If your timing is right, you might just be lucky enough to have dinner while being serenaded by a true blues legend.
Willie Green has been treating customers at the world-famous Yearling Restaurant in Cross Creek to his brand of Delta-style blues for more than a decade. Alabama-born Green learned the blues as a teenager when he would sneak out in the evenings and hop a freight train to hear some of the blues masters play in the juke joints of Montgomery.
Self-taught on harmonica and guitar, he has shared the stage with the likes of Arlo Guthrie, John Hammond and Eric Clapton. But Green has also endured some hard times including bouts with alcoholism, drug abuse, homelessness and, most recently, prostate cancer.
Just over 10 years ago, the owner of the Yearling Restaurant saw that Green was down on his luck and offered him a gig playing for customers. He’s been a fixture ever since. Watch his story as told through the eyes of Callie Wilkes.