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A Successful Austin Super Session!

November 14. 2013
We had a very successful Super Session - non-stop super long jam, in Austin November 3, setting the record for the longest non-stop improvisation in Austin and beyond. Hoping to someday break the world record we set in Italy of 45 hours.

On the tour dates front, working again with Chris Boulet on booking for duos in Italy with him on spoken word. We also will do some shows with Dave Laczko as WD-41 and special guests. All of these shows will be in Italy in April. Hoping also to do some April shows with the Open Ear Consortium again in Italy and May shows with Shrunken Head Shop in Germany. I will post the confirmed dates in the Tour section soon.

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A Tentative Lineup That Would be Great if Even Half Showed Up

October 24. 2005

Just got back from Italy and Germany and recovering from a slight cold not to mention the great times in Europe. 45 B-Side in Padua was a great success and a good time by all. The show at Cafe Cairo in Wurzburg was small but mighty and we had Markus Reuter filling in the bass slot and a lot more on Warr guitar. The 78 hour jam is booked for late April with a tentative lineup that would be great if even half showed up. Also I have tentative dates for festivals in Germany and Italy for June and July. I will write on all the events in more detail here soon.

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More Great Musicians On Their Way to 45 B-Side

Sept. 29, 2005

Well, looks like some more friends are going to be making to Italy for the 45 B-Side including Johnny Gomer a guitarist from Germany who made it to the 1st 45 with Shcroeder and also played my shows in Germany and some members of East Rodeo will be around as well plus players we are not going to mention until the day of the show so you will just have to make it out to Padua and stop by. It should be a real fun time.

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HEY! It Was Chris Boulet!

Sept. 24. 2005

As we gear up the the next 45 hour jam in Italy we have been getting a lot of press. In our press releases we have mentioned many names that get edited, names of promoters, backers. musicians, etc.One of these is Chris Boulet whom without there would be no 45 or 33 and 1/3 or 14 or lots of other events in the Veneto region of Italy. His crazy idea to have a 14 hour long jam is what got myself, Schroeder and Tony Levin to want to do 33 1/3 although Tony did not make it until the first 45. Editors tend to be the sorts that search a name, in this case often the All Music Guide and make a judgement call from there. Since Chris Boulet has only had indie releases with limited distribution it is not likely his name would come up on so many lists, much of the greatest talent does not, as these lists tend to be major label promoted. But, that being said most music critics and editors names never come up either on similar lists, unless they write for the NY Times, DownBeat or Rolling Stone. Catch my drift here? It is thier job to cut things to fit in a paper or magazine and they do what they feel is best to make it a good read but not always leading to a better read. So, let me take this moment to tell you all that without the many varied talents of Chris Boulet these events would not have happened or be happening. Thank you Chris.

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45 B-Side and Excited to Work With Drummers Schroeder and Mastelotto

Sept. 16, 2005

Life can take some interesting turns while you are making other plans. Let's just say that sometimes the bad guys win but often something else comes along to make up for it. In this case a great lineup for 45-B Side, the 45 hour non-stop jam show in Padua on Oct. 9, 10 , 11. Two of my favorite drummers are on hand, Pat Mastelotto and Schroeder, I have not played with Pat for a long time but I can tell you that Schroeder is one bad mother so the two of them together should prove to be interesting to say the least. Other guests include touch guitarist Markus Reuter, Indian via Germany keyboard man T.L., friends Ronan Chris Murphy, P. Mike III, Alex Arcuri, Pietro Valente, and many more, too many to list here. Hopefully Johnny and Penny will make it down as well. Please visit www.factory04.com for more information.

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Good News from New Orleans

Sept. 12, 2005

Just found out that one of our friends from New Orleans is OK and made it to Texas with family and will be going to stay in MO for a bit. He saw his house on video and it appears that only the bottom floor was flooded. We are talking about helping to welcome back the music of New Orleans with a marathon jam like 45 when it is possible. Latest reports show that the French Quarter and surrounding areas might be open in 3 or 4 months. Let's hope so. This is a wonderful town.

45 B-Side is in full swing for Oct. 9,10,11 in Italy with special guests Pat Mastelotto, Ronan Chris Murphy, P. Mike III, Schroeder, TL and many more. See www.factory04.com for more information.

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Haven't Heard From Friends in New Orleans

Sept. 7, 2005

It has been some time since we updated the news last and much is going on getting ready for 45 B-Side in Italy and a couple of shows in Germany but for now I must ask that we all take a bit of time out to help with victims of disasters and war around the world and here at home. I have a few friends in New Orleans that have not been heard from for many days. We are searching the net and doing what we can by email and such but all we can do is wait. Tommy if you are by any chance checking here please write us and let us know how you are.

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Back in the States and Looking Forward to the B-Side of 45

July 2, 2005

Just getting back to the feeling and vibes of the States. Not easy and here in Tempe it is damn hot just to top it off!!! I am working on a potential live recording in LA and looking for any projects as producer or guitarist that any of you may have. I will be back in Europe in October for gigs in Germany and Italy including the B-Side of 45.

More soon,

Willie

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45 B-Side

October 9, 10 11, 2005

45 B-Side another 45 hour non-stop improvisation jam in Padua Italy at Factory 04 Guests include Pat Mastelotto, Schroeder, Markus Reuter, Indian via Germany keyboard man T.L., friends Ronan Chris Murphy, P. Mike III, Alex Arcuri, Pietro Valente, Johnny Gomer and many more. See 45 below for more information and visit www.factory04.com

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