Slinky & P’Tit Loup with the ins and outs about Zone Bleue. (Photo: Heinz Jörres, www.bluespic.de/)
Broadcast Monday August 20, Radio Duivenstraat http://www.radio.duivenstraat.net (19:00 CET – 01PM CT)
Saturday August 25, (K)ansas (C)ity (O)nline (R)adio http://www.kconlineradio.com (6PM CT – 24:00 CET).
Slinky Williams, mandolin, acoustic guitar, percussion and vocals
As a singer she adores the laid-back phrasing of Billie Holiday and the big voice of Bessie Smith, always ready for a vocal harmony with the boys inspired by the Mills Brothers or a Beatles classic.
Besides the acoustic guitar she also plays mandolin, related to American folkmusic, blues, bluegrass and swingjazz.
„Tain’t nobody’s biz-ness if I do”.
P’tit Loup, acoustic /electric guitar and vocals
Researchers tend to dispute his name and date of birth. Partly raised by a wolfhound bitch, he adopted the name P’tit Loup himself.
What makes him sing and play the way he does: Early blues songs, swing jazz standards of the 30’s/40’s, 60’s pop, New Orleans music/bands.
Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Thomas “Fats” Waller, The Beatles, J.J. Cale, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Jerry Garcia.
Found his philosophy of life in Hans Magnus Enzensberger’s poem “Minimalprogramm”. And besides he says: “laissez le bon temps rouler”.
Slinky Williams and P’tit Loup are a couple, that has been making music together since 1972 in various bands, for example: Gurnemanz, GAIA, Manou.
In the beginning influenced by British Folk (gigs at famous London folk clubs: “The Troubadour” , “Half Moon” or “Nag’s Head”, tour as “Folk Omnibus” together with John Makin (aka Mr. John), Martin Winsor and Jeannie Steele, LPs : “Spielmannskinder” and „No Raise of Noise“ with Gurnemanz), later improvised World Music (Tour and LP „All In Green“with GAIA with W. Waglewski ) as well as Rock and Jazz in the 90ties.
Since the end of their last band „The X-perts“(Blues Rock) they are coming back now as „Slinky & P’tit Loup“ with their CD „Movin‘ On“ released May 2015 , back to the „roots“…
The CD “Movin’On” did get a very good feedback at Radio Stations all over the world (from Canada to Australia!) and in Blues Magazines, too.
Old-timey Blues Songs, mainly played acoustic, Americana, Swing Jazz and originals drawn from the same sources – that’s the way, Slinky & P’tit Loup are movin’ on, since March 2016 together with upright bass player Jochen Solbach as a trio.