With a voice that conjures names like Ray LaMontagne and Ben Ottewell (Gomez), William Mimnaugh, (stage name wiL) writes songs that push the boundaries of what is considered contemporary folk to include elements of old school country, pop, rock and blues.
In October of 2019 while deeply invested the writing and recording of his seventh studio album, wiL made the trip from his home on Vancouver Island to the mainland at White Rock to perform a show with his long time drummer Keith Gallant and guest musician, Shaun Verreault. The show yielded, quite by accident, a live album, his second, in the past decade. For a seasoned touring musician whose shows have been coined by press as ‘legendary’, there may be no better time than the present to have a recording like this on hand.
Known for playing mostly with ‘just a drummer’ wiL mesmerizes listeners with his unusual strumming technique while creating lush, fat and full acoustic guitar sounds that have become signature to the live experience’ but it has taken the better part 20 years to get there and he’s still not done.