The Coolest One Man Band You’ll Ever See

I must admit that I’ve seen so much music that at times I become jaded and feel like I’ve seen just about everything.  I was in a rut just like that recently when someone e-mailed me a clip of a guy named Eagle Eye Williamson performing at Gruene Hall.  They told me it was the most awesome one man band they’d ever seen.

One man band I thought….”I’ve seen one man bands before and they tend to be lame.”

But, something convinced me to open the link and venture to YouTube.  A few mere seconds later I sat mesmerized as I watched this guy with Hunter S. Thompson glasses, a scraggly beard and stringy hair fiddle with a complex set of instruments surrounding him.  I was intrigued as I watched him adjust his pedal board and I wondered what would happen next.  He was starting to lay into an extended groove that sounded as if it was being created by a four piece band.  He paused for one more adjustment, then all of a sudden…it was one of those goosebump inducing musical moments.  Pouring out of the speakers was a soulful voice that was equal parts Gregg Allman and Robert Plant’s lower register.  Below is the video I was forwarded…I’m sure you’ll feel the same way I did after you watch it.  Below that video is a short film about Eagle Eye’s life and art.

Eagle Eye Williamson’s Website


Brad Beheler

Raised in Waco, refined in the Hill Country, escaped from DFW. I've worked in just about every facet of the music business for 20 years. I like to write about it all. e-mail Brad Editor-in-Chief

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