EVERY GENERATION or so a young bluesman bursts onto the scene. Someone who sends a jolt through blues lovers. Someone who has mastered the craft for sure, but who also has the blues deep down in his heart and soul. At the age of 21, bluesman Jontavious Willis may be the one.
“Only a few like him emerge every decade or so, when even the most hard core blues fans realize immediately that this is the real deal.” Living Blues Magazine
In his 2016 debut album, Blue Metamorphosis, Willis ranges from Delta, Piedmont and Texas blues to gospel, garnishing positive reviews from such notable magazines as Living Blues and Blues & Rhythm. You can hear him on guitar, harmonica, banjo and cigar box, fingerpicking, flat-picking and playing slide. And these days you can see him everywhere from his front porch in Greenville, Georgia, to national stages as he opens for Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo'.
2018 Best Self-Produced CD
In the Press
HOLLER MAGAZINE (PRINT ONLY) - December 2017
CHATTAHOOCHEE HERITAGE PROJECT INTERVIEW - November 2017
BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE: JONTAVIOUS WILLIS, TAJ'S WONDERBOY (Print) - July 2017
BLUES & RHYTHM: INTERVIEW WITH JONTAVIOUS WILLIS (Print) - February 2017
THE COUNTRY BLUES ARTIST PROFILE: JONTAVIOUS WILLIS - April 2016
BLUES AMERICA RADIO: INTERVIEW WITH JONTAVIOUS WILLIS - August 2016
JACK DAPPA RADIO SHOW INTERVIEW: JONTAVIOUS WILLIS - October 2016
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