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Willard Overstreet

I try to tell real stories with memorable melodies.
The material is a combination of Rock, Americana and AAA. Like most artists, I have many influences ranging from Tom Petty, Carlos Santana,
and Neil Young to Edgar Allan Poe and traditional bluegrass but the end product is the result of all my influences combined.
I started playing guitar and singing in grade school.
As a young teen I attended Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan where I studied classical guitar and music theory.
Later I attended and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and played locally there while studying.
Eventually attending Berklee College of Music, I continued to study guitar and privately studied voice.
While in Boston, I formed and fronted bands playing the local and regional circuit opening for national as well as regional touring bands.
As the journey continued, I ended up in LA where I immediately began performing at intimate acoustic clubs and later larger rock venues.
In Los Angeles, I recorded my first album "Paralyzed". It received airplay on college radio across the country and some larger stations in LA including KLOS and public radio station KCRW.
"Something To Hold Onto" is my second album and has also received airplay on college radio across the country and in Canada.