Oral History Information
Job TitleMusician, Drummer
Willie Hayes is a Chicago blues drummer who found his style was suitable for a wide range of performers and media. He can be seen and heard in the movies and on the recordings of many top performers over the years. His passion and charming personality has made him one of the most sought after drummers. His style can be hard driving but, as Albert Collins noted while on tour, Willie has "the touch", which is also his well-known nickname.