Willie and Me

Willie and Me

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Southern Soul is how Willie and Me describes their music. Sometimes it's slow, sometimes it's fast, sometimes it's happy and sometimes it's sad. Sometimes it's funky and sometimes it's folky. But it's always got soul.

Biography

Willie and Me formed in Wilmington, NC. in 2001 when Mississippi natives Ron Etheridge and William Coppage adopted the Port City as their new home.

The two guitar/vocalists linked up with bass player Jason Moore and drummer Chris Payne and Willie and Me was born. In 2006 Will Chacon took over the role as drummer.

The band calls its music “Grooves for the soul.”

Willie and Me has built a steady following over the last three years and now boasts a loyal fan base across the state of North Carolina . The band’s roots oriented rock n’ roll caught the attention of local film and music producer Geoffrey Hanson, best known for his work with Widespread Panic (Live at Oak Mountain and The Earth Will Swallow You) and as the writer and producer of the cult film Scrapple.

Hanson’s Saltwater Productions recently signed a management deal with Willie and Me and hopes to extend the band’s following across the country.

"I've recorded with Widespread Panic, Taj Mahal, JJ Cale, The Radiators and Jorma Kaukonen. I've seen a lot of music in my day, and Willie and Me is the real deal," Hanson said. " Check them out and you'll know exactly what I mean. "

Lyrics

Circles

Written By: Ron Etheridge

Monday morning, sitting under the porchlight, watching cars by, sharing the same old blue sky.

Wake up to the river on a rainy day, the road for me is getting hard to see, is getting hard to see.

Don't cry when you miss that train, the home is good, the road strange. Those nine to fivers, war survivors, tax payers, young band players, sharing all the circles.

Staying up late and sleeping all day, we all want it easy but we got no time to waste, still no time to waste.

Tell me did you ever want to be somebody that you're not, but still you didn't know how to get there, just to get?

when all the things that make you smile you're feeling happy for a while, did you really want to live your life in regret?

Tell me did you ever want to be somebody that you're not, but still you didn't know how to get there, just to get?

When all the things that make you smile you're feeling happy for a while, did you want to live your life in regret?

But you still don't know how to get there.

Don't cry when you miss that train, the home is good, the road strange. Those nine to fivers, war survivors, tax payers, young band players, sharing all the circles.

Sharing all the circles.
Hey, we're sharing all the circles.

April Rainbow

Written By: Aubrey Holman

It's never been easy to catch the rain

falling down through the sun beams glistening.

Seems like I told you yesterday,
about a time every day for a week it rained.

Just like diamonds falling down

I looked up there were no clouds.

April Rainbow is leading me to my pot of gold

April Rainbow.. I'll never forget you whenever I get old.

Slick black Cadillac get back out of my way.

Blockin' my view disturbing my pool.

Rippling waves subside, raindrops are tumbling down

throwing mud on my cheap pair of tennis shoes.

April Rainbow, lead me to my pot of gold.
April Rainbow, I’ll never forget you, whenever I get old.

Discography

Magicshow - 2005, Saltwater H2O

Set List

Originals
1993
Backroads
Breakdance
Broken Levee
Circles
Don't Follow Me
Isabel
King Neptune
Last Dance
Little House
Magic Show
Medecine Man
Mr. Misery
Nighlife
No man's land
North Carolina
Pay to Play
Sad Song
Shine
Trip to the Light
Tug of War
Waylon Willie and Me

Covers
April Rainbow -- Aubrey Holman
At last -- Etta James
Blue Lights -- Aubrey Holman
Can't You See -- Marshall Tucker
Carved in Stone -- Subdudes
Livin' for the City -- Stevie Wonder
Let's Get it On -- Marvin Gaye
On Your way Down -- Little Feat
Razor Love -- Neil Young
Liberation -- Outcast
Work it Out -- Robert Bradley
The Ride -- David Allen Coe
No Woman No Cry -- Bob Marley
Mary Jane - Rick James
Shining Star - The Manhattans