonesome sounds of the Sons Of The Pioneers, to the ripping lines of Diz and Bird, these cow-boppers are sure to entertain and get you movin' while they're at it. The group hollars, picks, bows, and slaps their high-energy concoction into a single microphone, the old way, 'cause it just sounds right.
WILLIE STRATTON’S COUNTRY SWING REVUE 2016 SPRING TOUR:
April 29 - The Painted Lady - Toronto, ON
April 30 - Brownstone Cafe - Orillia, ON
May 1 - In The Soil Festival - The Hub - St Catherine's, ON
May 3 - Canadian Music Week / CMW OFFICIAL SHOWCASE - The Dakota - Toronto, ON
May 7 - The Pig's Ear, Peterborough, ON
May 8 - L'Escogriffe - Montreal, QC
May 9 - Ti-Petak - Trois Rivieres, QC
May 10 - Grimross Brewery - Fredericton, NB
May 13 - Four Corners House Concert - Sackville, NB
From performing on stages with Wintersleep and Mother Mother to winning first place in the USA Songwriters Competition Willie Stratton’s high energy show and heart bustin’ songwriting is sure to impress. While you are Sittin Here A Waitin for Willie’s 2016 Spring Tour to begin you can check him out on Facebook and Twitter or at www.williestratton.com.
Watch the video for “Sittin Here A Waitin’” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2bOGcXNizI