Willie has performed as a solo artist all through Central and Northern Virginia, as well as in Manhattan, Western Virginia, Brooklyn, and throughout the Southeast as far as Austin, Texas. He’s shared the stage with the North Mississippi All-Stars and has opened for a diverse group of top-flight musicians including David Olney & Sergio Webb, Ivan & Alyosha, Alash Ensemble, and The Hackensaw Boys.
His first solo album, Egg Cracked, The Bird Went Wild, features original songs of rebirth and regeneration.
His second album, Thunder Train, comes as the result of a long period of development. Willie went off to VCU in 2011 to study jazz guitar. There he learned the art of improvisation, arranging and jazz composition, and sharpened his guitar playing skills.