Willis Music / Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert Special Event: Noah Wotherspoon & Jessi Bair: August 19th 6pm (Sunday).
Noah Wotherspoon hails from Dayton, Ohio. At the age of eleven, his brother bought him a guitar. Noah immediately took to the instrument and quickly became noticed as a remarkable blues guitarist. At thirteen, he opened up for Derek Trucks. By sixteen, he had jammed onstage with Bobby Blue Bland, and opened for Leon Russell, Latimore, and Boz Scaggs. Since then, he has played around the country, making multiple appearances at the Chicago Blues Festival, The Blues Masters at the Crossroads Festival in Salina, KS. and has released several albums including Buzz Me (APO Records), which featured Hubert Sumlin and garnered a top ten spot on Living Blues Magazine’s radio chart.
Throughout his 20′s, Wotherspoon has developed into a prolific songwriter, interweaving diverse influences into a unique and truly original style rooted in the ongoing tradition of the blues while exploring new artistic territories (visit noahandtherescueradio.com). He has shared the stage and studio with the likes of Delmar Brown, Will Lee, Hiram Bullock, Jon Mover, Michael Hill, Cedric Burnside, and John Hammond. XM/SIRIUS satelite radio has recently been spinning Noah on “B.B. King’s Bluesville”. His inspired live performances continue to move & resonate with audiences wherever he plays..
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jessi Bair originally hails from Drummonds, TN, right outside the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock & roll, Memphis, TN. At 23, she’s an old soul, singing with an emotional sensitivity and maturity reminiscent of Patty Griffin and Townes Van Zandt. Griffin made an indelible mark on Jessi at age 15, when her Aunt Carol took her to see Patty perform live. Music has always surrounded her – singing since she was three and walking the line of a family tradition that has produced three generations of musicians. Bair has also developed into a prolific songwriter, drawing upon a diverse mix of influences to weave a rich musical tapestry that is all her own. Her vast taste makes for an extremely dynamic and provocative live show. Time seems to stop when Jessi begins to sing.