"Whether playing progressive folk music on his acoustic guitar, beat boxing while singing at the same time, shredding an electric guitar for a jazz project or yodeling for Bassnectar, Jaik Willis always has tricks up his sleeve and the ability to impress in so many ways." -J-man (MusicMarauders: News, Reviews & More)
"Jaik is a hardcore troubadour somewhere in between Steve Earle and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He has wandered around the USA like a modern minstrel, surfing sofas, car camping, and paying dues to sing the blues. It is a high energy solo show featuring Jaik's horn-like voice darting around a blistering broken-string approach to his acoustic flying V guitar, with original songs that are accessible, and message driven" - (Chicago Jams)
“He has a most unique soaring falsetto and a wild eyes rolled in the back of his head fierce guitar style. He writes original songs, including a fantastic song about Freedom (the gas station). Jaik's sound is somewhere between Anti-Folk and The Band and it is unlike anything I've heard from anyone else. His energy is fierce, his vocal range is inhuman, his beard is long.
You've gotta check this guy out.”- ( Independent Music Center )
"Best beatboxing at a folk music fest: Jaik Willis. There’s no joke here. The first show I saw on the second day ended with a beatbox of “Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself.” Jaik Willis is a solo performer who plays on an acoustic flying V and sings with super-high energy. We’ve all seen solo acoustic acts before, but when you see one that’s truly great, it sticks out. Willis is a phenomenal guitarist, playing fast, complicated music while singing along with a lot of soul. The songs that he writes are upbeat but personal, with songs about a car crash that killed a friend of his and how uncertain the future is. I asked Willis where the personal nature of his songs came from, and he said it was from his past and things his friends have gone through, going further to say that non-fiction is just more interesting than fiction to him. And back to the beatboxing: it came from the habit of making music all the time, so he began to make music with his mouth when he couldn’t with his hands due to an injury. It’s the mark of a true musician heavily rooted in his craft."
- QUINN MCGEE , Heave Media