Little Wolf and the Hellcats

Little Wolf and the Hellcats

BandBluesFunk

Blues the way it's supposed to be played. Attending one of his performances conjures images of the golden era of performers like Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and 50’s era BB King. His repertoire is a selection of blues classics and unknown gems, with some funk and soul mixed in for good measure.

Biography

Little Wolf has been named 2007 Male Blues Vocalist of the Year by the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame. It is little wonder that Little Wolf, a Bay Area blues veteran, is being recognized for his amazing vocal style and riveting stage presence.

In 2006 Little Wolf and the Hellcats played 5 festivals in the Bay Area including the Sonoma Jazz+ Festival, the Pittsburg Seafood Festival, The Oakland Art and Soul Festival.

Little Wolf is not new to the west coast music scene. As a band leader and accomplished drummer in the early 80’s Malik managed and arranged backup bands for many blues luminaries like Big Joe Turner, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy McCracklin, and others. In the late 80’s and early 90’s Malik Shabazz and the Plus Factor were entertaining the Bay Area and beyond. Little Wolf has toured worldwide, making trips to Europe and Australia.

The current Hellcat band has been pretty stable for the last year and includes some serious blues veterans including Chuck Trijillo who played with John Lee Hooker in the 70s and was named the 2007 Bass Player of the Year.

Doug Logan's guitar playing is refreshingly true to the music while being influenced by many modern players.

David Sobel's piano and organ expertise is evedent immediately. He lays down a perfect groove and soars to powerful heights on his solos.

Brian Burson is a rock solid pocket drummer usually playing a 3 piece kit and shy about solos. He plays regularly with Bernard Anderson and played and recorded with the late-great Red Archibald.

Discography

2007 - Little Wolf and the Hellcats
The Blues Got Soul
available on cdbaby.com

Set List

We can keep the songs rolling for about 5 hours if we have to. Here are some of our favorites:

Woke Up This Morning
The Sky Is Crying
Smokestack Lightning
You're Breakin' My Heart
Killin' Floor
Get Up (Feel Like A Sex Machine)
Shake, Rattle, and Roll
The Thrill Is Gone
Sweet Home Chicago
Drivin' Wheel
Big Boss Man
Lucille
Sweet Sixtee
Big Legged Woman
Mustang Sally
Nature
Sweet Lil' Angel
Early One Morning
Reconsider Baby
Tail Dragger
Everyday (I Have the Blues)
Rock Me Baby
Goin' to Chicago
Shotgun
What's Goin' On?
Hide Away
Sittin' On Top of the World
Kansas City
Stagger Lee
Louise
Stormy Monday Blues