Papa Wili

Papa Wili


Honoring the sounds of the classics like, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, Papa Wili embodies the soul, mischeif and heartache of our county forefathers.


Paul and Spence, originally from Virginia, played in many country and Appalachian style bands. Now settled in on Oahu they looked for some new opportunities to play the music they loved so well back home, classic country. Paul met Jayder after he got off stage at Anna Banana's after his set with Go Jimmy Go. They talked about country music and soon they were getting together for rehearsals. Jayder has performed many Irish music concerts with the wonder fiddle player Lisa and brought her in the band where she brings the haunting sounds of the country fiddle.
Papa Wili is ready to book more shows. Our primary goal is to play music for the troops and at rodeos. The only band of this kind on the island, it is a must have for any event where country music is welcomed.

Set List

Bottle let me Down - Merle Haggard
Lonesome Whistle - Hank Williams
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Heart Skips a Beat - Buck Owens
Still in Love with You - Steve Earl
Wabash Cannonball - Doc Watson
Act Naturally - Buck Owens
Still Miss Someone - Johnny Cash
Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams
Be with You Always - Lefty Frizzell
Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams
Sunday Morning - Johnny Cash
Hello Walls - Willie Nelson
Lost Highway - Hank Williams
Blame it on the Times - Willie Nelson
Lonesome Whistle - Hank Williams
Tennessee Flattop Box - Johnny Cash
Take me Back to Tulsa - Bob Wills
Delia's Gone - Johnny Cash
Lonesome I could Cry - Hank Williams
Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash