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Hello, I'm Willie Davis, a New Orleans piano player. .
Born in 1959, I began my piano lessons in the 6th grade, leaving school early to make my 2:30 lesson with Mrs. Spurlin, the wife of the Baptist preacher. While encouraging me to play popular tunes - and with a patient approach, she lit a fire ..... in my desire ..... to boogie.
Fortunately, my parents purchased a piano much earlier. I was 6 years old in a southern farm family isolated from town. I had plenty of time to explore the piano without distraction.
I started a professional music career in the early 90's. In 2001 I moved from New Orleans to New York City and played there for over a decade. One can hardly walk 5 blocks in Manhattan without passing a venue I've played.
While New York City was a tremendous and exciting experience I am elated to have returned to New Orleans, (as always planned). If you see a constant, somewhat goofy smile, it's because I'm fo real happy to be back. Thanks to ya'll for the warm welcome back.
There's a million things to do having just returned. Please check my website from time to time to see where I'm playing, and other activities. Besides music info, shows and stuff, we're planning a page fo helpin' others. We gonna work together and increase our philanthropy. The Love Coalition is on the way.
Also…….enjoy the music.