Vocalist & Guitarist
Willie has made his living as a performer since the age of 16, when he left Robeson County, North Carolina to pursue a career in music. Since then he has toured and performed solo in cities and towns across America. With his own bands, “Plant & See” and “Lumbee,” he toured with the Allman Brothers, Canned Heat, Linda Ronstadt, Tower of Power, and others. He has also performed with singers such as Clyde McPhatter, Floyd Westerman, Ulali, and Joe Savage. He has performed at numerous colleges, including Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Tokyo, UNC-Chapel Hill, and UNC-Pembroke, and at cultural events at the American Indian Community House in New York City and the Grand Opening Celebration of the National Museum of the American Indian.