S.E. Willis and the Willing first formed in 2011 when Ruth Davies joined Bobby Cochran and Steve Willis as the rhythm section for the Elvin Bishop Band. The group is S.E. Willis, piano, vocals, harmonica and accordion; Bobby Cochran, drums and vocals; and Ruth Davies, bass.
On this show they will be joined by saxophone great Nancy Wright, also on vocals. The Willing perform a wide variety of blues-based Americana, largely written by Willis and Wright, including traditional Blues, Jazz, Country and Zydeco. Their shows are always entertaining, danceable, and generally a lot of fun.
Besides Bishop, these musicians have performed with artists such as Charles Brown, the Edwin Hawkins Singers, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddly, John Lee Hooker, Lonnie Mack and many more. Join the Willing for a Sunday afternoon good time!
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!