Jamie Willard has been performing for more than thirty years and his music has in that time evolved into a rendition of beauty and a distillation of grace. His compositions are variously described as "[i]ntricately detailed, a pleasure not only to listen to but to see".
At a recent workshop, Jamie had an opportunity to play for and with finger-style guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel, upon hearing Jamie play he said, "That's brilliant," and praised Jamie as a gifted guitarist with a wonderful sense of melody.
Jamie's artistry ranges from Classical to Jazz to Country and Rock; each with its own passion and raw sophistication along with Jamie's own style and wit.
Jamie had the good fortune of tremendous teachers throughout his career. A graduate of the Flip Hayes School of Guitar, Jamie also was fortunate enough to study with classical master Paul Sweeny.
Jamie's playing has taken him across the continental United States and into Europe where he performed for receptive audiences in Russia.