Warner Williams and Jay Summerour

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Warner Williams and Jay Summerour are an American folk duo, who perform under the name Little Bit A Blues. They have played at numerous folk and blues festivals and at concerts at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. They are known for playing in the Piedmont blues style, a regional variant of the blues that developed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.

History[edit]

Williams and Summerour have been playing music together under the name of Little Bit A Blues since the early 1990s.[1] During their tenure together, they have recorded several albums, including for the Smithsonian Folkways label. Eric Selby joined up with Warner and Jay several years ago, completing the current trio.

Their most recent recording, The Best of Little Bit A Blues: Live at B.B. King's Bluesville, on Soul Stew Records reached number one on the Blues411 chart, was nominated for a WAMMIE for Blues/Traditional R&B Recording of the Year as well as received a JIMI Award for Best Live Recording of the Year.

Warner Williams is a recipient of a 2011 National Heritage Fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, which is the United States' highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.[2]

Williams is from Takoma Park, Maryland, Summerour from Rockville, Maryland, and Selby from Washington Grove, Maryland.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Warner Williams: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  2. ^ "NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2011". www.arts.gov. National Endowment for the Arts. Retrieved 18 October 2017.