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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: March 8, 1943 | Died: March 8, 2009    

Willie King

Willie King an Alabama blues singer and guitarist whose career took him from backwoods juke joints to the largest blues festivals in North America and Europe.

King appeared in the 2003 Martin Scorsese film Feel Like Going Home and was named Blues Artist of the Year by Living Blues magazine in 2004. In 1997 he founded the Freedom Creek blues festival. He began recording in 1999 when he made Freedom Creek, the first of his acclaimed albums.

King was one of those old-school juke joint players, but his music also reflected his lifelong role as a social activist. He called them 'struggling blues,'
Brett Bonner Magazine editor

King often visited schools, telling his life story and teaching children about the blues music that he loved...
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    Living in a New World

    Rooster Blues
    2002

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Rooster Blues (2000)
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