Big Daddy Wilson

Big Daddy Wilson was born some 50 years ago in a small town called Edenton, North Carolina. « I come from a very poor family”, Wilson recalls, “but I had a lovely childhood. My sisters and I were brought up by our mother and our grandmother. Our life was simple: We went to church every Sunday and to school on the other days. To earn myself a little pocket money I also worked in the local tobacco and cotton plantations; I was a real country boy!”
Young Wilson quit school at 16, and joined the US Army in Germany where he discovered the blues at a concert. "In Edenton we used to listen to gospel and to country music played at the local radio station. I didn’t know what the blues was before”, Wilson says. After this experience, he went on stage, jammed all over the German blues scene, and made a strong impression with his warm and soulful voice.
With his international solo debut on the German RUF Records four years ago, Big Daddy Wilson took it one step further in his late career as a musician. Now he proposes his new album “I’m Your Man” on the French label Dixiefrog, including his own compositions as well as the song “Hold The Ladder” written especially for him by his long-time friend Eric Bibb. The CD was produced in Sweden by Staffan Astner (Eric Bibb’s guitarist) and Sven Lindvall (who plays upright bass,electric bass and tuba on the album). Big Daddy Wilson is always busy with concerts in clubs and festivals all over Europe.

Albums

Time

Label: Dixiefrog
Distribution in France: Harmonia Mundi
Release date: April 07, 2015

A new album by this bluesman who hails from North Carolina but sings like no one else. This CD switches between acoustic and electric blues with strong soul and gospel influences. Produced by Big Daddy Wilson, Eric Bibb and Staffan Astner, who, together, co-wrote most of the songs. The guitar playing was shared by Eric and Staffan and Big Daddy’s magic voice brings in an irresistible glow.

Big Daddy Wilson - Time

I'm Your Man

Label: Dixiefrog
Distribution in France: Harmonia Mundi
Release date: April 01, 2013

Bluesman Big Daddy Wison hails from South Carolina but has been living in Europe for many years now. This is only his third album, since he discovered his passion for the blues and started recording relatively late; the sound quality, the quality of the arrangements and of the compositions are remarkable. If his interpretation of the blues is close to rock, the soul and gospel sounds are always close, and the electric guitar flirts with the tuba, the violin or the clarinet – and the deep voice of Big Daddy creates a communicative warmth that is difficult to resist.

Big Daddy Wilson - I'm Your Man

On Tour