Sauce Boss

An original act, Sauce Boss feeds the audience with song and gumbo.

"Let the Big Dog Eat" (Bill Wharton)
"The Funky Biscuit" (Bill Wharton)

    Bill Wharton, AKA “Sauce Boss,” offers a uniquely original performance. His music gets the audience moving, his act keeps them smiling, and his home-made gumbo feeds them.

    As a musician, Bill writes original songs, including the Albert Castiglia hit, “Let the Big Dog Eat,” and performs on stage as a one-man band. Bill sits at a drum set, playing a 1933 National Steel Guitar, belting out songs punctuated by a gravelly voice, joyful whoops, and shredding guitar riffs.

    As a chef, Bill has created a line of sauces called Liquid Summer and uses them in numerous dishes. During his stage shows, he combines music for the soul and food for the body, when his one-man band shares the stage with a propane tank, cooker, and huge pot of simmering gumbo. (I am not kidding.)

    Added tidbits of information:

    • One flavor of Bill’s Liquid Summer Sauce, includes St. Augustine’s favorite spice, the datil pepper.
    • Jimmy Buffett’s song, “I will Play for Gumbo” was written about Bill, The Sauce Boss.
    • Bill wrote the score on the highly acclaimed 2021 rocumentary, Jimmy Carter Rock ’n Roll President — and won the "Best Score" award at the 2020 Los Angeles Film Awards.

    Upcoming Shows

    Venue Event Date Time
    Plaza de la Constitución Concerts in the Plaza Thu, Sep. 1st 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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