2013 International Blues Challenge solo winner guitarist, singer, songwriter Little G Weevil (born July 6, 1977) is one of the most unique entertainers on the scene today. His approach to the American Roots and Blues Music makes him one of a kind. This high energy and very laid back performer sings his heart out, picks his guitar like he just got "struck by lightning" and tells his real life stories in a way that is really hard to forget. At the age of 35 he already has performed in fourteen countries on three continents, occasionally sharing the stage with his musical icons.
Little G Weevil started out as a drummer and began playing the guitar at 17. He was introduced and captivated by the music scene through listening to legendary musicians such as John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Albert Collins, B.B. King and Chuck Berry.
“John Lee Hooker and his blues was for me, like my grandfather and the tales he use to tell. When I first heard the songs Hobo Blues and Never Get Out of These Blues Alive, I thought to myself, God, I am part of this, I feel it, I belong to this.”
Ever since he started his career he has focused solely on the music of the American South and this can be clearly heard in his compositions. Although he has never had formal guitar or vocal lessons he now performs worldwide.
He established his own band in 1998. With his deep powerful voice and his ability to become one with his guitar, attention focused upon Little G. very early in his career. After years of touring mostly European countries he released his first single (Chump Change) in 2001 and his first album (One) with his European band Pure Blues in 2004 under the EU based label D&B.
In the same year he moved to Memphis, TN where he received a long-term contract on the legendary Beale Street.
He has performed on numerous occasions in Beale Street's famous Blues clubs and has made his debut tours in the USA on his own or as a side man of Soul Blues singer Louisiana Mojo Queen.
His first solo recordings were also produced in Memphis in 2005.
In 2007, Little G signed up with the Atlanta, GA based King Mojo Records. A year later he left the label for Apic Records and released his very first solo album, the critically acclaimed "Southern Experience". Album supporting tours took place in the USA, Canada, England, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia Montenegro, Slovak Republic, Finland, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and Greece with outstanding success.
In 2009 he relocated to Kennesaw, GA where he has been based ever since.
His second solo album "The Teaser" was released in early 2012.
The album went #2 on Sirius XM B. B. King`s Bluesville radio chart, #2 on APD`s Global Radio Indicator chart and topped several other music charts in Europe as well. The elite general music magazine Mojo voted "The Teaser" as Top 10 Best Blues Album of 2012.
As of February 2013 Little G Weevil is the solo winner of the Blues Foundation`s International Blues Challenge. He also won the best solo guitarist in his category.
Little G Weevil - Southern Experience, 2008
Little G Weevil - The Teaser, 2011
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Much respect. Grandpa_Erik
Hello Little G and Welcome to the Live Blues World. It seems we have a few people in common. I toured with Lonnie Shields. Big Jack Johnsons Bassplayer is Jimmy Pritchard(one of my Best friends), I've opened for Anson and Sam in Baltimore when I used to play for Big Jesse Yawn, and I've opened for Pinetop Perkins. I hope to see you perform someday, let me know if you're ever in the Chicago area perfoming.
a real pleasure your friendship.
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Tell me back if you'll come here. You'll be welcome!!!
Ciao my friend