Bill 'Sauce Boss' Wharton brings his high energy, gumbo stirring, slide-guitar-playing to his rockin' one-man show.
If you who don't know about the Sauce Boss, he brings his own hot sauce to the gig, and he cooks gumbo while smoking his slide guitar. At the end of the night, everyone gets a bowl.
Now he's adding a new flavor to the 'stew'. Sauce Boss not only plays slide, sings his tamales off, and makes gumbo ' he also plays a drum kit with his feet.
'You take that 53 Telecaster, pump it through that 48 Fender amp, add a bass rig, mix in some drums, all simmered down under some funky swamp blues, and smothered with gumbo, and you got a recipe for the largest one-man band on the planet.'
In the last 25 years, he has served over 195,000 bowls of gumbo for free. Sauce Boss also donates performances to homeless shelters and soup kitchens on days off during his tours through the non-profit Planet Gumbo.