“Schooled by the Masters of North Mississippi and Polished in the Tennessee Tradition…
Willy and the Planks were born in such a place…”
Consisting of Willy Gibbs (guitar), Mark Noble (vocals, bass), and Chris Gibbs (drums), the members of this outfit have had the privilege of playing with, and learning from, the likes of Little Joe Ayers, David Kimbrough Jr., Artemus Leseur, and many others.
As a trio, they’ve recently done their fans a favor by releasing their debut, self-titled, full-length album, Willy and the Planks, for which, the lead off single is, See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.
Willy’s vintage, pickless finger-style, Mark’s smokey vocals, and Chris’s sharp minimalist rhythm, create that classic juke-joint blues—from bar one. The track’s deep and historic southern-blues roots echo a defiantly respectful nod to their predecessors; the likes of Junior Kimbrough, ZZ Top, Muddy Waters, and others. Be sure to check out the rest of the album if you get a chance. It only gets better from here…
“There’s one kind favor I’ll ask of you
See that my grave is kept clean…”
Junior Kimbrough meets ZZ Top…
BELOW, you can listen to Willy and the Planks’ single, See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support Willy and the Planks by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music. And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!