Special Performance$30 to $35 per person
Legendary performer and swamp-funk slide guitarist (as chronicled in Jimmy Buffett’s 1999 hit ‘I Will Play for Gumbo’) Bill ‘Sauce Boss’ Wharton brings his Florida slide guitar blues, his gumbo, and his own hot sauce to every multi-sensory performance.
Bill Wharton has been a musician for over a half a century. On his 1989 New Years Eve gig, Sauce Boss splashed a bottle of his Liquid Summer Hot Sauce into a huge pot of simmering gumbo, feeding the entire audience. The rest is history. 200,000 bowls later, he’s still feeding the masses for free at his shows. The Sauce Boss show is a soul shouting picnic of bluesy, rock and roll brotherhood. the tune is also in Jonathan Demme’s movie “Something Wild”, AND on Jimmy Buffett’s “Late Night Menu at the Margaritaville Cafe” album.
During a recent break in performing, Sauce Boss has been busy. He built Swampside Studio and has been recording movie scores. The film “Jimmy Carter Rock and Roll President” used 17 of his tunes in the movie. For this work, he got Best Original Score from the Los Angeles Film Awards. He also supplied a few drum tracks for the brand new Tom Petty rock doc, “Somewhere You Feel Free.” Both flicks are worldwide releases. Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton has just begun work on an album of his new tunes, and now he’s traveling.
Don’t miss this unique and vivacious show. Guests will be treated to a taste of Sauce Boss’ famous gumbo in the Garden following the show.