If you are ready for a invigorating breath of South Side Chicago air, then take a listen to the recently XL signed artist Willis Earl Beal. He want’s to be the black Tom Waits, and does a just that on his song “Take Me Away.” At the same time he switches gears on his song “Evening’s Kiss” which is more reminiscent of an Iron & Wine track. He is an artist that doesn’t yet consider himself an artist, on the cusp of coming to bloom. If you want he will even sing you a song over the phone or make you a drawing, just click here. Take a listen below and enjoy.