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About Felix

World Travelling, Street Minstrel & Poet. At age 16 Felix started performing in a Chicago based sandwich company called PotBellys in Ann Arbor, MI. After graduating high school at 17 he took his mothers banjo from the wall and moved to Burlington Vermont, collecting old records and learning a few songs on the 5 string banjo. Singing at the Radio Bean in Burlington and becoming a busker on Church St. for the love of spreading old time music. At 19 after travelling down from Alaska he landed in Bellingham, Washington still busking in the streets, collecting 78 records and began working at a preschool starting a program he called: Interactive American Folk Songs for Children. That summer he went to Europe with a friend Mr. Jones where busking as a duet, singing gospel and country music they moved from Paris to Barcelona and on to Florence. Jones headed back to the US while Felix headed north to Ireland busking from Grafton St in Dublin to Shop St in Galway. After Europe he found his way back to Bellingham living on the Lummi Indian Reservation for a month, recording his first kids' album called the Leather Winged Bat. That fall he drove across the Great Northern back to Vermont for a snowy winter, where he hid in a cabin writing songs in a small community on a mountain called the Quarry Hill. He drove off the mountain to sing with the banjo in schools, hospitals, librarys, YMCAs and even a detention center all over the state. In the spring he left for a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with a group of students on spring break, where a fiddle player named Deep Sea and Felix walked with their instruments for one month on the AT hiking from North Carolina to Virginia. Once in Virginia they began hitchhiking down the old hillbilly highway route 421 for the purpose of studying the Ole Ballads making it to Berea College Kentucky, Niles Center in Lexington ending at the famous Carter Family Fold. He then went back to Burlington for the summer living in an art studio space The Bakery and recorded a solo album Take a Walk Opie. In the fall he went back to Bellingham to form a country rock band called the Muddy Boots band playing weekly gigs around western Washington. The spring of 2008 brought the debut of two new albums 'American Folk Songs for Familys' and The Muddy Boots Album titled 'How Has It Come To Be?' During the summer of 2008 he returned to Europe playing shows at venues around Ireland & Spain. 2010 Felix moved to the Pacific Isle of Kaua'i, HI playing shows around the island forming a country band called The Rusty Wheelbarrows. In early 2013 he will be returning to Ireland to tour the country promoting his new album Black & White.Travelling on.... Felix SonnyBoy Wilson:::: Instruments Played: Guitar, 5 string Banjo, Piano, Violin, Dulcimer, harmonica and kazoo. Dedicated to the street performers of the past - Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Blind Lemon, Blind Willie Johnson dedicated to the street performers of today- musicians, magicians, puppeteers, dancers, statues & clowns.

Flowerpot Men Tokyo Live Shows

THE FLOWERPOT MEN – UPCOMING GIGS 2017 Wed FEB 1 – The Dubliners, Shibuya (Paul & Felix) Sat FEB 4 – Kyojin Stewhouse, Togoshi Ginza Sat FEB 11 – Desture English Pub, Odawara Sat MAR 11 – O’Briens, Hiyoshi, Yokohama … Continue reading

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Little Hoot May 2015 Tour

Fri 1st – Cooney’s Hotel, Ballymahon, Co. Longford Sat 2nd – Greyhound Bar, Kilkee, Co. Clare  Sun 3rd – CobbleStone Joes, Limerick City  Mon 4th – Pine Lodge, Myrtleville, Co Cork Tue 5th – Crane Lane Theater, Cork City Wed … Continue reading

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Upcoming Shows Winter 2015

Jan 31st. – Live , Ann Arbor, MI Feb 7th-  Pulcinella Pizzera & Wine Bar, Fort Collins, CO Feb 19th- Tree’s Lounge, Kappa, Kauai Feb 22nd- LIVE on KKCR Kauai Community Radio Feb 28th- Tahiti Nui- Hanalei, Kauai (full band) … Continue reading

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Little Hoot Tour Dates Nov.

1st- Mullarkeys Bar ( fancy dress), Clifden 2nd- Album Launch @ Roisin Dubh (downstairs) 4th- The Mez, Dublin 5th- The Snug, Athlone 12th- The Snug, Athlone 15th- Skellys, Ballymahon 16th- JJ Harlows, Roscommon 22nd- Skellys, Ballymahon 29th- Johnny Mchales, Castlebar … Continue reading

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Little Hoot Tour Oct Dates

    11th- Mullarkeys Bar, Clifden 12th- Mannions, Balla 15th- The Globe, Dublin 18th- The Greyhound, Kilkee 22nd- The Snug, Athlone 25th- Blessings,Cavan 26th- Mullarkeys, Clifden 29th- The Snug, Athlone

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Ireland Spring 2013/ WHITE OWL TOUR

May 2nd – Danny Byrnes , Mullingar May 4th- Murray’s , Maghera , Co Longford  May 5th- Festival of Fires – DriftWood Manor May 9th- Mullarkey’s Bar  @ Foyle’s Hotel- Co. Galway May 10th- Mullarkey’s Bar @ Foyle’s Hotel- Co … Continue reading

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Ireland 2013 Tour Dates

January  Sat . 19th-  The Thatch , Tullamore Sun . 20th- J.J Harlows ( front bar), Roscommon Fri. 25th-  Ciaran O’ Neill House Party , Belturbet Sat. 26th- Au Tain , Ballinasloe February Fri. 1st- Spells Bar , Ballaghaderreen Sat. … Continue reading

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Final Shows On Kauai

Upcoming Shows Kauai,HI (Final Shows)   Oct. 27th – Hanalei Gourmet 8:30-10:30pm     Nov 7th- Trees Lounge 7-9pm     8th- Trees Lounge Farewell Show/ CD Release PaRtY  8-12     10th – Hanalei Gourmet 8:30-10:30pm Nov 16th – … Continue reading

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Upcoming Shows on Kauai

                             September 19th- Tree’s Lounge – Kapaa  7-9  (with band)                  20th- Tree’s Lounge 830- close (with band)     … Continue reading

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Irish Tour 2013

    Catch Felix around the country of Ireland in early 2013. Stay tuned for winter tour dates!

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