Native Milwaukeean Willie "Duchie" Rodgers Jr. has been a presence on the contemporary jazz and R & B scene for the past several decades. He performs solo or as the lead vocalist in the Black Earth Plus Band. He began singing in the church choir as a boy and has continued leaving his mark in the music industry locally, nationally and internationally. His first CD "Kiss you in the Right Place" was released in 1993 and his second CD, "I Can't Hold Back" is scheduled for release in the summer of 2005. Please check website for current schedule.