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Officially launched Feb, 2014, this site is the headquarters for an organization aimed at preserving and promoting the works of the late Canadian folk music icon, Willie P. Bennett.  The concept is this: provide a forum to celebrate Bennett's songwriting legacy by hosting a free access database of his songs, as recorded by other musicians.  Bennett's songs and musicianship were profoundly influential on generations of folk and roots musicians.  The purpose of the project is to rediscover a monumental body of work, a timeless artistry, and ensure its survival for generations.  Engaging the young, modern, independent folk musician may enable Willie P. Bennett's legacy to remain relevant well into the future, while also contributing to a stronger, more well informed and educated community of Canadian musicians.
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Tell us your Willie P Bennett stories. (click here)

In an attempt to allow the community to tell Willie's tale, we encourage everyone to tell us about memories of, and experiences with WPB.

2307/07/2018 by Addison

Favorite WPB song (click here)

Tell us what your fave Willie P songs are, and why. Your participation will enable us to establish what the real "hits" in the WPB catalogue are.

1302/06/2018 by Cheri Scully

Willie P Bennett Memorial Award

An open discussion to present ideas about how to administer the annual Willie P Bennett Memorial Award for young artists. Tell us your thoughts on: age elegibility? What should we look for in a young artist? Should we require acts to submit a recording of a WPB song? What constitutes "espousing WPB's musical, professional and aesthetic values? How do we ensure high submission rates?

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  • Jeff Robson

    Jeff Robson Winnipeg.

    Thank you for doing this! Willie's songs need to continue to be sung and enjoyed. I sure wish people could buy Willie's music again, but this site will help to keep the songs alive until then. Keep at it.

    Thank you for doing this! Willie's songs need to continue to be sung and enjoyed. I sure wish people could buy Willie's music again, but this site will help to keep the songs alive until then. Keep at it.

  • George Douglas

    George Douglas Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

    We love you Willie P. !

    We love you Willie P. !