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Gringo Willy / Bio

Gringo Willy (Born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany post world war grew up in USA folks settled in New England work took them to different states and countries Gringo Willy started using guitar when he was about ten years old started a band called the embers after a few practices all of them figured out they had to be in tune with each other, performing about age 14 in a band played USO shows around Fort Meade Maryland, in high school Weymouth South high and around that time performed in some musicals Like the part mordred in Camelot, Crazy Professor in Superman, Caiaphas in JC SuperStar played music with Roger Reed who had recorded some stuff from 1972-73 and coverted to mp3 he is great musician perfect pitch type, Steve and Dana Albert in Weymouth, hitched hiked to Mexico and saw the folks playing for money took up the harp and tamberine and performed and sold jewelry starting in Kenmore Square Boston during College so he went to Ma College of Art for advanced jewelry making and Grahm for communications and sold his jewelry and played music in Montreal Canada, Boston, Key West sunsets, California Beaches , beaches and cities in France, Italy, Greece, Corfu around Euorpe and north africa and played songs for what ever they wanted to give him beach towel to beach towel park to park street to street, street musician on and off, he was mostly an actor, minstrel of the medeviel manor in Boston in 1973-74 wrote original stuff for the shows and dance numbers, then performed original music at the Sword and Stone and Turks Head coffee houses in Boston and around Cape Cod, The Trubador on Santa Monica Blvd in California , zig zag club in Flagstaff Arizona, El Toro in Prescott Arizona and places to mention some, got married to a girl that saw him performing at the Key West sunset in the mid 70ties joined the family life had a bunch of kids he mostly wrote jingles for advertising and backgroud music for commercials playing music with his kids and for friends now escaped to Costa Rica focusing more on his songwriting picked the new recording name as Gringo Willy because he hated it when people in Costa Rica called him a Gringo and when he was young people used to call me willy whip wapper and he hated that so he decided that Gringo Willy was a good name. Check back new stuff coming.. All music lyrics, words , sounds , recordings, photos, video all (c) 201-2014 all rights reserved EAWW

General Info

Band Members
Solo artist one man band songwriter , guitar, blues harp , flute. Sounds of nature Costa Rica
Artist Name
Gringo Willy
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/gringowilly
Genres
Folk / Blues / Jazz

Contact Info

Location
Alajuela, CR
Manager
Ning Jiang
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