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BIO

Will Tilson is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Wilmette, IL.  Now living in Chicago, Will is currently leading The Will Tilson Band, a collective of Chicago based musicians.

For the last year, Will has been very active on the Chicago music scene. He has performed at some of the city's top venues such as Untitled Supper Club, Buddy Guy's LegendsEvanston SPACE, The BassmentThe House of Blues, and Uncommon Ground. He also has been featured on a number of news/media outlets and radio shows throughout Chicago including Fox in the Morning, ABC-7, and WGN TV's Music Lounge. Will has entertained numerous festival crowds, most notably performing at the The Chicago Blues Festival in both 2015 and 2016, and also at El Paso's famed Neon Desert Music Festival (2015).

You might have come across Will early on at The Rock House where he did a weekly morning set called,  “Waking Up to the Blues” (2014-2016) where Will, along with drummer, Ricky Nelson, and bass player Joe Faught, consistently packed the coffee shop with  a crowd of locals on Saturdays…  Maybe you've seen him accompanying Blues heavyweights like Dave SpecterCorky SiegelSam Lay, and Marcella Detroit.  Or more recently, you may have caught Will performing with his 6-piece blues/soul band with a full rhythm section and crooning horns - The Will Tilson Band. 

Now a Freshman in college, Will continues to perform regularly around Chicago and write music.

 

 

 

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SHOWS

April 13, 2019

Will Tilson and “Brother John” Kattke Brunch Set

River Roast Chicago

12-3pm

April 15, 2019

Untitled Supper Club

8-11pm

April 20, 2019

The Curragh Pub Glenview

9:30pm - 12:30am

April 27, 2019

Harry and Eddie’s

6:30pm

April 28, 2019

Buddy Guy’s Legends

9:00 - 12:30am

May 11, 2019

Untitled Supper Club

8-11pm

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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PHOTOS

Navy Pier, Chicago 2018 - Photos by Dorey Kronick 

Live at Untitled Supper Club 2017 - Photos by Greg Inda

Photos by Dorey Kronick 

Neon Desert Music Festival   The Will Tilson Trio

Neon Desert Music Festival
The Will Tilson Trio

SydRocks Unplugged Fundraiser L-R Will, Felton Crews, and Corky Siegel Photo by Josh Dreyfus

SydRocks Unplugged Fundraiser
L-R Will, Felton Crews, and Corky Siegel
Photo by Josh Dreyfus

Chicago Blues Festival 2016  

Photos by Paul Chen, and Roman Sobus

Michigan Wedding in the woods 2017

Photos by Alisha Siegel

Evanston SPACE L-R Dave Specter, Will Tilson, Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith, Jimmy Johnson, Harlan Terson, and "Brother John" Kattke Photo by Harvey Tillis

Evanston SPACE
L-R Dave Specter, Will Tilson, Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith, Jimmy Johnson, Harlan Terson, and "Brother John" Kattke
Photo by Harvey Tillis