ANDY (Hoochie Man) WILSON
Vocals / Crowd Control
Andy (Hoochie Man) Wilson
Marital Status: Married, 30 years
Education: Masters in Education, UC Berkeley
Musical influences: George Thorogood, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Delbert McClinton, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Bob Weir
Favorite Music Artists: The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Tool, SRV, Jimi, RHCP, The Allman Bros, Sublime, Dylan.
Gear I use: Neumann microphone-because it is amazingly good.
First album ever bought: Frampton Comes Alive
Favorite song of all time: Concrete Jungle-Bob Marley
My take on Whiskey Slough: I joined this band as a kind of hobby thing, 3 years ago, and figured I probably would have moved on to something else by now...and probably would have, had it not been for the incredible compliments and continuous support we receive from our audiences, during and after every performance. That, and the personal satisfaction I get from the music we create and the live performances we do, now I can't imagine not being in this band. I love playing with “Slough” because it’s rock n roll. It’s blues. And I get to be out front as the voice of it. And these are such fun guys to play and hang with. Seriously, if I wasn't "in" Slough, I'd be out in the crowd with you all, dancing to them (and some nights, I AM!).
Spare time: Gardening while listening to music. I’m growing 13 different kinds of heirloom tomatoes this summer.
Sports fan? Yes, Niners, Giants, Warriors, and Cal Bears.
First concert attended: Supertramp at the Stockton Civic Auditorium. I won the tickets on a KSRT FM call-in.
Best concert I ever attended: Pink Floyd --The Wall, in Los Angeles 1980, with an honorable mention to the Santana/Jeff Beck concert in Karuizawa, Japan 1986
Other interesting facts: I learned that I could sing while living for five years in Japan, singing karaoke. I always sang “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and killed it every time.