LACONIA — The Willie J. Laws Band returns to Tower Hill Tavern in Weirs Beach to play the "Real Deal" Blues" this Saturday May 31, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The band will be back again at Tower Hill Tavern on June 18 and August 31.
Often referred to as the "Real Deal", this born and raised Texas guitar-slinger, songwriter and vocalist creates a sound "which will grab you from the inside out". Willie makes music that is a soulful mixture of South Texas Blues/Funk, classic R&B, Country, Tex-Mex, Zydeco and Rock & Roll. " Think Robert Cray meets BB King, visiting Jimmy Hendrix ".
Willie J Laws toured with Phillip Walker and opened for many of the Blues Greats: BB King, Etta James, Buddy Guy and many more. Winner of the 2011 Massachusetts Blues Society challenge, continuing on to the 2012 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, and subsequently was selected to compete in the 2012 King of Beale Street Challenge. Willie has held down House gigs at Blind Melon's San Diego, CA , Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville in New Orleans, LA , House of Blues Las Vegas, NV , and regular appearances at HOB New Orleans.
Willie is also a member of the Grammy Award winning group and internationally touring, Los Texmaniacs. He currently resides in New England, plays from Maine to New York and beyond. This Is Texas Blues/Funk reminiscent of Freddie King, Johnnie Winter and other artists who hail from the Lone Star State and Louisiana.