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Blues & Soul Legend
Wee Willie Walker
12/23/1941 — 11/19/2019
Wee Willie Walker
Willie Walker, Performer Award
2013 MN Blues Hall of Fame
Wee Willie Walker passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 after returning from a recording session with the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra in Oakland, CA.

Willie has long been appreciated by local music fans in the Twin Cities for his soulful performances. Largely overlooked by national audiences, Willie finally was beginning to receive recognition for his talent on the international stage in the past few years.

A Celebration of Willie's Life will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Minnesota Music Cafe.

The following links highlight aspects of Willie's life and musical career:

Blues Matters — R.I.P. Wee Willie Walker
The Current — Wee Willie Walker, Minnesota soul legend, dies at 77
StarTribune — 'Sweeter than honey from a bee,' Twin Cities blues-soul hero Willie Walker dies at 77
American Blues Scene — Soul Blues Singer Wee Willie Walker Dead at 77

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(11/22/19)

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Blues Music Opportunities This Week
Sunday, December 08, 2019
11:00 AM Driftwood Char Bar - Minneapolis, MN James Loney & Lolo's Ghost Catch Lolos Ghost at The Driftwood Char Bar every Sunday from 11 a.m-2 p.m
5:00 PM Dusty's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Doug Otto & the Getaways
8:00 PM First Avenue & 7th Street Entrance - Minneapolis, MN Curtiss A 40th ANNUAL JOHN LENNON TRIBUTE featuring CURTISS A, with a little help from his friends
2:00 PM Floyd's - Victoria, MN PK Mayo
7:00 PM Hook & Ladder - Minneapolis, MN Holiday Shindig - Mother Banjo & Ben Cook-Feltz featuring Roe Family Singers, Daddy Squeeze, Katy Vernon and more!
1:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN MINNESOTA BLUES SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING and HOLIDAY PARTY featuring The Mark Cameron Band
10:45 AM Minnetonka United Methodist Church - Minnetonka, MN Tom Hunter
4:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Twang Time at Neumann's Every 2nd Sunday
7:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Open Jam
Monday, December 09, 2019
8:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Roe Family Singers
10 pm - Doug Otto & Friends
7:00 PM Apple Valley American Legion Post #1776 - Apple Valley, MN Apple Jam
7:00 PM Bogey's - Lilydale, MN Blues Jam hosted by Tom Harkness and Johnny Mac.
7:00 PM Lakeshore Players Theatre - Hanifl Performing Arts Center - White Bear Lake, MN Scottie Miller with Jennifer Grimm - A Christmas With Family & Friends
7:00 PM Midway Saloon - St Paul, MN Moses Oakland Open Mic with Moses Oakland
6:30 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Tim & Barry's Juke Joint
8:30 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Sarah Papenheim Open Blues Jam
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
7:00 PM Carbone's Pizza - Minneapolis, MN Tony Cuchetti
7:00 PM Manitou Grill & Event Center - White Bear Lake, MN PK Mayo
7:30 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Curt Obeda and Brian Z
8:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN New Primitives (Reggae)
10:00 PM Whitey's World Famous Saloon - Minneapolis, MN Graydon Peterson Presents: The Old Town Tuesday Night Jam
8:00 PM Wilebski's Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN Blues Jam
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
7:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Harold's House Party Presents Miss Myra
7:00 PM Hollihan's Pub - White Bear Lake, MN Blues Jam hosted by Jim Stairs
7:00 PM Mancini's Char House - St Paul, MN Scottie Miller solo
7:30 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Hula Peppers
9:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Lisa Wenger Every Wednesday 5-7:30p Daina de Prez
Thursday, December 12, 2019
7:00 PM 10K Brewing - Anoka, MN Betty Danger
8:30 PM Beast Barbecue - Minneapolis, MN "Belly of the Beast" jam - hosted by Alex Rossi
7:00 PM Blaine VFW Post #6316 - Blaine, MN Inside Straight Blues Band
6:00 PM Golden Valley American Legion Post #523 - Golden Valley, MN Tom Hunter
6:00 PM Moe's - Moundsview, MN PK Mayo
8:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Open Jam
8:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN The Butanes Paul Metsa @ 5-7pm
6:00 PM Smokey's Pub & Grill - East Bethel, MN Everett Smithson Band
3:00 PM Washington Square - White Bear Lake, MN Scottie Miller solo
Friday, December 13, 2019
7:00 PM 10K Brewing - Anoka, MN Betty Danger
8:00 PM Broadway Pizza Elk River - Elk River, MN Craig Clark Band
7:00 PM Canadian Honker Restaurant - Rochester, MN Cole Allen Solo Acoustic
8:00 PM Club New Yorker - Green Isle, MN Phil Kitze & the Resonators
7:30 PM Dusty's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Detroit Don King Blues Band
7:30 PM Eagles Club #34 - Minneapolis, MN Swingin' On A Star featuring Dorothy Doring
7:30 PM Hook & Ladder - Minneapolis, MN GB Leighton Christmas Show - in the Theater
8:00 PM Howard Lake American Legion Post #145 - Howard Lake, MN Everett Smithson Band
8:00 PM Jimmy's Pub - St James Hotel - Red Wing, MN Tony Cuchetti
6:00 PM Loring Bar & Restaurant - Minneapolis, MN Cornbread Harris
8:30 PM Manitou Grill & Event Center - White Bear Lake, MN Scotty Reed Band
7:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Front Porch Swingin Liquor Pigs Fun Folk/Blues/Country - FREE
8:30 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Tumblin' Dice (Stones Tribute Band)
9:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Nazmo King
6:00 PM Wilebski's Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN Trailer Trash (Country/Honky-Tonk/Swing) Trashy Christmas
Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:00 PM 201 Tavern - Anoka, MN Mojo Stereo
7:00 PM BK Tap Haus - St Michael, MN Everett Smithson Band
7:00 PM Creek House - New Brighton, MN Doug MacLeod The "Cadillac of House Concerts!!" - 12/15 Doug MacLeod Workshop
7:30 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Tom Hunter Crooner's Christmas Show - w/ Frank Johns, Matt Senjem, Rob Stupka and Doug Haining
8:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Detroit Don King Blues Band
9:00 PM Frankie's Pizza - New Hope, MN PK Mayo
8:00 PM Happy Hour Bar - Montgomery, MN Tom Harkness Project
8:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN The Johnnie Brown Experience
8:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Dee Miller Band
8:00 PM Scab's Place - Prescott, WI Joe Flip
8:30 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Snack Attack (R&B)
8:30 PM Schuller's Tavern - Golden Valley, MN The SoulMates with WILBUR COLE AND STEVE VONDERHARR!!
9:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Shaw's XMAS Party tba
2:00 PM Smokey's Pub & Grill - East Bethel, MN PK Mayo
Sunday, December 15, 2019
6:00 PM 318 Cafe - Excelsior, MN Scottie Miller Holiday Piano Blues
2:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN Blues SuperJam Sunday with Jim Stairs
11:00 AM Driftwood Char Bar - Minneapolis, MN James Loney & Lolo's Ghost Catch Lolos Ghost at The Driftwood Char Bar every Sunday from 11 a.m-2 p.m
5:00 PM Dusty's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Doug Otto & the Getaways
10:45 AM Minnetonka United Methodist Church - Minnetonka, MN Tom Hunter
4:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN PK Mayo
7:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Open Jam
3:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Greazy Gravy
1:00 PM Southern Theatre - Minneapolis, MN Mark Arneson Band NEED MOVIE EXTRAS!!! - Mark is shooting a video of a song he wrote with John Blueshammer - Couple hours, make it an event!!
Monday, December 16, 2019
7:00 PM Apple Valley American Legion Post #1776 - Apple Valley, MN Apple Jam
7:00 PM Bogey's - Lilydale, MN Blues Jam hosted by Tom Harkness and Johnny Mac.
7:00 PM Midway Saloon - St Paul, MN Moses Oakland Open Mic with Moses Oakland
7:00 PM Nye's Polonaise Room - Minneapolis, MN Tom Hunter
6:30 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN The Smilin' Cowboys (Country/Rockabilly/Punk)
8:30 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Sarah Papenheim Open Blues Jam

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