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Sweet Willie Tea is Bill Toll on vocals, guitar, harmonica and percussion. When he's not performing with his band "Cidy Zoo", Sweet Willie works as a street performer and solo artist performing traditional blues and original songs as a "one-man-band". Willie's shows feature historical facts about the instruments he uses; including turn-of-the-century cigar box guitars, dobros, diddley bows, and a variety of other acoustic guitars.
Willie can perform an "educational" blues review show featuring selections performed in chronological order and accompanied with facts and trivia about the artists and their material, beginning with pieces performed on vintage instruments starting with the earliest 1936 Delta Blues recordings of Robert Johnson, classics by Sonny Boy Williamson, Rufus Thomas, Tin Pan singers like Fats Waller, the transitional electric Chicago Blues of Muddy Waters and Albert King, country blues from the likes of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, continuing through the Memphis sounds of B.B. King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and ending with the blues derivative sounds of artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan and contemporary Detroit style blues artists like Larry McCray (to list only a few).