What do you get when you combine equal parts chamber pop, folk and jazz? If new release “King of the Cocktail Party EP” can serve as evidence, we take the answer to be singer-songwriter John Willis. A music lover of eclectic tastes, ranging from Motown, gospel and 60s-70s songwriters to classical, jazz and world music, Willis creates a lush pop mix with piano and vocal harmonies that’s drawn comparisons to Harry Nilsson, Rufus Wainwright and Feist. Come experience the show for your self at the free “AETN Presents: On the Front Row” concert on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m.
The performance will feature Willis on lead vocals, piano and guitar; Chris Atwood on bass; Evan Barr on drums; Sarah Sticklin on backup vocals and additional keyboards; and Sydney Hunsicker on backup vocals, accordion, harmonica and additional percussion.
The show will air later in the year as part of the “AETN Presents” 10th Anniversary Season, celebrating the wide variety of artsand cultural subjects from across the Natural State. Learn more about our previous guests and specials on the AETN Presents program page.
“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With John Willis” Concert Taping