About Willie Sampson
The Smith Chapel in Austin, TX is where Willie learned to sing. He taught himself how to play drums. The first time Willie played blues was at the age of 15, when he sat in with Willie Bell at the I.L. Club on East 11th Street in Austin. Blues was a natural for Willie, and he began playing and singing with Texas legends like Ponte "Guitar" Gonzales, Spot Barnett, Lennar Nappier & the Spinners, and T.D. Bell. This is Willie's first recording ever put to disc.