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Dates

  • Jun01 Gibson Music Hall - Appleton, WI Gibson Community Music Hall Tickets
  • Jun02 The Uptowner - Milwaukee, WI The Uptowner Free
  • Jun07 Red Rooster Madison - Madison, WI Red Rooster Madison
  • Jun08 Iron Buffalo Saloon - Reedsville, WI Iron Buffalo Saloon Free
  • Jun09 The Uptowner - Milwaukee, WI The Uptowner Free
  • Jun09 Locust Street Festival - Milwaukee, WI Black Husky Brewing Free
  • Jun16 The Uptowner - Milwaukee, WI The Uptowner Free
  • Jun20 Gibraltar MKE - Milwaukee, WI Gibraltar MKE
  • Jun21 Gibraltar MKE - Milwaukee, WI Gibraltar MKE
  • Jun22 Gibraltar MKE - Milwaukee, WI Gibraltar MKE
  • Jun23 The Uptowner - Milwaukee, WI The Uptowner Free
  • Jun26 Magoo's On The Mound - Milwaukee, WI Magoo's On The Mound Free
  • Jun27 Gibraltar MKE - Milwaukee, WI Gibraltar MKE
  • Jun28 Gibraltar MKE - Milwaukee, WI Gibraltar MKE
  • Jun29 Gibraltar MKE - Milwaukee, WI Gibraltar MKE
  • Jun30 The Uptowner - Milwaukee, WI The Uptowner Free
  • Jul04 Gibraltar MKE - Milwaukee, WI Gibraltar MKE
  • Jul05 Gibraltar MKE - Milwaukee, WI Gibraltar MKE
  • Jul06 Klinger's Real BBQ - Waupaca, WI Klinger's Real BBQ Free
  • Jul06 Husby's Food & Spirits - Sister Bay, WI Husby's Food & Spirits Free
  • Jul10 Music On Main - Oshkosh, WI Opera House Square Free
  • Jul11 Private Event - Cedarburg, WI Private Event
  • Jul12 Buddy Guy's Legends - Chicago, IL Buddy Guy's Legends
  • Jul13 Bryan Lee Blues Festival - Two Rivers, WI Central Park
  • Jul17 The Baaree - Thiensville, WI The Baaree Free
  • Jul18 Victorian Village - Elkhart Lake, WI The Tiki Bar & Lounge Free
  • Jul19 The Cozy Bar - Plymouth, WI The White Rocks Ampitheater
  • Jul20 PetSkull Brewing - Manitowoc, WI PetSkull Brewing Free
  • Jul24 Magoo's On The Mound - Milwaukee, WI Magoo's On The Mound Free
  • Jul27 The Baaree - Thiensville, WI The Baaree Free
  • Aug08 Private Event - Mequon, WI Private Event
  • Aug10 Klinger's Real BBQ - Waupaca, WI Klinger's Real BBQ Free
  • Aug22 Private Event - Cedarburg, WI Private Event
  • Sep01 Klinger's Real BBQ - Wautoma, WI Klinger's Real BBQ Free
  • Sep05 Private Event - Cedarburg, WI Private Event
  • Sep12 Private Event - Mequon, WI Private Event

Press

Elmore Magazine

“Alex first picked up the guitar at five, made his first stage appearance in France at 12, and hasn’t looked back since. Alex’s...

Maximum Ink

“The Alex Wilson Band is a trio of musicians with deep raw vocals and a big-band blues sound and an increasing fan following...

Chicago Sun Times

“If you’re looking for a shotgun-shack-bred bluesman from the Mississippi Delta who plays faithful recreations of Son House and Skip James classics, Wilson’s...

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Biography

Alex Wilson grew up in a family of talented musicians.

Alex’s grandmother, Rosa Saviano was a renowned professional jazz singer in Chicago in the 1940′s and 50′s. Tom Wilson, Alex’s father, is a multi-faceted musician who has had the distinct pleasure of accompanying nearly every blues performer to pass through the Milwaukee/Chicago music scene in the last forty years. Marc Wilson, Alex’s uncle, is one of the most sought after drummers in the country. He’s played with B.B.King, Big Walter Horton, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Rodgers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Susan Tedeschi, Anson Funderburgh and Sam Meyers to name but a few.

Alex picked up the guitar at five years old and never put it down. Immersed in the Milwaukee blues scene, Alex was surrounded, and influenced by such local luminaries as Stokes, Lee Gates, Jim Liban and Milwaukee Slim.

Alex formed his own garage band at thirteen. By seventeen he began to dig deep into the blues, learning the songs and styles of masters such as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Magic Sam.

At seventeen Alex began playing professionally and by twenty-one he had joined Milwaukee’s Blue Rubies and was performing regionally while still playing part-time with his own band. Playing up to 25 gigs a month, Wilson honed and sharpened his skills as a singer/songwriter, guitar player and over all entertainer.
In ’05 and ’06 Alex began to focus solely on his own project, booking shows, finding his own sound and the right players from the mid-west music scene to take his show on the road.

Alex is running with one of the toughest bands on the scene today. It’s no surprise that they won the 2007 WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award for blues group/artist of the year. After playing a series of shows for the Chinese New Year in Beijing with Grammy nominated blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite, Alex returned to the states to find himself a triple nominee for the WAMI Awards in 2008 and winner of the award for guitarist of the year…and then winning again in 2009 and 2011 for Blues Artist. In 2010 he was the recipient of the peoples choice award and was chosen to represent his local blues society in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2011 and 2013, along with 130 other bands from all over the world. Alex and his band ended up finishing in the top 8 in the IBC finals at The Orpheum Theater.

A versatile musician, Alex effortlessly switches between genres. He plays everything from sweet Beale Street blues to West coast swing. From hard Texas grinders to stone cold Chicago grooves with a feeling that’s said to be timeless. Alex’s style and tasty originals matched with his undeniable stage presence and unmistakable guitar style will drive you to the dance floor.

His debut CD, Tell Me Why, has been released on “Rathskeller Records”.

To say that Alex Wilson is one to look out for down the road is an understatement. Taking the world by storm, this musician is a force to be reckoned with.

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