Willy is 40

51 total plays

7.2% of shows played at

3/29/2012 debuted on

563 shows since debut

38 shows since last play

Last played

February 2nd, 2017

The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA

SET 1, Song 2


November 10th, 2016

Ivy City Smoke House Tavern, Washington, DC

Set 1, Song 6


November 4th, 2016

Penuche's, Manchester, NH

SET 1, Song 4


October 22nd, 2016

The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy, St Louis, MO

SET 1, Song 1


October 13th, 2016

Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY

SET 2, Song 1
ENCORE, Song 2


September 22nd, 2016

Catskill Chill Music Festival, Hancock, NY

Set 1, Song 6


August 25th, 2016

Night Lights Music Festival, Sherman, NY

SET 1, Song 1


December 31st, 2015

King's Rook Club, Erie, PA

SET 1, Song 4


October 25th, 2014

Iron Works, Buffalo, NY

SET 1, Song 8


October 23rd, 2014

The Dock, Ithaca, NY

ENCORE, Song 1


July 25th, 2014

Chaffee Gathering, Girard, PA

SET 1, Song 2


June 21st, 2014

Buffalove Music Festival, Westfield, NY

SET II, Song 1


March 6th, 2014

Nectar's, Burlington, VT

SET II, Song 3


February 22nd, 2014

Java Barn, Canton, NY

SET I, Song 3


February 19th, 2014

Nietzsche's, Buffalo, NY

SET I, Song 2
SET I, Song 4


December 31st, 2013

Crooked i, Erie, PA

SET II, Song 7


October 16th, 2013

Electric Haze, Worcester, MA

SET I, Song 7


October 11th, 2013

185 King Street, Brevard, NC

SET I, Song 3


August 8th, 2013

Saranac Brewery, Utica, NY

SET I, Song 4


July 12th, 2013

Dubland Underground, Rochester, NY

SET I, Song 4


June 26th, 2013

The Spot Underground, Providence, RI

SET I, Song 3


June 14th, 2013

Stella Blues, New Haven, CT

SET I, Song 3


June 5th, 2013

The Empty Glass, Charleston, WV

SET I, Song 2


June 1st, 2013

Crooked i, Erie, PA

SET I, Song 2


May 30th, 2013

Nietzsche's, Buffalo, NY

SET II, Song 9


May 16th, 2013

The Middle East Corner, Cambridge, MA

SET II, Song 3


April 3rd, 2013

Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH

SET I, Song 7


March 2nd, 2013

PJ Kelly's, Clarksburg, WV

SET II, Song 3


March 1st, 2013

Bud n Tooties, New Philadelphia, OH

SET I, Song 5


February 15th, 2013

Nietzsche's, Buffalo, NY

SET I, Song 3


February 7th, 2013

Crooked i, Erie, PA

SET I, Song 5


January 18th, 2013

Slyboots School, Buffalo, NY

SET I, Song 9


November 17th, 2012

Mojo's, Jamestown, NY

SET II, Song 1


October 19th, 2012

Black Oak Tavern, Oneonta, NY

SET I, Song 3
SET I, Song 5


September 29th, 2012

Nietzsche's, Buffalo, NY

SET I, Song 6


August 16th, 2012

Sully's Pub, Hartford, CT

SET I, Song 7


July 20th, 2012

Mojo's, Jamestown, NY

SET II, Song 5


July 19th, 2012

Nietzsche's, Buffalo, NY

SET I, Song 5


May 31st, 2012

Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY

SET I, Song 5


May 18th, 2012

Jenna's Party, Clarence, NY

SET I, Song 5


May 11th, 2012

Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo, NY

SET I, Song 1


May 5th, 2012

Pier's & Blake, Utica, NY

SET I, Song 7


April 28th, 2012

Old City Hall, Oswego, NY

SET I, Song 3


April 27th, 2012

Java Barn, Canton, NY

SET I, Song 3


April 26th, 2012

Castaways, Ithaca, NY

SET I, Song 3


April 20th, 2012

Crooked i, Erie, PA

SET I, Song 3


April 14th, 2012

Nietzsche's, Buffalo, NY

SET I, Song 5


April 13th, 2012

Dubland Underground, Rochester, NY

SET I, Song 1


March 31st, 2012

Nectar's, Burlington, VT

SET I, Song 4


March 30th, 2012

The Waterhole, Saranac Lake, NY

SET I, Song 11


March 29th, 2012

Monopole, Plattsburgh, NY

SET II, Song 1


History

The graffiti on the underpass on the North Tonowanda road read "Willy is 40" for years. And thus a song was born - and an album followed. Hint: Willy's favorite band is Reservoir Tip.


Lyrics

What do I need to know? When do I start to live?

And if it means what I think it means I guess I'd better get to living
I suppose I've kicked around for long enough

What do I need to know? When do I start to live?

And if the stars, they won't align
I'll have to double back and cut the line
I'm breaking off, from all my ties

What do I need to know? When do I start to live?

I know the starts, they won't align
And now I double back to look at the signs
I'm breaking off from all my ties

Has it always been so clear?
Has it always been so obvious but we just couldn't hear?
And has it always been so dull?
The sun blocked from day to day