Slinky Williams

Slinky & P'tit Loup

Slinky Williams and her life partner, P’tit Loup (French for Little Wolf), are string players who lay down a funky mix of acoustic blues with a light, breezy feel no matter what the source of their material, which ranges from New Orleans funk to Duke Ellington and modern blues. They’re veterans of the European music scene, and are based in Germany. Slinky handles most of the vocals while adding mandolin, while she and P’tit Loup double on guitar and percussion. Partners in life as well as on stage, they’ve been making music together since 1972, when they worked in Gurnemanz, a band influenced by the folk music movement in Great Britain. They produced two subsequent LPs (Spielmannskinder, No Raise Of Noise) before switching gears to play world music and one disc with the band GAIA (All In Green with W. Waglewski). They played rock and jazz during the ‘90s before forming the blues-rock unit, The Xperts. They’ve been working as a duo for the past few years, serving up heaping helpings of old-time blues, swing and jazz while demonstrating prowess on the fretboard. And they recorded Movin’ On at home. Since laying down these tracks, they’re now working with a bass player when on the road.” (Marty Gunther Blues Blast Magazine, July 2016)

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

it's my life and my profession

What is your music dream?

to make a living from music

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

stop all wars

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Michelle

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

too many... Duke Ellington The Beatles J.J. Cale Billie Holiday and and and....

What inspires you to make music?

all the good moments in life and all the bad moments in life

What is the message you want to send with your music?

it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing (or groove!)

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

that's the greatest thing!

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

almost no chance, too many good musicians, too few performing places

What do you think of Drooble?

it's nice

What frustrates you most as a musician?

you don't get enough respect

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I visit other people's gig and I'm a member of jazz clubs etc.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

good craftmanship, know about the medias and a lot of luck!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

VooVoo Steve Walton Jessica Smith John Fohl