Von Sneidern, Rist, Hillis & Wisely – On Tour

You’ve heard about “pop up” stores, well we’re a “pop-up” band! Four recording artists come together for a now-you-see-them-now-you-don’t limited engagement tour. Chris von Sneidern (San Francisco) Robbie Rist (Los Angeles) Cliff Hillis (Philadelphia) Willie Wisely (Los Angeles) We’re building a great set of music, originals and covers, taking turns on lead vocals, backing each […]

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Boggia, Donnelly, Hillis & Wisely – On A “Three Hour Tour”

Boggia Donnelly Hillis & Wisely, Three Hour Tour

East coast dates with three long-admired singer/songwriters. What’s with the water in Philadelphia? So much talent in one place. Well for sure, I’ll be drinking plenty of it while rehearsing and touring with home-town kids Jim Boggia, Pete Donnelly and Cliff Hillis. You see, the four of us are starting a band and it’s called […]

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Wisely @ House Of Blues Sunset

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Saturday Feb. 8th House Of Blues Sunset 8430 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (323) 848–5100 All-Ages Welcome $8 admission if you show this blog page on your mobile devise at the door. Help out and Share this page with friends on Facebook. Popular pals from Chicago The Great Crusades, a blend of 1970’s Sensational […]

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We Are Not Farms – But Sometimes We Play Them On Tour

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This month the original Willie Wisely Trio is doing four back-to-back dates in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Gig info is here. We start out with a gig at Skalski’s Farm in Northfield — the city in which many years ago I walked through a mirror, figuratively. It involves the heiress to the world’s largest distillery fortune, […]

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7 Free Mini-EP’s – Wisely Live In Japan

Free MP3’s from Concert In Shizuoka. In the run up to our east coast tour, I’m posting a new mini-set of FREE mp3’s from the 2012 tour of Japan. The recordings are rough and ready, and contain songs from my catalog of previous albums––plus new songs too. Here’s Volume 2 of 7, which includes “Good […]

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Willie Wisely Trio Get Back: A True Reunion

Great Review of “True” and Interview by Maine’s Discerning DJ/Critic Mike Dow. From the opening chords of “Kiss Her and Make it Right” on “True,” their first album in 18 years, you’re drawn into the wonderful world of managed chaos that is the Willie Wisely Trio – a fierce foursome that are as comfortable cooking […]

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Tour of Japan 2012 – Free Music, Videos & Slideshow Travelogues

Live Performances | Youtube Playlist. My recent tour of Japan was a reminder of how travel and music can realign your heart. We played 8 shows, in 8 cities, in 9 days and enjoyed the finest audiences and most delightful cuisines I could imagine. Thanks to Rie Yoshihara (piano, accordion, melodica), Kenji Oyama (upright bass) […]

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