Friday, April 20, 2012
Watch : Willis Earl Beal live at the Hideout
"Don't wait to for nobody to discover you....discover your goddamn self". Willis Earl Beal is on everybodys watch list for good reason. The talent is there. Nabbed up by the XL imprint Hot Charity, he's seemingly still crafting a solo show that fits his liking.
The Chicago south-side native described "Acousmatic Sorcery" as "some shit that I did when I didn't know what I was doing", and that it's "not what you saw here". His live show was simple backing by tape that gave a little more gravity to the lines he was singing. It worked. He also jumped on the Hideout's piano for a song. At the end, an announcement that he was "not a musician", but a "motivational speaker of harmonious intentions." A great show. Keep an eye out. Enjoy.