In The Row with The Willies featuring Hit Writers Wil Nance, Steven J. Williams, and Friends

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In The Row with The Willies featuring Hit Writers Wil Nance, Steven J. Williams, and Friends
Friday, July 26, 2019 6:30 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • No cover charge
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
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  • When: Friday, Jul 26, 2019 6:30 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 5:30 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: No cover charge
    $10 food/drink minimum per person
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Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters (and the occasional hit writer). They may not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show.

There are 20 tables and 10 bar seats available for reservation. Pew Seats for these shows are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/ first served basis when doors open..
The Willies: The Willies are Nashville based roots artists conjuring the spirit of that time before bordello jazz & dirty fingernail blues were the background music for baristas and doggy bakeries. But as veterans of the American underground, the Willies aren’t interested in reenacting the rough and tumble legacy of 20’s swing & blues... they embody that energy. And these genres are only starting points... vintage bottles to contain several lifetimes of experience in the Jazz, Blues, Punk, and Americana underground.
Steve Williams: I started playing solo gigs when I was 16 working in bars believe it or not! One of my first memories was the night an old drunk guy asked me to play, “Me and Bobby McGee”. I did, and he gave me a dollar. He said, “play it one more time”, (another dollar) this went on all night and I recall making 19 dollars as I played it 19 times!

I joined an Illinois based band, “Woodrose” at age nineteen and had been writing songs for a couple years by then. At twenty-two, I hooked up with Arrow Memphis (1976). We were pretty much country rock based and gigs in the midwest were slim, so we headed to Tucson Az. where a friend of ours, John Edwards offered us a place to stay at his ranch at the foot of the Tucson Mts. We became the house band at a place called the Stumble Inn and released a self titled album, “Arrow Memphis” in 1980.

My wife, Terri and I moved to Austin Texas in 1985 to join “Toby Beau” . We returned a year later when I got an offer to play with the Russ Bono Band. I went on to start a new classic rock band called the Blast and after a couple years of local success we were asked to be the back up band for a new Atlantic Nashville artist Woody Lee. That’s how I got to Nashville. 

I had written a few songs with Woody and that led to me signing my first Publishing deal with Malaco Music Publishing.That was 19 years and 5 Publishing deals ago.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have had two #1 songs, “Redneck Yacht Club” and “I Get To” and to have had songs on 3 gold records. Where Have I Been All My Life” was recorded by George Strait  (“Twang” album”) and has been heralded as one of his most poignant songs to date.