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Jontavious Willis (USA)

Jontavious Willis

Kl. 19.00 / entré 170,-

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Jontavious Willis er noget af det største nye på den amerikanske blues scene - oplev ham her på Mojo før han bliver for stor til de rigtige bluessteder.

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 22, bluesman Jontavious Willis may be the one.

“That’s my Wonderboy, the Wunderkind,” Taj Mahal said after inviting Jontavious to play on stage in 2015. “He’s a great new voice of the twenty-first century in the acoustic blues. I just love the way he plays.”

“When I heard him play I said to myself: this is how the blues, as I know it, is going to stay alive,” said Paul Oscher.

“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,” writes Frank Matheis in Living Blues Magazine.

Hailing from Greenville, Ga., Jontavious grew up singing gospel music at the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church with his grandfather. At the age of 14, he came across a YouTube video of Muddy Waters playing “Hoochie Coochie Man” and was hooked. That’s when he set his course on the blues. All types — Delta, Piedmont, Texas, gospel. As a fingerpicker, flat-picker and slide player. On guitar, harmonica, banjo and cigar box. - And four years later he was playing on Taj Mahal’s stage.

Currently Jontavious is finishing his studies at Columbus State University, majoring in sociology. But on most weekends you can find him playing a small house show, up on the main stage or posting music videos for his friends and fans around the world.
This wednesday Jontavious plays Mojo


Jake Green

Jake Green

Kl. 22.00

Efter Jontavious Willis indtager Jake Green scenen

En solo aften med Jake Green

Six- seven (10- 11) years ago, I quit my day-job to make music my full-time job. As fate would have it, this happened shortly after the untimely death of my father - an event that turned into a song called Rough Spring which is now the title song of an album with 12 original songs.

It was one of the Mojo Blues Bar owners that convinced me to start playing acoustic solo gigs to help pay my bills, which brought me on the path to making this album.