Alabama bluesman Willi King playing with the Liberators at Bettie's Place.
In the summer of 2002 I was on vacation from teaching in Warsaw, Poland. Visiting my parents in Alabama, a friend introduced me to Willie King. Willie invited me to come hear his band at the local juke, Bettie's Place, any Sunday night. Next summer I had my chance. This is a clip from that performance.
I visited with Willie several times in the years before his death in 2009, shooting some video at most of our meetings. More clips to come!