Well, today I managed to finish up another old song I had written back about this time in 2009 I believe. Just like anyone else that has ever had a relationship go sour with so much invested, I too, went through those struggles. It was my guitar and my voice that helped me combine those thoughts and feelings in which I channeled into a nice little melody. A closure, I like to call it, on that chapter of my life. Its funny how heartache, sadness, and pain can help write some of the best songs out there. This is my contribution. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for listening!
Just wanted to give a big thanks out to all who have taken the time out of their busy days, work, or whatever else consumes all your time and energy and listening to new music. Just a few listens to new artist, making friends/ becoming fans, or even making a comment can help us struggling musicians more than you know. Thanks JW
Spring break is here again and I finally get a chance to write another blog, record another song, and finish/start another chapter in my life. I haven't been so active in the reverbnation world over the past couple of months, or maybe even longer than that. Not as active as I would like to be... No shows, no gigs, no anything. That's depressing, huh? haha.. Well, it is, but It hasn't kept me from playing and writing though, or recording either. These are all essential elements in my life. To me, they're as equally important as food and water.
So I'm starting to put up some previews of all the different ideas I've been messing around with throughout the past year and I hope, if you get a chance to check them out, that you enjoy listening to my creativity. I have also been putting extra emphasis on the quality of my recordings. This is all being done right in my living room. So don't expect some elaborate setup that costs hundreds of dollars per track. I'm just a striving musician and college student.
So go have a listen. Add me as friend on facebook, sign up for my fan base here at Reverbnation, or you can even find me at Soundclick if your interested in checking out some older random recordings.
Well, the new song I uploaded, Autumn Leaves, http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10367190 has turned out to be quite a success, atleast over at my main site www.Soundclick.com/JefferyWillis .Although I cant seem to get past #5 out of 1,113 in the charts, which is awesome but still pretty lame. Im starting to think those number one spots are either completely paid off or rigged in some sort of way. Ive heard several songs across many genres on soundclick that could easily be top 10 songs and where are they? exactly! no where to be found. I get tired of spamming people with the same thing over and over just to get some attention to my page and try to move up in chart positions but apparently it works. There is always someone who hasnt heard it yet and appreciates the quality of a good song. Thanks for listening Jeffery
Well, I'm not sure if any of you guys made it out to my show tonight in Blacksburg, VA, home of the VT Hokies. If you didnt, then you probably missed out on a pretty descent gig. Along with my originals I usually play "Georgia", "Autumn Leaves", "Kind Hearted Woman", "Creep" radiohead/ J-byrd style, and many other random covers. It was nice for me though. I got to escape the worries and problems of everyday life and its struggles and focus intensely on what is of most importance in my life at the moment, the music. I mean after this weekend school pretty much engulfs my passion and my dreams leaving only lame test scores, lack of self confidence, hardly any self esteem, and absolutely no social life. So if your'e wondering what the hell I'm even talking about, I need my music! And if your curious of what I've been workin on, then head on over to reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/jefferywillis or Soundclick http://www.soundclick.com/JefferyWillis and check out some of those awesome songs you missed out on tonight.
I came across this looking at my stats yesterday and I was actually excited. I mean I know in this small Virginia college town theres not that many local blues artist to jam with, more less compete with. Still, after weeks of promoting on reverbnation and I dont even know how long on soundclick, things are finally starting to pick up. I'm slowly beginning to realize theres way more work involved in promotion and getting the gigs than actually writing and singing the freaking songs! Anyhow, thanks to everyone who came to the page here at reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/jefferywillis or soundclick, http://www.soundclick.com/JefferyWillis facebook, mp3unsigned, myspace,http://www.myspace.com/JefferyWillis or wherever you found a link. Without fans, friends, and listeners, it just wouldnt have been possible. Ima just keep on writing and singing, hopefully get some new stuff up for you guys to listen to, and well, you all just keep on listening.
Growing up through the 80's and 90's was very influential for me as I progressed through my music career. Alot of rock bands such as guns-n-roses, metallica, to soundgarden, pearl jam, alice in chains, nirvana and foo fighters were all influential in a rather personal way. I mean I was young and thought I knew everything and that was it, all I needed to know. As I grew older I realized things were a bit more complicated than they seemed in the grunge rock days. Then influences from the 60's and 70's became of interest as I devoured the doors records, jimmy hendrix, pink floyd, the who, and many others. Still with the many influences from the drug and alcohol induced legends, I started to form my own sound. Finally I have grown into a more mature musician and have been turned on to different style of music including Stevie ray vaughn, bb king, bill withers, marvin gaye, albert johnson, pat methany, and last but not least, joe pass. Who knows whats next?
Hey all. Im trying to build up within the community and would love to add more friends and fans. Doesnt matter what style of music, race, or religion,. To me, its about the music. So if you feel the same, go on over to my page and become a fan/ add as a friend. Dont be shy! You can find me here at reverbnation, http://www.reverbnation.com/jefferywillis Soundclick, http://www.soundclick.com/JefferyWillis mp3unsigned, http://www.mp3unsigned.com/JefferyWillis Myspace, http://www.myspace.com/JefferyWillis or even follow on twitter. http://twitter.com/willisjefferyl Either way hope you are enjoying your week! Thanks Jeffery
If you get some time and wanna check out some other songs or see what other peoples been saying about my music, feel free to drop by http://www.soundclick.com/JefferyWillis or http://www.mp3unsigned.com/JefferyWillis. You can also find Jeffery Willis on http://www.hardcoremix.com/ and http://www.jango.com/ streaming net radio stations. Thanks Jeffery
Hope everyone is having a great start to 2011. New songs are in the works and I'm hoping to get some of those up soon! Thanks Jeffery