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.
“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.”
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
“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