Current News

New Record for 2018 !

Watermelon Slim currently in studio, recording a new Blues Release for Northern Blues.

Guests include:
Bob Margolin, Sherman Holmes, John Nemeth, Joe Louis Walker, Nick Schnebelen, Albert Castiglia, Red Young, Ike Lamb.
Recording at Bell Lab Studios Norman, Ok and Music & Arts Memphis, TN.
This is blues release baby! look for a release date soon.

Memphis Music & Arts Studio

Studio Memphis

Left to right
Chris Wick , John Allouise, John Nemeth, Watermelon Slim, Brian Wells

Memphis Music & Arts Studio

Studio Memphis

Left to right
Kevin Houston, John Allouise, Bob Margolin, Watermelon Slim, Brian Wells, Chris Wick

Bell Lab Studio, Norman OK

Studio Memphis

Left to right
Trent Bell, John Allouise, Chris Wick, Watermelon Slim, Brian Wells.

On Tour 2018!

Watermelon Slim is on tour, Worldwide for 2018, contact Blue Mountain Artists for available dates.
North America
Blue Mountain Artists, LLC
Europe Blue Mountain International
Pat Morgan

Upcoming Tour Dates

02.15.2018 – Oklahoma City – VZD’S ( Nick Schnebelen opens show)
02.16.2018 - Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
02.17.2018 – St Louis, MO – BB’s Soup
02.18.2018 – Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s
06.03.2018 – Morden, MB – Back Forty Folk Festival
06.04.2018 – Winnipeg, MB – High & Lonesome Club ( with Scott Nolen Band)
06.16.2018- Henderson, KY – WC Handy Blues & BBQ ( with Scott Nolen Band)
10.13.2018 – Verdun, FR – Fubourg Du Blues

June 27, 2017

We are proud to announce that Blue Mountain Artists will now represent Watermelon Slim for tours and bookings.
Slim is very excited to work Hugh Southard and his experienced staff. Established in 2004, Blue Mountain Artists is one of the best in the business with a well-known roster of artists touring worldwide.

Bookings contact:
Blue Mountain Artists
Management & Media Relations Contact:
Red House Talent
Chris Hardwick; Tel 405-659-6805

June 1, 2017

Watermelon Slim has new tour dates – Europe and USA.
Look for Watermelon Slim Band touring in support of new record release
On Dixie Frog Records (France) , “Golden Boy”.

06.30.2017 – Gothenberg - SW- Gothenberg Blues Festival
07.01.2017 - Sunset - PARIS-BERCY FR
07.02.2017 - Nix N Meer - ENSCHEDE- NI
07.03.2017 - Qbus - NI
07.04.2017 - Spirit of 66 - BELGIUM
07.07.2017 - Cognac - FR
07.08.2017 - Cognac - FR
07.12.2017 - Budapest – HUNGARY
07.14.2017 – Olsztyn – POLAND – Olsztyn Blues Festival
08.18.2017 – Tulsa , OK – Blackbird on Pearl
08.19.2017 – St Louis, MO – BB’s Soup
08.20.2017 – Oklahoma City – VZD’S
08.22.2017 – Stillwater, OK – Willies Saloon
08.24.2017 – Hatch, NM – Sparky’s
08.25.2017- Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
08.26.2017- Pasadena, CA – Big Mamas Blues Shack
08.27.2017- Long Beach, CA – Malarky’s Grill
08.28.2017- Tarzana, CA – Maui Sugar Mill Saloon
09.01.2017 – San Francisco, CA – Biscuits & Blues
09.02.2017 – San Francisco, CA – Biscuits & Blues
09.08.2017- Electric City, WA – Sunbanks Blues Festival
09.09.2017 – Seattle, WA – Highway 99 Blues Bar
09.13.2017 – Lincoln, NE – Zoo Bar
09.14.2017 – Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads

February 21, 2016

Hey everyone, sorry it’s been awhile to post updates. Time flys when you’re having fun! Here is a re cap for 2015- Slim had a great year, traveling and entertaining to: All over the USA, Europe, Switzerland, Italy, Norway and of course Canada such as Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The July 4 2015 Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Induction for Bill Homans, aka Watermelon Slim has moved again. It looks that will finally happen April 4 in Tulsa, OK 2016 looks to be a very active year for Slim. With dates in Oklahoma, Mississippi, Nebraska, Missouri, New Hampshire, Europe dates, Denmark, Italy and France too. So check back often, more dates will fill in for spring, summer, fall and winter. Thanks everyone, for stopping in to see Slim perform in his hometown of Clarksdale, MS too.

December 12, 2014

Watermelon Slim will be inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
Friday, December 19th, 2014
for more information on tickets:

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame (The Jazz Depot)
5 South Boston Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is located on the corner of 1st & South Boston Avenue in downtown Tulsa.
Phone 918-928-JAZZ / 918-928-5299

September 15, 2013

The reviews for Bull Goose Rooster keep coming!
The Morton Report

August 11, 2013

More great reviews for Bull Goose Rooster!
Colorado Springs Independent
Dr. Blues
Pollstar 08/13
Norman Transcript
The Alternate Root
Honest Tune
Blog Critics
Rootstime English
Rootstime Foreign
The Blues Hound
Roots Music Report
The Daily News

June 18, 2013

Bull Goose RoosterYou can now order the new album release, "Bull Goose Rooster". 16 songs by Watermelon Slim & The Workers, with special guest Danielle Schnebelen (Trampled Under Foot) performing a duet with Slim. Release date June 25, 2013.

June 9, 2013

The reviews are coming in! Bull Goose Rooster is a monster!
No Depression - 06/13
Keys & Chords
NorthernBlues Music
Smoky Mtn. Blues Society

June 5, 2013

It was a wonderful re-union for Slim and the Workers to record the 2013 Cd release "Bull Goose Rooster". Almost one hour of 16 new songs. Release date is June 25th. Michael Newberry re-joined Slim and the band for this recording. Thanks Michael! it was a blast. Michael is not available for the 2013 tour so we are glad to announce that Forrest Worrell will be touring all 2013 show dates starting in July. Look for Slim and the Workers at a show near you!

April 24, 2013

New Watermelon Slim interview from The Dominion Post

April 10, 2013

Bull Goose RoosterBig News!!! The new album release, "Bull Goose Rooster" is finished. 16 songs by Watermelon Slim & The Workers, with special guest Danielle Schnebelen (Trampled Under Foot) performing a duet with Slim. Tentative release date July 2013.

October 29, 2012

Big News!!! Watermelon Slim & The Workers will tour 2013! Slim's original drummer and founding member of The Workers, Michael Newberry is back with the band. So Blues fans, festival buyers and Workers fans, stay tuned for the upcoming tour dates TBA.

August 6, 2012

Check out where you can catch Slim at next. Limited tour dates in 2012.

June 9, 2012

Catch a short video performance of Slim (solo) in Clarksdale, MS. This video was taped and is being used on the Travel Channel's show Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. It will be airing on the Blues Trail episode on Monday, August 20, 2012.

December 4, 2011

Slim is Blues Blast Magazines Feature Interview. Read the interview here.

June 24, 2011

New review from Slim's DVD Live At Ground Zero on

June 8, 2011

New review of Okiesippi Blues from Community Voices reviewed by Jim White.

May 28, 2011

Worldwide release, Okiesippi Blues, Watermelon Slim & Super Chikan release their first duo cd June 7th.

Be the first to own this instant classic CD, order here now.

April 3, 2011

Watermelon Slim at The Green Parrot - A great story about Slim from a show he did there in March.

December 15, 2010

2010 DVD release "Live at Ground Zero - Watermelon Slim & The Workers" has been nominated Best Blues DVD for the 2011 Blues Music Awards.

Watermelon Slim & The Workers - Live at Ground Zero You can help Slim win! The 2011 BMA show will be held May 5, 2011 in Memphis, TN. Sponsored by The Blue Foundation, members only vote online. Go to link below, please vote for Slim and your other favorite artists. Please join us at the 2011 BMA on May 5, 2011. Fans mingle with the nominees before, during, and after the awards show. Perfect road trip for Blues lovers. Vote Now!

October 31, 2010

Watermelon Slim interviews and live songs at KDHX 88.1.

October 28, 2010

Show on November 4, 2010 has been changed. Slim is playing at the Tudor Lounge in Buffalo, NY.

October 25, 2010

Slim makes cover of Rhythms Magazine from Australia.

October 17, 2010

Watermelon Slim wants to thank all his fans and supporters for coming out to the shows and buying his cds to make this another fantastic year. Slim and the Workers continue to tour worldwide, playing their own signature blues music to fans everywhere.

September 17, 2010

Tulsa show on Sept 15th was canceled by the venue. It is difficult times for promoters of live music these days. Slim and band are disappointed but hope to return to Tulsa soon.

August 18, 2010

Watermelon Slim interviewed by Voice of America

August 10, 2010

Here is a link for a short summary of the festival that Slim appeared at in Cognac France.

August 3, 2010

Big News Slim fans!. New video of Watermelon Slim & The Workers playing a live show at Ground Zero Blues Club will release worldwide on Sept 21, 2010. This great show was video taped on May, 2007 featuring Watermelon Slim & TheWorkers, along with special guest appearances by Charlie Musslewhite, Jimbo Mathus and Big George Brock. This is the only authorized video concert of Watermelon Slim and The Workers available for sale. Check back one week before national release date for early bird sale only on this web site.

July 10, 2010

Watermelon Slim & The Workers perform Aug 30 at Devizes Steet Festival in the United Kingdom. Check out for more details on this free outdoor concert.

June 6, 2010

New Watermelon Slim CD "Ringers" recorded in Nashville is available now.
Album details

May 19, 2010

New CD "Ringers" Review - 5/10

March 17, 2010

New video of Slim filmed Sunday, March 7th at Carol Ann's in Nashville in the multimedia section. Filmed by Todd Dills for Trucker News.

February 1, 2010

New blog entry from Watermelon Slim

Congrats to Watermelon Slim & The Workers, their 2006 self titled cd release named #19 on the Best 25 Blues CDs of the Decade, by Blues Revue magazine.

December 30, 2009

Fans! Check out our new All Things Watermelon photo page. If you have Watermelon Slim photos or All Things Watermelon photos to share, please email a low res photo to:

November 25, 2009

Calling all Watermelon Slim Fans - just want to clear up any confusion on whether Slim is touring in 2010. Look for Watermelon Slim and the Workers on tour in USA, Canada, Europe and other points around the globe in 2010. Slim is looking forward to performing for you with his band and on solo tours. We want to thank all of you for another wonderful year.

November 20, 2009

Poet, Terri Kirby Erickson, releases new book including a poem inspired by Watermelon Slim
Check out her blog entry from Aug 21st or go to her website at

September 27, 2009

Watch this video from 1988, Watermelon Slim performs blues with the Old Dogs, in Boston. It's classic.

September 26, 2009

Tell us your opinion of Slim's new CD. Click here and review "Escape from the Chicken Coop".

September 12, 2009

Watermelon Slim made it on the cover of Blues Matters August issue.
Get Yours Now!

September 11, 2009

Watermelon Slim Podcasts available at Nothing But The Blues.

August 19, 2009

Check it out! New live performance high-res photo in Publicity Photos for your use.

August 15, 2009

This is one of the best vids I've ever seen. It captures Slim as engaging performer, his humility and musicianship. - Michael McClune
See Slim in UK Cambridge Festival Video

August 13, 2009

Chris Bro
Host of NEXT 107.1 The Peak's new music show

I just played a Watermelon Slim song and every week my fans vote for their favorite song. The winner gets played again. You might want to inform Watermelon Slim fans.
Vote Here Now

August 4, 2009

A great review for Escape From The Chicken Coop at you got to read this.

August 3, 2009

Their is a couple of upcoming screenings for the documentary film "Tar Creek." Watermelon Slim has 6 songs in the film and is giving a short performance after the screening on August 14th in Denver, CO. Their is also an additional screening on Sept. 12, 2009 in Shawnee, OK. Get more detailed information on the screenings.

July 27, 2009

New review for Slim's CD "Escape From The Chicken Coop" in Sonic Boomers from July 2009

June 3, 2009

Release date for Escape From The Chicken Coop updated. New CD will be released on August 4, 2009.

May 21, 2009

Please check the calendar link below for shows in your area. New shows being posted daily. Tour Calendar

April 25, 2009

Bill Homans aka "Watermelon Slim" turned the big 60 on April 25th, 2009.

plz email your birthday wishes to Slim at:
we will post your wishes on slim's website at

March 27, 2009

BMA & Watermelon Slim shows!!!
Calling all Melon Heads!!!
Join Watermelon Slim & The Workers in Memphis on Wed, May 6th at the new Ground Zero Blues Club just a block south off Beale St. So come on down for some real Memphis juke joint fun. You never know who will show up and sit in that night. Also, please buy your tickets before they sell out and attend the BMA show in Memphis on May 7th. Slim & The Workers are scheduled to be the "Grand Finale" for the BMA show. So plan to stay late that night and you wont be disappointed.
Also, please check out Slim & band in Clarksdale & Jackson on May 8 and 9th.

Memphis and Area shows for May 6, 7, 8, & 9

Watermelon Slim & The Workers
(and friends )
May 6th - Ground Zero in Memphis,
South of Beale Street

Watermelon Slim & The Workers
May 7th - Blues Music Awards
The Grand Finale, stay late and dont miss their performance.

Watermelon Slim & The Workers
May 8th - Ground Zero in Clarksdale.

Watermelon Slim & the Workers
May 9th - Martin's in Jackson, MS

February 19, 2009

Buy Tickets to the 30th Annual BMA's
Watermelon Slim and The Workers, has a total of 4 Blues Music Award nominations! Thats a total of 17 nominations in 4 years, since the debut of "Up Close & Personal" in 2004.
Watermelon Slim & The Workers Nominations for the 30th BMA's are:

BB King Entertainer of the Year

Watermelon Slim
Band of the Year
Watermelon Slim & The Workers
Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
"No Paid Holidays", Watermelon Slim & The Workers
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year
Watermelon Slim

February 14, 2009

Hey Melon Heads, please offer a warm welcome to Chris "Stoval" Brown, the newest member of The Workers. Stoval, long time Boston buddy of Slim, will take on the job of drummer, along side Cliff & Ronnie. Check out his bio here. Slim and the band will be touring extensively in Europe, Australia and North America in 2009.

February 5, 2009

Blues Fans: Slim's drummer, Michael Newberry, is now touring with Bill Lupkin. We all love Michael and will miss his fantastic abilities as drummer and road mgr. We wish Michael the best of luck and we will surely miss him. Don't worry Melon Heads! Cliff and Ronnie are still in the band. And of course, the one and only Watermelon Slim is stage center. Look for an announcement soon as Slim has already invited a dear old friend to join him as the new drummer for Watermelon Slim & The Workers.

January 20, 2009

New Blog Entry from Watermelon Slim view it now

October 29, 2008

The Roots Music Association members have nominated Watermelon Slim and the Workers for the Artist of the Year category for the 2008 Roots Music Association Awards.

October 25, 2008

Watermelon Slim and The Workers have been nominated for the BB King International Artist of the Year category for the 2008 Maple Blues Awards. Go to for all nominees and more info.

October 14, 2008

The Watermelon Slim revised podcast is up and available on iTunes now. Go on iTunes and view the piece by doing a search on "talkin'blues podcast" or by clicking on the link listed below. For those without iTunes (and with the latest version Quicktime software) they can also subscribe the podcast through my podcast site -

September 23, 2008

Slim & Workers -Blues Cruise Fall 2008.
Watermelon Slim & The Workers are pleased to be invited back for another Blues Cruise this Fall 2008. For all you cruisers booked for the Oct 5th departure, if have never met Slim and The Workers, please take time to chat with the boys. They want to meet all of you and sign cds.

September 22, 2008

Solo Tour in Turkey & Russia
Watermelon Slim tours Turkey and Russia! Slim is looking forward performing his own "up close and personal style" of Blues from Istanbul to Moscow this Fall 2008. This solo tour was been long in the making. We would like to thank Rick Booth and all the staff at Intrepid Artists for making this happen.

July 29, 2008

Watermelon Slim and The Workers nominated for 2 Awards, Best Contemporary Blues Recording and Best Blues Song, at the 2008 Blues Blast Music Awards. Go to the Illinois Blues site to cast your vote for Watermelon Slim.

July 21, 2008

No Paid Holidays at #10 on Billboard Blues Album Charts! The new release by Watermelon Slim and the Workers debuted at #15, then went straight up to #10. Buy the new cd here online now or go see Slim and the Workers at a show, buy the cd and have your cd autographed by Slim and the Workers.

June 25, 2008

Check out the Multimedia page for many new CD Reviews.

June 20, 2008

"No Paid Holidays" is available online here now! Listen to Watermelon Slim & The Workers "No Paid Holidays"

June 1, 2008

New Cd Release from Watermelon Slim & The Workers! "No Paid Holidays" will release in stores everywhere on June 24th, 2008. 14 more songs recorded in November 2007 by Watermelon Slim & The Workers with special guests Lee Roy Parnell on electric slide guitar and David Maxwell on piano, produced by Chris Wick. Buy online here starting June 20th.

May 20, 2008

Check out our new free music download "Red, White & Blues" off of the 2003 album "Big Shoes To Fill."

May 9, 2008

Watermelon Slim and The Workers Bring Home Two Awards!
Congratulations to Watermelon Slim and The Workers for winning "The Blues Album of The Year" for "The Wheel Man" and "The Blues Band of The Year." Watermelon Slim and The Workers were nominated for six awards this year.

May 1, 2008

Here is a taste of what blues lovers will get on wed may 8th at the Blues Music Awards. Click on the photo to view more shots of Watermelon Slim and the Workers.

February 29, 2008

Watermelon Slim and The Workers On Tour!
Check the tour link for show dates in your area. Shows are scheduled for USA, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Italy. More dates added daily.

January 17, 2008

Remember to vote for Watermelon Slim and the Workers now for the Blues Music Awards - Voting ends at 11:59 PM Friday, Feb. 29th, 2008.

January 17, 2008

Watermelon Slim and the Workers Wins "International Artist of the Year" at the annual Maple Blues Music Awards, sponsored by Toronto Blues Society.
more info

January 3, 2008

Watermelon Slim and the Workers nominated for "Artist of the year" and "Album of the Year" at BluesWax
Don't Forget To Vote Today!

Click here to vote for Watermelon Slim. (Free Registration Required)

December 29, 2007

Watermelon Slim and the Workers nominated for International Artist of the Year at the Maple Awards. See the official release.

December 15, 2007

Watermelon Slim & The Workers receive 6 Blues Music Award nominations for the 2nd year in a row! The Blues Foundation just released the the 2008 Blues Music Awards nominations. The 29th Blues Music Awards will be May 8, 2008 at the Grand Casino Event Center in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, just down the road from Memphis, the Awards' home since their 1980 inception. Go to link below for more information. We love you all and please make plans to join us at Tunica Resorts May 8, 2008. Go here for all the information and to make your reservations! Become a member and you can vote for Slim!
View a list of all the nominees here.

Slim's Nominations:

Album of the Year
Watermelon Slim & The Workers
The Wheel Man

BB King Entertainer of the Year
Watermelon Slim

Band of the Year
Watermelon Slim & The Workers

Song of the Year
The Wheel Man - William Homans

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
Watermelon Slim & The Workers
The Wheel Man

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year
Watermelon Slim

December 5, 2007

New article in Paste Magazine

November 12, 2007

Watermelon Slim and The Workers featured in Harp! Check out this link to the December 2007 issue.

November 7, 2007

For the 2nd year in row, Watermelon Slim has released a cd to be voted #1 Blues Album of the Year by Mojo Magazine, United Kingdom This year its "The Wheel Man" - January 2008 issue, # 170

November 2, 2007

Congratulations on behalf of the Music Resource Group and their distinguished judging panels, Watermelon Slim and the Workers have been named an album category finalist in the 7th annual Independent Music Awards program. Check it Out

November 1, 2007

Watermelon Slim & The Workers have been nominated for "International Arist of the Year" for the 2008 Maple Blues Awards, sponsored by the Toronto Blues Society. go to for more information. It's an honor to be nominated and we want to thank all friends up north fr all their support this year..

October 17, 2007

Recently Slim played a show in Iowa and a fan asked Slim to autograph the 2006 cd release "Watermelon Slim & The Workers". The fan bought the cd on and brought the cd to the show that night. Problem is the cd was a bootleg product. This was apparent because both Slim's recent releases on NorthernBlues Music for 2006 and 2007 were packaged "only in a tri-fold , hard paper stock style case". The bootleg cd was in a simple clear jewel case with one bi fold paper inside along with the cd itself. Both "Watermelon Slim and The Workers" 2006 and "The Wheel Man" 2007 were only printed with a tri fold , paper stock materials. If you purchased either of Slim's 2006 or 2007 releases on line and received the cd in a plastic jewel case we will pay you a reward for information about who sold you the cd. It's a sad commentary to learn that someone would bootleg a blues artist's cd. The typical blues genre recording artist counts on cd sales to simply pay the bills while touring. On much lighter note, Slim and his band are so pleased to have met so many wonderful fans this year while touring. They just got back from a New Zealand - Australia tour and made a great many new friends. Check the "Slim's Blog" link on the sidebar for recent comments from the fine folks Down Under.

July 17, 2007

Watermelon Slim on House Of Blues Radio July 21-22, 2007.* Elwood Blues aka Dan Aykroyd, devotes the whole show to Watermelon Slim. Slim again gives an inside look at his life and times. Check with your local station for broadcast schedule. For more information click here.

June 21, 2007

Attention all blues fans: Slim and The Workers are blessed with 30 + festivals this year so please check our calender for a show in your area. This year started out with France & Canada festivals. And now for July, August, Sept, & October - look for Slim and The Workers to play more festivals in the USA & Canada, plus dates in Norway, New Zealand & Australia too. Please stop by and see Slim and The Workers after the show. They want to meet you all.

May 27, 2007

Watermelon Slim was inducted into the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame on May 26th, 2007.

May 23, 2007

Thursday May 24th appearance cancelled. Due circumstances beyond our control, Watermelon Slim will not be opening for Buddy Guy at House of Blues in Dallas, TX on May 24th. Please accept our apology in advance for any inconvenience to those who have purchased tickets to see Watermelon Slim perform. Buddy Guy will be performing as scheduled on May 24th so please attend the show and see Buddy perform.

May 14, 2007

Slim is shut out on BMA night as Charlie Musslewhite picked up 4 out of 5 BMAs. The next night Slim asks Charlie to join him and The Workers on stage during a live video shoot at the infamous Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS. It was magical night in the heart of the Delta on May 12th as Slim and Charlie appeared to be having a great time.

May 13, 2007

Watermelon Slim to be inducted to the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame on May 26 at 8:00 PM at the Down Home Blues Club/Hall of Fame 701 DC Minner Street, Rentiesville OK 74459 Dinner at 8 (BBQ). For more information go to

May 4, 2007

The Wheel Man, released on April 17 , debuted at #9 on Billboard Blues Charts.

May 1, 2007

Just added Show
Watermelon Slim & The Workers w/ special guest Jimbo Mathus May 12th,in Tupelo, MS at Good Time Charlies 2901 Eason Blvd, call tel 662-841-1414 for tickets and info.

April 30, 2007

For those who cannot attend the BMA Awards show, you can tune in at 7:30pm on May 10 to Bluesville XM 74 and hear the complete show performances on XM radio.

March 14, 2007

*Join Watermelon Slim & The Workers for a live recording during the BMA week, May 11th at The Ground Zero in Clarksdale, MS, just 70 miles south of Memphis. You can drive down from Memphis on Friday May 11th for the evening show. Lots to see and do in Clarksdale, home of the Delta Blues Music Museum. See below for contacts for lodging too.* *Ground Zero tel 662-621-9009*

Clarksdale, MS

*Shack-up Inn and Cotton Gin Inn at Hopson, 662-624-8329 ( *Riverside Hotel, 662-624-9163 ( *Ground Zero Blues Club Apartments, 662-624-2591 ( *Comfort Inn, 662-627-5122 ( *Executive Inn (formerly Hampton Inn), 662-627-9292 (Executive Inn) *Econolodge, 662-621-1110 ( *Royal Inn (formerly Days Inn), just re-opened; 662-624-4391. *Southern Inn, 662-624-6558 *Budget Inn (formerly Plantation Inn), 662-624-6541 *Uptown Inn, 662-627-3251 *Hick's Hotel, 662-624-9900 *John Ruskey's Place, 662-627-4070;
For camping: *Expo Center on Hwy. 61 in Clarksdale, booked through Tourism/Chamber 1-800-626-3764 (, RV camping available.

February 8, 2007

Thanks to all the local blues radio stations that have been playing Watermelon Slim cds. You can also subscribe to XM Satelite Radio (on Channel 74), and listen to Slim and all your other favortite blues artists anywhere in the USA & Canada. Bill Wax, Host of Bluesville #74 on XM, has an all request show on Friday. If your not hearing enough Watermelon Slim during the week, you can always request a song via email or call toll free 866-267-0454. Below is the link to Bluesville.
XM Radio Channel 74

January 12, 2007
New Printed Media Links on the Multimedia Pages! Click Here

January 6, 2007

Blueswax, popular online ezine, has just listed nominees for best blues for 2006.
Watermelon Slim & The Workers have been nominated for:
Artist of the Year
Album of the Year

Go to and sign up to vote. its free!

December 13, 2006
Watermelon Slim & The Workers receive 6 Blues Music Award nominations! The Blues Foundation just released the the 2007 Blues Music Awards nominations. The 28th Blues Music Awards will be Thursday, May 10, 2007 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis. Go to link below for more information. Also, only current Blues Foundation members can vote for their favorite artist / band. Please go to link below and join the Blues Foundation so you can vote for Watermelon Slim and The Workers.

A very special thanks goes out to all our fans, Fred Litwin & Pam at NorthernBlues record label, Micheal McClune & Betsie Brown at Crows Feet Productions, Rick, Jake, Brad, Michelle at Intrepid Artists, The Blues Foundation staff, Todd Glazer Promotions, and all those fantastic folks who have supported Slim and The Workers. We love you all and please make plans to join us in Memphis May 10, 2007. Go here for a full list of nominees and to vote for Slim!

Slim's Nominations:

*Album of the Year*
Watermelon Slim & The Workers

*BB King Entertainer of the Year*
Watermelon Slim

*Band of the Year*
Watermelon Slim & The Workers

*Song of the Year*
Hard Times, William Homans aka Watermelon Slim

*Traditional Blues Album of the Year*
Watermelon Slim & The Workers, self titled

*Traditional Blues - Male Artist of the Year*
Watermelon Slim

December 6, 2006
Alvin Jett and the Phat noiZ Blues Band won song of the year and Watermelon Slim won album of the year in the Independent Music Awards.

December 1, 2006
Watermelon Slim & The Workers, selected as "Blues Album of Year" by Mojo Magazine.
Mojo Magazine

November 27, 2006
See Watermelon Slim & The Workers on Dec 31st at Knuckleheads in Kansas City, MO call 816-483-1456 for information on how to buy advance tickets.

Watermelon Slim & The Workers just completed the recording for the next CD, to release April 2007 on Northernblues Music. We are proud to anounce that our special guests: Magic Slim and David Maxwell performed on the new release and it is smoking!

November 6, 2006
Watermelon Slim nominated for "National Recording of Year" along with Keb Mo, and William Lee Ellis, The 2006 Cascade Blues Assoc. Muddy Awards.

November 2, 2006
*Watermelon Slim Breaks Arm In Accident*
Although at first it appeared Slim was not hurt after being hit by a car on Oct 20th, this week on wed Nov 1st his doctor did discover a broken bone in his left arm. Slim wants to thank all fans and venues in advance for their understanding as he will be canceling all shows from Nov 1st to Dec 15th.. The doctor said the arm cast can be removed in aprox 6 wks. Expect Slim to back on stage before the end of 2006. Of course, one of the many negative results of this accident is that Slim and his band will lose 6 wks of work. If you were planning to buy CDs at the shows, you can do still that here on line. We have all Slims CDs, T-shirts and DVDs here online. They make great Christmas presents!

November 2, 2006
Watermelon Slim nomintated, "BB King International Artist Award", 2006 Maple Blues Awards - Toronto Blues Society. Solomon Burke, James Hunter, Bettye Lavette, and Keb Mo also nominated for the 2006 award. Go to for more information and how to vote.

November 2, 2006
Watermelon Slim & The Workers nominated "Best Blues Song" - The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards- New Jersey USA. Go link below and rate the song "Hard Times" with your comments at

October 23, 2006
Watermelon Slim ok after being struck by car. A little banged up, but the show goes on. See attached story link.
Full Story

October 11, 2006
Help save one more Juke Joint in Clarksdale, MS.
Red's Lounge 395 Sunflower in Clarkesdale is trying to raise money to replace the roof. Last time Watermelon Slim played there it started to rain and the club had to close down utill it stopped raining due to water leaking inside the room. Help Red save his Juke Joint. Red is selling T shirts to raise $. Call Roger Stolle at Cat Head Store in Clarksdale to donate and / or buy a T Shirt. Many many great blues folks have played at Red's- including T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour, Big George Brock and many more. Call tel 662-624-5992 for information. Tell them you want help save Red's.

September 1, 2006
Big News! Watermelon Slim & The Workers will release a new cd in early 2007. Slim and The Workers go back in the studio in Sept 2006 to finish tracking the new cd. Check back soon for news on a very special guest to appear on Slim's next cd. Big thanks to Fred Litwin, owner of Northernblues Music for all his support on this 2nd release. 2006 has been a banner year for Slim and The Workers. With a #1 charted cd & successful world-wide touring, we all feel blessed. Lets us take a moment to say thanks! A big thanks goes out to all our friends at Northernblues Music, Intrepid Artists-booking agency, Crows Feet Prod- publicist, Todd Glazer- Radio Promotion, Jesse Wells - web master, all the media writers everywhere, radio stations-programmers & djs, the venue & festival buyers for making it all possible, The Blues Foundation and their many affiliate Blues Societies and members worldwide, and last but not least the fans who come out to all the shows.

August 6, 2006
Watermelon Slim & The Workers T-Shirts are now for sale here on the merchandise page.

July 11, 2006
Please join Slim and the Workers on Woodsongs Radio Hour, July 31, 2006 at the Kentucky Theatre 214 Main St Lexington, KY. For tickets call (859)252-8888. This show will be on podcast and taped for later broadcast on the Woodsongs Radio Hour (syndicated radio show). Slim will perform solo and with his band The Workers. here is the link for more info

June 27, 2006
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May 30, 2006
Thanks to all the great fans who are supporting Watermelon Slim & The Workers and buying the new cd. We are proud to announce the new cd was #13 on Billboard's Top 25 Blues Releases for April 2006. Also, thanks to all the radio listeners who requested the new cd. Watermelon Slim & The Workers was #1 on Living Blues Radio Charts for March 2006, #3 for April 2006, and then #6 for May 2006. Slim and The Workers have active tour calender set for summer and fall 2006. Please check the tour link and locate festival or venue near you and get to see the boys. Then please stop by to say hello and get your cd autographed by Slim. He wants to meets everyone of you. Also, on the site, go the link Slim's Blog. There you will find message after message from devoted new and old fans.

May 28, 2006
The new cd "Watermelon Slim & The Workers", is available at all Borders Music locations plus other fine retail stores everywhere. Also, Watermelon Slim and the music from the new cd will be featured on these syndicated radio shows:

     Beale St Caravan - May 15-21
     House of Blues Radio Hour - May 21-28
     Radio station list and broadcast times for the House Of Blues Radio Hour scheduled for next week.
     Blues Quest - Spring 2006

Please call your local radio station for local broadcast times. If your local station does not carry these shows, go online and google all each show above, and then look for links to other affiliates carrying the broadcast.
Watermelon Slim & The Workers are busy now touring the Mid, NE, & Canada. Look for tour dates in Mid West, West Coast and NW in summer 2006.

December 30, 2005
Listen to a podcast interview with Watermelon Slim by Beardo from Click here to listen to the interview.

December 25, 2005
Pre-order your copy of Slim's next cd, "Watermelon Slim & The Workers". 14 news songs recorded by Watermelon Slim and his hot touring band, "The Workers". Go to the "Merchandise" link, check out the full song download for Track 1, "Hard Times". Then listen to the sound samples for each song, and be the first to order your copy.

September 2, 2005
Watermelon Slim & The Workers want to invite all blues fans in Topeka, KS to join them at a new club located at the Downtown Ramada Inn - Uncle Bo's - on Sept 24th.

August 29, 2005
We are very pleased to annouce that Watermelon Slim has just signed with Intrepid Artists for all bookings. Please email Intrepid at or call 704-358-4777 and visit their website at for more info.

August 26, 2005
Slim and his band The Workers are "Always On Tour" for 2005 & 2006, in support of the upcoming release, titled "Watermelon Slim & The Workers". Release date is Feb 14, 2006 on the Northern Blues label.

August 12, 2005
Look for Slim's next CD coming in early 2006 on titled "Watermelon Slim & The Workers".

August 11, 2005
Look for a feature story on Watermelon Slim in the August-September issue of Blues Revue, now in stores.

June 24, 2005
Bill Homans aka Watermelon Slim has just signed with NorthernBlues record label, for new cd release in early 2006. Slim and his band The Workers are currently finishing tracks for the cd with producer Chris Wick.

June 23, 2005
Watermelon Slim is playing the summer festival dates all across the USA & Canada. Go to "tour dates" for a festival near you.

April 26, 2005
Slim has returned from Canada after a great trip and a wonderful experience. Many new pics of his trip are up on the site now if you click HERE. Slim heads off the Memphis next week, so make sure to wish him the best of luck at the W.C Handy Awards, Thursday, May 5, 2005.

March 21, 2005
Slim Fans in Canada! You can also Check out Slim at Jeff Healey's Club in Toronto on Thursday, April 7th, plus Slim perform two shows at Staircase Cafe Theater in Hamilton, Ontario, Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th.

March 13, 2005
Slim will host a slide guitar and harmonica workshop with Sue Foley in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 10. This event is sponsored by the Toronto Blues Society, who will also feature Slim in their April 2005 magazine.

March 13, 2005
Look for Watermelon Slim on the cover of Southwest Blues Magazine for the April 2005 issue. You can check out their website at

March 13, 2005
Beal Street Caravan, a one-hour blues radio program syndicated to 400-plus radio stations worldwide, will feature a live performance of Watermelon Slim & the Workers in April, 2005. The performance was recorded at Huey's Midtown in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday, February 27. Visit for more details.

March 8, 2005
A new Watermelon Slim Electronic Press Kit (EPK) has been put together for talent buyers and other interested parties. You can check it out by clicking the new link above marked EPK.

January 26, 2005
A lot of changes have been made to Watermelon Slim's website this week. We have updated information on his band mates under the Slim & The Workers link. We have also added a lot of new photos from live gigs and some publicity shots. Check them out while you are here and don't forget to vote for Slim at the Handy Awards by clicking the link above.
  Also, Blueswax, an online weekly Blues magazine, reprinted an interview recently with Slim that was originally printed in Fall 2004. You can access that interview here.
  Finally, Blues Matters, one of the United Kingdom's most respected Blues magazines, has a feature story and interview with Slim in their Jan.-Feb. 2005 issue. You can visit their website at to order this full color magazine or subscribe.

December 22, 2004
Slim has received a nomination for Best New Artist Debut at the 26th Annual W. C. Handy Awards to be held in Memphis, Tennessee on May 5, 2005. To vote for Slim, you need to sign up as a member of the Blues Foundation and visit their website HERE
  Slim was also honored when his most recent release, "Up Close & Personal" made the National Top 20 Blues Charts for 2004. Pictured below is Slim with his new band members: Ike Lamb, electric guitar; Michael Newberry, drums; and Cliff Belcher, bass.

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