Watermelon Slim

Watermelon Slim

Ages 21+
"Slim's charisma is uncommon...rocking with a diverse crowd of bikers, indie rock kids and queer women on the make." - NORMAN TRANSCRIPT

Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. HARP Magazine wrote “From sizzling slide guitar…to nitty-gritty harp blowing…to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat.” Paste Magazine writes “He’s one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he’s got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him.”

"From honky-tonk and Western swing to Delta and Chicago blues, Watermelon Slim (Bill Homans) works a variety of American musical styles to create a rowdy roadhouse mash-up.".WT

One of Watermelon Slim's most impressive industry accolade may be the liner notes of “The Wheel Man”, written by the late Jerry Wexler ( Co-Owner Atlantic Records / Produced Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin) said of Watermelon Slim "a one-of-a-kind, pickin' n singing, Okie dynamo. “The most exciting and authentic blues performer I've heard in years." A.W., Paste Magazine



Venue Information:
2715 Rochester Avenue
Kansas City, MO, 64120