Willis Earl Beal: Cool New Person

In case you were debating whether to make the drive up to Boulder for the SBTRKT show at The Fox Theatre on April 10th, Willis Earl Beal would like to change your mind.  I have to admit I was a little disappointed when I saw John Talabot would be parting ways  before the masked producer made his way back to Colorado, but a little research uncovered something very interesting in an artist who strives to be the “black Tom Waits”.  Almost everything you need to know is included in this Pitchfork profile, but do yourself a favor and watch the videos below, or just give him a call and have him sing you a song — no, seriously, 773-295-2135.