Jaik Willis is a strumming & drumming One Man Band, a wild fire-breathing freakshow; pummeling a flying V acoustic guitar that crashes like cymbals and booms like a bass; howling & scatting impossible vocal turns while simultaneously beat-boxing, and playing drum set with his feet. Playing 300 shows a year with appearances at Bonnaroo, Summer Camp Music Fest, Dunegrass, the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fests etc. Jaik Willis got a shout out in Rolling Stone magazine for his vocal contribution to the Bassnectar album “FreeStyle” that debuted at #1 on iTunes.
Jaik Willis is an independent performer based in Chicago, executing in the vicinity of 300 shows per year. He has shared bills with artists such as Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Wilco, Bela Fleck, MMW, Del McCoury, NIN, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Leftover Salmon, Justin Townes Earle, Digital Underground, Blueground Undergrass, Garaj Mahal, EOTO,The Schwag, Ekoostik Hookah, Tea Leaf Green, Split Lip Rayfield, and performed on stage with acoustic blues dynamo, Corey Harris, and Chicago blues legend Billy Branch as well. He has performed at innumerable festivals and major venues around the US including Bonnaroo in TN, Summer Camp Music Fest in IL, Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fests, Schwagstock in MO, Dunegrass in MI, Terrapin Hill Music Fest in KY, Walla Walla Guitar Fest in WA, Hyperion in IN, Jammin on the Wolf in WI, Michigan Peace Festival, Shoe Fest, Tall Tree Lake Music Fest, and dozens of others per season.