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Genres You Will Love
Blues: Acoustic Blues Moods: Type: Acoustic Blues: Piedmont Blues

By Location
United States - Washington DC

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Little Bit a Blues

Warner Williams and Jay Summerour have been playing music together under the name of Little Bit A Blues for nearly 30 years. During their tenure together, they have recorded several albums, including under the Smithsonian Folkways label. Eric Selby joined up with Warner and Jay several years ago, completing the current trio heard on their most recent release. Little Bit A Blues have played concert venues and blues festivals across the country.
Icons in the genre of Piedmont-style, acoustic blues, Little Bit A Blues have become a fan favorite nationwide. Often shying away from the media spotlight, they have continued their musical journey together while gaining a large and loyal following. Individually and as a group, they have received numerous awards and recognitions in honor of their commitment to delivering real-deal, acoustic blues. Eric Selby has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, Jay Summerour received a WAMMIE Lifetime Achievement Award and 83-year-old Warner Williams was inducted by the National Endowment of the Arts as a Lifetime Heritage Fellow for his contribution to American music.
Their most recent release, "Live at B.B. King's Bluesville," was #1 on Blues411, won Best Live Recording of 2013 by Blues411 and was nominated for a WAMMIE award.
“These three veterans never overshadow one another; rather, they create a perfect blend of contemporary acoustic Piedmont Blues that manages to pay loving tribute to Brownie and Sonny and Cephas and Wiggins, as well as crafting a warm voice all their own.”
-Mark Coltrain, Living Blues Magazine, June 2013
“…a must-have album for avid Little Bit A Blues and Piedmont blues lovers…It’s a perfect primer to teach new fans (or re-teach old ones) what pure blues is.”
-Rainey Wetnight, Blues Blast Magazine, April 2013
”...some of the finest back porch music today...each note that Jay draws on the harp is clear and true to life, much like the gritty, down to earth vocals of Warner. Combine these elements with Warner’s canorous finger styled picking and Eric’s deeply grooved work on the drums makes this a very good candidate for an award this coming year.”
-Jimi Patricola, Blues, April 2013