The Allis After Hours American Roots Series is one of the best opportunities in Milwaukee to catch a glimpse of the rich history of our city and state’s roots and blues music and musicians. Throughout the month of May at the Charles Allis, drop by at 6pm each Thursday for one special musical guest and tune into WMSE each Wednesday at 5pm on Terry Havel’s Blues Drive to get a sneak peek.
This week, Allis welcomes Billy Flynn. Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Flynn first started playing blues after frequenting Clark Kent’s Super Joint club in Green Bay as a teenager, booked night after night with influential blues musicians such as Mighty Joe Young, Luther Allison, and Jimmy Rogers. Flynn met Jimmy Dawkins at that very club one night and it started a long musical relationship, leading to Flynn playing in Dawkins’ band in the late 70s. Flynn later went on to also play alongside Luther Allison, Pinetop Perkins and many more in the years to follow.
Before Flynn heads to the Allis to play for you, catch details on WMSE today from the man, himself on the Blues Drive with Terry Havel. 5pm CST on 91.7 FM or stream live or in the archives at WMSE.org. More info on the Allis After Hours acoustic series can be found here.