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Jontavious Willis to Release New Album “West Georgia Blues”

Jontavious Willis to Release New Album “West Georgia Blues”

GRAMMY Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist
Jontavious Willis Announces New Album West Georgia Blues
Out August 16th via Strolling Bones Records

Listen to the First Two Singles
“Keep Your Worries on the Dance Floor” and “West Georgia Blues”

UPDATE JULY 10, 2024: LISTEN TO OUR 3RD NEW SINGLE “Ghost Woman” BELOW!

June 12, 2024: Today, GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist Jontavious Willis announced his new album West Georgia BluesIt will be released via Strolling Bones Records on August 16. The announcement comes alongside the first two singles, “West Georgia Blues” and “Keep Your Worries on the Dance Floor.”

Jontavious Willis is on a mission to revive today’s Blues with the spirit of the past. Drawn to a time when Blues was plentiful and rhythm reigned supreme, Jontavious uses his unique voice – a synthesis of his Georgia heritage and the rich history of the Blues – to get the world dancing again. With a raw, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, he channels the lively “rent parties” and “juke joints” of the past, bringing the vitality of the Blues to today’s communities.

Born and raised in rural Georgia, Jontavious first gained widespread acclaim as a young sensation when he joined living blues legend Taj Mahal on stage in 2015. National touring opportunities soon followed; in 2017, he opened for Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ on their joint TajMo tour. In 2016, his debut album, Blue Metamorphosis, won the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge Award for Best Self-Produced CD. His 2019 GRAMMY-nominated second album, Spectacular Class, saw Jontavious explore a variety of blues styles through dynamic ensemble performances.

Joyful and resounding, West Georgia Blues It’s an invitation to anyone, whether a blues enthusiast or newcomer, to connect with the universal emotions that the blues captures. Completely self-produced, the upcoming album features fifteen original songs that explore deep-rooted themes from heartbreak and loneliness to celebration and self-discovery. Jontavious highlights the versatility of the genre and its enduring relevance today with humor and originality. While addressing deep-rooted themes of heartbreak, hardship and resilience, Jontavious also reminds us that the blues was designed to bring us together in times of celebration through song and dance.

Tour Dates:
June 15 – Albany, GA – Knobby Knees Music Festival
June 21 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Jazz Workshop
July 5 – Park City, UT – Mountain Stage at Canyons Village
July 19-20 – Lugano, CH – Blues to Bop
July 29-August 4 – Port Townsend, WA – Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival
September 1 – Bremerton, WA – Kitsap Blues Festival
September 7 – Evanston, IL – Evanston Folk Festival
September 8 – Bowling Green, OH – Black Swamp Arts Festival
September 19 – Nashville, TN – AmericanaFest
October 4-5 – Eureka, CA – Redwood Coast Music Festival
October 26 – November 2 – Blues Cruise
November 7 – Pensacola, LF – WUWF RadioLive

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