Big Willie (‘Namgis/Kwakwaka’wakw/Nlaka’pamux) is a 21-year-old blues, rock, and country folk musician. He grew up listening to the Blues greats Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, BB King, and Johnny Cash. You can feel it in his ability to tell his life stories in songwriting.
Born in Campbell River BC, his music showcases the complexities, hardships and tenacity of a 1st nation youth and how he’s turned that into a zeal for life. At age ten, he was the opening act for the Alert Bay music festival. His continuing journey is a true inspiration for the young and continues to illustrates why we love the blues.