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“Jackson’s brand-new album All in the Blues, follows up quite nicely to his debut 2017 EP release Willie Jackson Blues. His lyrical mastery and deep velvety vocals quickly grabbed my attention upon the first listen of this twelve-track album. Carrying a torch for the early post-war blues songs and cleverly utilizing the literary tool of the double entendre, Jackson is a true wordsmith. With one foot firmly planted in the past and one tethered to the now, Willie Jackson’s All in the Blues is one-hundred percent real-deal Blues.”  from Rock & Blues review of All In the Blues

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“A solid meat and potatoes blues record by an old school blues cat that knows how to make all the right moves in all the right places. A modern recording with throwback deep in it’s guts, this is what’s been missing from the blues. Solid.” from review in Midwest Record Entertainment

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“Willie Jackson has a powerful Baptist preacher voice and his original sound is carved in the South Georgia tradition, a mixture of soul and rousing blues. The album contains twelve original songs and features guest appearances by Mary Davis of the SOS Band and Jimmy Williams of the band Brick. Blues, a lot of soul and swing are the main ingredients. He had a masterpiece on the shelves with the EP ‘Chosen By The Blues’. Now he comes into the spotlight with the release ‘All In The Blues’. Highly recommended release..!” from review on Keys and Chords


“A catchy contemporary bluesman… On his studio debut ‘All in the Blues’, Willie Jackson manages to link the right contemporary grooves to his songwriting.” from review on Rootstime

goldmine mag

“With his somewhat gruff, weathered voice, Georgia native Willie Jackson on All in the Blues (self-release) confronts head on topics like aging and romantic jealousy that some writers soft pedal.” from Goldmine Magazine

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“Willie Jackson has a molasses thick baritone of a voice, and he uses it adroitly” from album review in Jazz Weekly 

rocking magpie

“We loved Willie Jackson’s last album CHOSEN BY THE BLUES in 2018; so I was really excited a couple of weeks ago when this arrived through the letterbox; This is my kinda Funky-Ass Soul music!” from review in The Rocking Magpie 


From "I'm Your Landlord" to "Brother I'll Take Her," Jackson hits the nail on the Southern Georgia blues. The music is soulful and bluesy, while the lyrics are humorous and precocious.

Jackson's voice is low and powerful, and his rhythm section is tighter than a Georgia tap on a coonhound. Combined they make for a brilliant blues album. Some notable songs are 'Come Here Junior', a cheerful boogie about the differences in the way a man is treated by his wife and his mother. A rocking guitar really completes this. "Hey Gangster" tells the story of a man who gets what he deserves after assaulting another man's daughter. At a medium tempo with an influx of unique keyboards and horn interjections, it is a feast for the ears.

from album review on Rootsville

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In 2021, Willie took home 3 more Independent Music Channel Awards for his new album, All in the Blues, bringing his total award count to SEVEN! Willie won the categories of Best Blues Song, Best Blues Recording and Best Blues Artist.

Check out Willie’s profile page on the Indie Music Channel Webpage!

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Willie Jackson received two awards from Indie Music Awards in L.A. California at the GRAMMY MUSEUM. His song, “Come Here Junior” from his “All in the Blues” album, which has not yet been released, was recognized as the Best Blues Song and he also won the award of Best Blues Recording! Nominations were received May 25, 2020.

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Willie Jackson received two awards from Indie Music Awards in L.A. California at the GRAMMY MUSEUM. His song, “I’m Your Landlord” from his “All in the Blues” album, which has not yet been released, was recognized as the Best Blues Song and he also won the award of Best Blues Songwriter! Nominations were received April 28, 2019.

savannah morning times

“On Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, Tybee’s North Beach Grill was full of red, white and blues. The huge American flag that hung from the lighthouse was blowing in an offshore breeze. And the air of the restaurant deck was full of music and floating $50 bills.

Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band were playing Muddy Waters’ “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man.” As he sang “I got $700, and don’t you mess with me,” Jackson held up a bucketful of money and poured it out into the wind.”

See more of the recent coverage in the Savannah Morning News

Willie Jackson’s six track release “Chosen By the Blues” has been getting play on hundreds of blues stations across the United States and the globe- including the BB King Bluesville station on Sirius XM!

DJ’s and audiences around the world from places like France to Australia and Canada to the UK have been eager to add Willie’s songs to their playlists alongside such greats as Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Nina Simone and Keb Mo.

“Willie’s original music combines his clever lyrics with rhythms of South Georgia’s traditional soul stirring blues.”   -Blues & Roots Music Blog, Australia August 2018

Chosen By The Blues is a very entertaining disc, and Willie Jackson shows himself to be not only a great vocalist but a talented songwriter with a knack for putting a new, fresh spin on familiar blues topics. This one is well worth seeking out for fans who dig the old fashioned blues with a modern edge.” Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes August 2018


“The work is full of that true urban flavor that permeates, with a juicy mood, the genre since the days of Howlin’ Wolf” Macalle Blues  2018–i-cd-in-breve….html

“Jackson’s got a big toned Baptist preacher of a voice, and he wails alongside Anderson’s harmonica and Willis’ hip base line on”Why You Still Mad”… juke joint joys!”    Jazz Weekly  June 2018

“Whatever wins the 2018 Grammy for Blues Music won’t be half as raw, honest, or cool.”    –Rocking Magpie  May 4, 2018                                                                                                       

“He possesses one of those voices you just can’t help but enjoy. It’s a big, bold, raised-up-in-the-church vocal delivery that fits well within any genre, but fans are lucky he was “Chosen By The Blues.””               –Don and Sheryl’s Blues Blog  April 26, 2018

Concert Monkey  March 2018

“Playing tons of venues in the Coastal Empire with a three-piece to five-piece band, he is a local legend.”  –Smoky Mountain Blues Society

Cashbox Music Reviews  May 2018

Historias del Blues  June 2018

Zicazine  June 2018