Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
BandBluesClassic Rock

We can play it sweet or we can play it nasty. We play alot of catchy, obscure Blues tunes mixed up among a variety of original music that is straight up Blues, Blues based or nothing of the sort. What my group brings to the table is untouchable and very, VERY special to say the least.

Biography

ALEX WILSON grew up in a family of talented musicians.
His grandmother, Rosa Saviano was a renowned professional jazz singer in Chicago in the 1940's and 50's. Tom Wilson, Alex's father, is a multi-faceted musician who has had the distinct pleasure of accompanying nearly every blues performer to pass through the Milwaukee/Chicago music scene in the last thirty years. Marc Wilson, Alex's uncle and sometimes drummer, is one of the most sought after drummers in the country. He's played with B.B.King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Anson Funderburg, Marsha Ball, and Ronnie Earl to name but a few.
Alex picked up the guitar at five and never put it down. Immersed in the Milwaukee blues scene, Alex was surrounded, and influenced by such local luminaries as Stokes, Lee Gates, Jim Liban and Milwaukee Slim.
Alex formed his own garage band at thirteen. By seventeen he began to dig deep into the blues, learning the songs and styles of masters such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Magic Sam.
At eighteen he began playing professionally and by twenty-one he had joined Milwaukee's Blue Rubies and was performing regionally while still playing part-time with his own band. Playing up to 25 gigs a month, Wilson honed and sharpened his skills as a singer/songwriter, guitar player and over all entertainer.
In '05 and '06 he began to focus solely on his own project, booking shows, finding his own sound and the right players from the mid-west music scene to take his show on the road.
With Craig Panosh on the drums and Alex's own brother Matthew on the bass guitar paired with the occasional presence of Madison Slim, Alex is running with one of the toughest bands on the scene today.
A versatile musician, Alex effortlessly switches between genres. He plays everything from sweet Beale Street blues to west coast swing. From hard Texas grinders to stone cold Chicago grooves with a feeling that's said to be timeless. Alex's style and tasty originals matched with his undeniable stage presence and unmistakable guitar style will drive you to the dance floor.
His long-awaited debut CD, Tell Me Why, is being released on Rathskeller Records.
To say that Alex Wilson is one to look out for down the road is an understatement. Taking the mid-west by storm, this young musician is a force to be reckoned with.

Discography

Tell Me Why (released on Rathskeller Records)