NorthernBlues Music

No Paid Holidays - Watermelon Slim and the Workers

 Catalogue #: NBM0047

No Paid Holidays  

Bill Homans, a.k.a. "Watermelon Slim" is one of the most intriguing bluesmen out there. Watermelon Slim first appeared on the music scene in the early 1970s as the only Vietnam veteran to record a full length LP during the war.

In subsequent years, Slim played with a variety of famous blues stars, but only recently has he become a full-time bluesman.

Less than six months after leaving his last truck driving job, hauling industrial waste, Slim was making a living as a full-time touring bluesman. The decision was predominantly the result of a nearly fatal heart attack, and the renewed perspective on mortality that followed. Logically, why drive
industrial waste around Oklahoma to dispose of when one can drive band mates around the US to play music and entertain?

Now that Slim has received a record twelve Blues Music Award
nominations in the United States, he is the new 'King of the Blues'.


Watermelon Slim is THE HOTTEST name in Blues right now-with a total of SIX Blues Music Award Nominations in 2008-including Entertainer of the Year, Band of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year, and Traditional Blues Album of the Year.

Watermelon Slim has set a record of twelve Blues Music Award nominations over the last two years!

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