on Jumpin' on the Bed
Saturday December 18, 2010 4:30pm
Local artist Willie DE stops by WTJU to play live on Jumpin’ On The Bed on Saturday December 18 at 4:30 pm.Willie DE, an 18-year old musician from Batesville, Virginia started his career busking on Charlottesville’s downtown mall. The heaps of bills the area’s music lovers floated his way enabled the then twelve-year-old to buy a Gibson and start a band. The Wave has been playing major venues in the area and at established music festivals like Floyd Fest ever since. While The Wave lives forever, over the years Willie has straddled parallel musical adventures. His jazz funk group played in the John Paul Jones Arena at a pre-party before the Dave Matthew’s Band in the spring of ’09. At the same time, Willie DE has strapped his acoustic guitar to his back. Willie DE blends folk, rock, jazz and blues into his original material. Lyrics show influences of Dylan and melodies traces of Van Morrison. Willie’s intricate guitar work and deep voice set the spirit mind of his audiences in perpetual motion.