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Big Daddy Wilson

Big Daddy Wilson

Big Daddy Wilson s-a născut acum mai bine de 50 de ani în Edenton, Carolina de Nord. Populația din Edenton număra pe atunci mai puțin de 6000, 55% afro-americani, din care 25% sub pragul sărăciei. „Eram foarte săraci, dar am avut o copilărie foarte frumoasă”, își amintește Wilson. „Eu și surorile mele am fost crescuți de mama și bunica. Am trăit o viață simplă, mergeam la biserică în fiecare duminică, la școală în timpul săptămânii. De asemenea, am lucrat pe atunci la plantația de tutun și pe câmpurile de bumbac, eram un adevărat băiat de la țară.”

 Wilson a cântat în biserică, dar nu s-a gândit niciodată atunci să urce pe scenă. „Eram extrem de timid”.
Tânărul Wilson a renunțat la școală la 16 ani și s-a alăturat armatei SUA, iar câțiva ani mai târziu, a întâlnit o fată germană care i-a devenit  mai târziu soție. Ea este motivul pentru care a rămas în Germania și motivul pentru o poezie care a devenit  poi prima melodie a lui Wilson.
Big Daddy Wilson, un cântăreț și compozitor american care și-a găsit casa în nordul Germaniei.

”From the trembling, swampy opening notes of Time To Move its clear that this is a very special record. Whether it’s the quality of the songs, the arrangement/production/performances of collaborators Eric Bibb and Staffan Astner, or the vocal gravitas of Big Daddy Wilson himself is unclear but this is a record with some serious mojo. The album’s title is it’s theme throughout and it’s a concept that resonates through every note that Wilson sings. His is a voice that is both timeless and classic, uplifting yet world-weary, but most of all authentic and unshakably magic.” – Alan Pierce for Blues Matters Magazine, July 2015

Big Daddy Wilson Band vor concerta la Open Air Blues in the garden festival Ediția #2 pe 29 august 2021.

Big Daddy Wilson was born more than 50 years ago in a small town called Edenton, North Carolina. The population of Edenton counts less than 6000,  55% African Americans, 25% below the poverty line. “We were very poor but I had a very beautiful childhood“, Wilson remembers. “Me and my sisters were raised by Mom and Grandma. We lived a simple life, we went to church every Sunday, school on weekdays. I also worked back then on the tobacco plantation and in the cotton fields, I was a real country boy. Wilson sang in church but he never thought about going on stage. “I was extremely shy.“

Young Wilson quit school at 16, and sometime later joined the US Army and a few years later Wilson met a German girl who became his wife. She is the reason for him staying and also the reason for a poem which became Wilson´s first song.

And now there´s Big Daddy Wilson, an American singer and songwriter who found his home in northern Germany.

”From the trembling, swampy opening notes of Time To Move its clear that this is a very special record. Whether it’s the quality of the songs, the arrangement/production/performances of collaborators Eric Bibb and Staffan Astner, or the vocal gravitas of Big Daddy Wilson himself is unclear but this is a record with some serious mojo. The album’s title is it’s theme throughout and it’s a concept that resonates through every note that Wilson sings. His is a voice that is both timeless and classic, uplifting yet world-weary, but most of all authentic and unshakably magic.” – Alan Pierce for Blues Matters Magazine, July 2015

Big Daddy Wilson Band will perform at the Open Air Blues in the garden festival Edition # 2 on August 29.

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