Slinky Williams and her life partner, P’tit Loup (French for Little Wolf), are an enigmatic pair of string players who lay down a funky mix of acoustic blues with a light, breezy feel no matter what the source of their material, which ranges from New Orleans funk to Duke Ellington and modern blues.
Background information on the duo is sketchy at best. They’re veterans of the European music scene, and are based in Germany despite their roots, which appear to be French and American. Slinky handles most of the vocals while adding mandolin, while she and P’tit Loup double on guitar and percussion. Partners in life as well as on stage, they’ve been making music together since 1972, when they worked in Gurnemanz, a band influenced by the folk music movement in Great Britain.
They produced two subsequent LPs(Spielmannskinder, No Raise Of Noise) before switching gears to play world music and one disc with the band GAIA(All In Green with W. Waglewski). They played rock and jazz during the ‘90s before forming the blues-rock unit, The Xperts. They’ve been working as a duo for the past few years, serving up heaping helpings of old-time blues, swing and jazz while demonstrating prowess on the fretboard. And they recorded Movin’ On
at home. Since laying down these tracks, they’re now working with a bass player when on the road.” (Marty Gunther Blues Blast Magazine, July 2016)
New material with “Monster”Joe Leduc on upright bass has been recorded and is available both on Vinyl(plus download options) and CD. “ZONE BLEUE”is the title of the new album with both originals and cover songs. More information on the web side:http://mnlrdl.wixsite.com/slinkyptitloup