In five years of playing in New England Willie J Laws is known as one of the foremost Blues acts of the region with a modern funky style uniquely his own. The Willie J Laws Band's sound includes deep Texas Roots music, add some Funk, and Jazz influenced bass patterns, and the influence of various Afro-Caribbean drum beats, a genre-bending sound tempered with a groove from Motown, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, the Gulf Cost of Texas, and New Orleans. The sound is traditional African-American music with a unusual twist, skillfully played and performed. Traveling to Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar with the band are some of the best and most highly respected horn players in New England, each adding their own special spice to the mix. Please don't miss this band, known by many as the Last Prophets of Funky Texas Blues.
Willie J Laws has traveled and performed nationally and internationally, including 3 recent tours of Russia at the invite of the US Consulate in St Petersburg. Once the leader of the house band at The House of Blues/Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and Margeritaville in New Orleans. Since moving to New England 6 years ago, he has been the winner of the Mass Blues Society Challenge 2011, Semi-finalist at the International Blues Competition 2012 and Beale St Kings Awards. A two time nominee for New England Music Award - Best Blues Act 2015 and 2016, 2015 Nominee for Boston Music Award - Best Blues Act 2015. Come see what many are calling the "Real Deal".