Willie and the Poor boys
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Williard Carlise 'WILLIE" McCarn is the bass player.He also handles all sound reinforcement for the band.Willies career started by playing guitar in various church and gospel bands when he was just 8 years old! He has been in or on various sessions for records and even a t.v. show in the 70's.In 1977,Willie switched to bass guitar and in 1990 formed the first incarnation of Willie and the Poor Boys.Willie also has a D.J. and Sound Reinforcement business.

Willie and the Poor Boys 2008

From the left:

Ed McGlynn

Dave Simenson

Kenny Harris

Willie McCarn

Jimmi Lee


Jimmi Lee joined the band in 2005.Jimmi has recently expanded his sonic arsenal with a Roland guitar synth and Godin midi guitar.He is able to play saxophone,organ,piano and create all kinds of audio mayhem!!! For more on Jimmi,see all the other bands bio's.


Ed McGlynn is the newest member of the rhythm section. He is a strong, straight ahead drummer who's keen sense of timing keeps the night just rolling along. In addition, Eddie has a strong vocal style that is used extensively in the blues and oldies selections that the band performs but also can ROCK!!!.


Dave Simenson joined the band in july 2007.The "DOC" also plays harp and lap steel guitar along with mandolin and bass!!!


Kenny Harris joined the band in 2002.Kenny handles most lead guitar duties along with lead and background vocals.