D2D Vinyl Record
Analogue Productions Originals 2010 Direct-to-Disc Sessions
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings in Salina, Kansas
Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans is nothing if not a renaissance man. He attended Middlebury College in Vermont on a fencing scholarship but dropped out to enlist in the Army for the Vietnam War. While laid up in a Vietnam hospital bed, he taught himself upside-down, left-handed slide guitar. He worked as a truck driver, a forklift operator, a saw mill hand, a funeral officiator and at times as a small-time criminal. Due to the latter vocation, he fled Boston to lay low in Oklahoma where he farmed watermelons, hence his stage name. He’s earned two undergrad degrees along with a master's. He painted art and briefly joined Mensa. Oh, and he likes to read Shakespeare and bowls a steady 240.
No surprise then that he draws from a plenty diverse range of influences to form his unique brand of raw and honest blues. It’s music as interesting as the man.
|1. Angel From Montgomery (John Prime)|
|2. Ain't Whistling Dixie|
|3. Smokestack Lightning (Chester Burnett)|
|4. Take My Mother Home|
|5. Living In Oklahoma|
|6. When I Was Young I Believed I was Immortal|