Little Willie’s on Conan tonight

Conan’s a re-reun tonight, and they just announced Little Willies is musical guest.  I missed the first showing, lucky break I turned on the tv, and didn’t make it to CNN’s AC360 before I heard who their musical guest was.  Little Willies are are so good.  Started out as a Willie Nelson cover band, these friends have found a groove and they are taking us all with them in the groove.

Wikipedia says this: 

The Little Willies is a band formed in 2003 that features Norah Jones on piano and vocals. The other members of the band are Richard Julian on vocals, Jim Campilongo on guitar, Lee Alexander on bass and also Dan Rieser, who is the drummer.

The group formed around a love of country classics. Between members’ regular gigs they first played at New York City’s Living Room. That show led to a series of events, including a benefit concert for public radio station WFUV. The “loose-knit collective” found itself with a growing following. The Little Willies’ self-titled debut album has added to their popularity.

Their album features covers of tracks by Hank Williams (I’ll Never Get Out), Willie Nelson (Gotta Get Drunk and Nightlife), Fred Rose (Roly Poly), Townes Van Zandt (No Place to Fall) and Kris Kristofferson (Best of All Possible Worlds). Fusing cover material with a few of their own original compositions, the band delivers what a review by John Metzger describes as “an affable set that occasionally strikes pure gold.”

Just the one album so far. 

Can’t wait.  Gotta go get find my dog who got off his rope, and hear them sing.  Yeah, they got a website:

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