NorthernBlues Music

Watermelon Slim and the Workers - Watermelon Slim

 Catalogue #: NBM0032

Watermelon Slim & the Workers   Watermelon Slim is one of the hottest and (coolest) new
names in the blues - everywhere Slim goes he gets standing
ovations. This is Watermelon Slim's third CD and first for NorthernBlues Music.

Bill Homans, a.k.a. "Watermelon Slim" is one of the most intriguing bluesmen out there. Watermelon Slim first appeared on the music scene in the early 1970s as the only Vietnam veteran to record a protest LP during the war. In subsequent years, Slim played with a variety of famous blues stars, but his full-time job was hauling industrial waste. About two years ago, Slim left his truck-driving job and is now making a living as a full-time touring bluesman. The decision was predominantly the result of a recent and nearly fatal heart attack, and the renewed perspective on mortality that followed. Logically, why drive industrial waste around Oklahoma to dispose of when one can drive bandmates around the US to play music and entertain? The blues community has responded favourably by nominating Slim last year for Best New Artist Debut.


2005 W.C. Handy Nominee for Best New Artist Debut

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