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I want people to feel me says Wilson, I want to take them by the hand and take them back home with me, down the dirt roads of North Carolina.
Big Daddy Wilson was born and raised in a small farming town called Edenton N.C. straight form the heart of the south. Wilson grew up listening to the Gospel and Country music played by the local Radio Station.
Influenced by his first Cousin, Jimmy Blount who was a Drummer and Bass player, drums and bass became Wilson’s first love. Although extremely shy, music became a way for Wilson to express himself!
As a teenager I was strongly influenced by the Funk and Soul of the seventies.
Wilson quit school and left home at the age of 16. He later joined the US ARMY.
I was around 30 years old, when I saw my first Blues concert. That night I’ll never forget… I had finally found what I was looking for.
I felt like a little boy, my stomach was twisting, my heart beating like a drum. I wanted to sing so bad, even though I had never sung in a band before. I felt like, “this is it”, this is me, this is my music.
To make a long story short, somehow I ended up on stage that night, singing the blues in a small club called “Wüstenstätte”.
Coming from a religious background, singing gospel songs was normal for us, but Blues was something else, we never listen to Blues.