Interview: Abigail Schwerin and Michael Locati of Wee Willy’s Music Enterprise

Jun 24, 2013 by

The non-profit foundation Wee Willy’s Music Enterprise has a simple goal – get instruments in the hands of Walla Walla’s youth. Abigail Schwerin of Sapolil Cellars and Michael Locati of Locati Cellars began this non-profit three years ago with that simple goal and it’s beginning to bear fruit. Yearly music festivals dubbed, “Rockin’ the Lowboy” run on the Sapolil land north-east of Walla Walla have been the primary fundraisers for the charity, and this year’s festival looks to be the best yet.

We got to speak to both Michael and Abigail about both the charity and the festival talking origins, instruments, young people, and big name bands. Listen to the interview here:


Michael Locati and Abigail Schwerin just after our interview upstairs at Sapolil Cellars.

I’d like to thank Michael and Abigail for taking the time to speak to us for this interview, and for providing the Walla Walla valley with a noble service and a top-notch music festival all at the same time.

Michael and Abigail wanted me to mention their sponsors for this year’s Rockin’ the Lowboy: Banner Bank and Columbia REA.

Tickets are $20 in advance from or $25 at the event. You’re encouraged to bring a tent or an RV as camping this year is free, especially if you’re going to indulge in the full bar or wines, with Canoe Ridge Winery as the featured winery this year. There will be food provided by Bank Grill and Catering, as well as mobile botiques, henna, and of course GREAT MUSIC from: