JW and his Chi-Town Hustlers have been performing at BLUE CHICAGO since 2007 and continue to showcase their smokin' blues. In 2011 he and the band were honored as Best Blues Entertainer of Chicago at the 30th Annual Chicago Music Awards.
JW is multi-talented having started out playing guitar and harmonica at age 12 in Magnolia, Mississippi with an ear for gospel music. By high school he added trombone and soon picked up the bass guitar.
Arriving in Chicago in 1962, he formed his first R&B and Blues band. He has played in both the great Blues clubs of Chicago and throughout Europe exporting his dynamic talent and showmanship to audiences worldwide.