Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival: Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band

Savannah Jazz Festival

Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band joins the Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival for Blues Night.

A native of Savannah, Willie Jackson has always been a songwriter with a passion for writing blues songs, playing bass and singing with various configurations of his Tybee Blues Band at venues across the Coastal Empire. Jackson’s original music is in the South Georgia tradition of soul-stirring blues, with clever lyrics.

His debut EP, released March 2017, features original songs that carry the heart of traditional blues into musings on contemporary everyday life. He is a crowd-pleaser, ensuring people have a good time.

The Tybee Blues Band plays covers of some of the greats like Muddy Waters, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, along with Jackson’s latest original songs.

The members change from time to time, but they often have Jim Simmons, known as the “Blues Hog” of Tybee Island, playing blues harmonica, Brandon Riley delivering his drumming expertise, and Rodney Smith, one of the best bass players in the area, completing the rhythm section.

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