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Willie Murphy has been writing, performing, recording and producing Blues/R&B music for over 30 years. His 1969 collaboration with folk/blues legend "Spider" John Koerner, "Running, Jumping, Standing Still," is still acclaimed as an all-time folk/blues classic. Throughout the 70ís and into the 80ís, Willie and the Bees defined live R&B/soul music. The band was famous for their unique blending of blues, R&B, jazz, funk, reggae and rock into an electric and eclectic sound that still defies categorization to this day.

Throughout the 90ís and into the new millennium Willie Murphy continues to bring his unique brand of soul music to audiences across the globe. In 1990 Willie Murphy was named as one of the three charter members of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame along with Bob Dylan and Prince. With his new band, the Angel Headed Hipsters, Willie continues to sell out performances throughout the United States as well as headlining major festivals in France, Italy and the Netherlands.

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