Lou Wilson

Lou Wilson Born in Senatobia a small southern town in Mississippi. The name Senatobia, given by Charles Merriweather, was derived from the Indian word Senatohoba, which means “White Sycamore”—a symbol of "rest for the weary." Although the town is small in addition to Lou Wilson there were some other very talent people that blossom, such as blues guitar player Aron Burton, O.B. McClinton country and R&B singer and writer. Maybe the most famous family springing out of the community was Robert Earl Jones an American actor and one of the first prominent black film stars, he was best known for his leading roles in films such as Lying Lips and later in his career for supporting roles in blockbusters such as The Sting and The Cotton Club . He was the father of actor James Earl Jones Lou’s family moved to Memphis TN and during his growing up years Lou listened to and was influenced by many of the local greats such as Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, B B King, Johnny Ace and Little Junior Parker to name a few.

Lou Wilson has had a long career going back to the fifties with a group he founded, Wade Flemons and the New Comers, who had a top 15 R&B chart hit "Here I Stand" on Chicago's Vee-Jay Records. In 1970 Lou formed at new group call Lou Wilson And Todays People and signed a recording contract with Columbia/Sony Records releasing a single “Got To Be Me:. As a solo performer Lou was successful with "This Love is Getting Deeper" on Kent Records and four releases on Detroit Crew Records titled: "True Blues”. “Prime Time”, ‘Blue Groove” “The Right Track”.

As a solo performer Lou has traveled around the country performing on some of the biggest stages and night clubs all over the United States and Canada. Not only has Lou been the headline act, he has opened up for some of the biggest blues and R&B acts such as Bobby Rush, Denice Lasalle, Al Green, Midnight Star etc. Being a gifted and talented soulful singer and performer is just a part of Lou Wilson resume the entertainer he is also an outstanding song writer pinning over one hundred songs.

“RUNNIN WITH THE BLUES” is Lou Wilson's latest CD. It consists of sounds of southern soul, blues and R&B. Lou Wilson music has made its way around the globe gaining the respect of fans in such countries Germany, England, Netherlands, Africa, China and Japan