Welcome to Talking Waves #InfluenceThursday! Every week we’re going to share a short blog, video and some stories and photos of the artists that have shaped our musical direction down here in West Cork. For week 1 it’s the sensational Bill Withers.
Bill is from a small coal mining town called Slab Fork in West Virginia. He was frustrated that all the songs he heard on Billboard sounded the same, and so decided to change things up.
It’s Bill’s story, just as much as his music that has inspired us. A guy who wanted to go against the grain and show people his own groove. He made things happen for himself in the music business in spite of his rural surroundings, and has since become one of the most loved artists of all time.
Our favourite tracks: Ain't No Sunshine, Lovely Day, Use Me
Our favourite Album: Still Bill
We salute you Bill. Anyone reading this today, go stick on Lovely Day and just try not to smile to yourself! Stay tuned throughout the day for some facts, photos and a short video.