“I got another record in me” is what Willie said to Kid Ramos and me just after he told us that he had been diagnosed with ALS. Both Kid and I decided that making this happen was the best way we could help our beloved friend and Proven brother get through the toughest fight of his life. We are determined to get it done!
Although The Proven Ones will be the core band, this will not be a Proven Ones record. It will be recorded and released as “Willie J. & Friends". Signed on as “friends” are, Kim Wilson, Sugar Ray Rayford, David Hidalgo, Janiva Magness, Anson Funderburgh, Mike Morgan, Shawn Pittman, Jimmie Wood, and Mondo Cortez.
Although all musicians are donating their time and talent, we will need help with production funds for travel, studio time, mixing, mastering, post-production promotion, and shipping costs*.
*All donors of $100 or more will receive an autographed copy of the CD.
This will be a monumental record - one for the ages. Help us make it a reality and thank you for considering a donation!
The Proven Ones would like to thank all our fans for their undying support and especially those who have reached out to Willie, Lisa, and their family with love.