Organ and drums duo, Billy Martin & Wil Blades, will perform 11 shows this November, including dates in the southern United States and Chicago, Toronto, Canada and Mexico. The pair are touring in support of their acclaimed debut album, Shimmy, released earlier this year by our friends at The Royal Potato Family. On a personal note, their show at The Mint was easily one of the best shows I saw this summer, these two make improvisational magic out of thin air!
Last week Relix premiered a new live video for the song “Toe Thumb.” Watch it below:
Listen to tracks from Shimmy here.
November 3 | Blue Nile | New Orleans, LA
November 4 | Duling Hall | Jackson, MS
November 5 | Proud Larry’s | Oxford, MS
November 6 | Alabama Music Box | Mobile, AL
November 8 | The Melting Pot | Athens, GA
November 9 | Five Spot | Atlanta, GA
November 10-11 | Bear Creek Music Festival | Live Oak, FL
November 17 | The Great Hall | Toronto, Canada ***NuJazz Festival
November 27 | The Space | Evanston, IL
November 28 | el Lunario Auditoria Nacional | Del. Miguel Hidalgo, México
November 29 | Barreamericano | Guadalajara, Mexico
“Billy Martin & Wil Blades’ debut album Shimmy is full of breakbeat funk, stellar jazz improvisation, and instinctive syncopation…everything a drum and B-3 duo record should be.”
~ All Music Guide