Jamie Willard's 30 plus years of playing guitar has evolved into a rendition of beauty and grace. "Intricately detailed, a pleasure not only to listen to but to see". At a recent workshop, Jamie had an opportunity to play for fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel, upon hearing Jamie play he said, "That's brilliant" and praised Jamie as a gifted guitarist with a wonderful sense of melody.
Jamie's artistry ranges from Classical to Jazz to Country & Rock, each with its own passion and raw sophistication along with Jamie's own style and wit. Jamie had the good fortune of tremendous teachers throughout his career. A graduate of the Flip Hayes School of Guitar, Jamie also was fortunate enough to study with classical master Paul Sweeny.
Jamie's playing has taken him across the USA and as far as Europe where he performed for receptive audiences. Closer to home Jamie has done both session guitar work and live performances for countless artists and groups. Jamie has open up for such artists as Diamond Rio, Toby Keith, Martina McBride and a host of others. These days Jamie is immersed in the world of fingerstyle guitar, but still has plenty time for his group Symple Measures.
Jamie composition, technique and passion are some of the most beautiful, detailed and just plain fun guitar music you may ever hear.