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Bill Homans, aka "Watermelon Slim" is one of the most intriguing bluesmen out there. Watermelon Slim first appeared on the music scene in the early 1970s as the only Vietnam veteran to record a full length LP during the war. In subsequent years, Slim played with a variety of famous blues stars but only recently has he become a full time bluesman. Less than six months after leaving his latest truck driving job, hauling industrial waste, Slim is now making a living as a full-time touring bluesman. The decision was predominantly the result of a recent and nearly fatal heart attack, and the renewed perspective on mortality that followed. Logically, why drive industrial waste around Oklahoma to dispose when you can drive band mates around the US to play music and entertain? Now that Slim has received a record twelve music award nominations in the United States, he is the new "King of the Blues."
Bill Homans, aka "Watermelon Slim" is one of the most intriguing bluesmen out there. Watermelon Slim first appeared on the music scene in the early 1970s as the only Vietnam veteran to record a full length LP during the war. In subsequent years, Slim played with a variety of famous blues stars but only recently has he become a full time bluesman. Less than six months after leaving his latest truck driving job, hauling industrial waste, Slim is now making a living as a full-time touring bluesman. The decision was predominantly the result of a recent and nearly fatal heart attack, and the renewed perspective on mortality that followed. Logically, why drive industrial waste around Oklahoma to dispose when you can drive band mates around the US to play music and entertain? Now that Slim has received a record twelve music award nominations in the United States, he is the new "King of the Blues."
809509004720
Watermelon Slim & The Workers - No Paid Holidays

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Format: CD
Label: NRBL
Catalog: 47
Rel. Date: 06/24/2008
UPC: 809509004720

No Paid Holidays
Artist: Watermelon Slim & The Workers
Format: CD
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Bill Homans, aka "Watermelon Slim" is one of the most intriguing bluesmen out there. Watermelon Slim first appeared on the music scene in the early 1970s as the only Vietnam veteran to record a full length LP during the war. In subsequent years, Slim played with a variety of famous blues stars but only recently has he become a full time bluesman. Less than six months after leaving his latest truck driving job, hauling industrial waste, Slim is now making a living as a full-time touring bluesman. The decision was predominantly the result of a recent and nearly fatal heart attack, and the renewed perspective on mortality that followed. Logically, why drive industrial waste around Oklahoma to dispose when you can drive band mates around the US to play music and entertain? Now that Slim has received a record twelve music award nominations in the United States, he is the new "King of the Blues."
        
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