THE WILLIS Clan, the multi-talented Nashville siblings, aged between 13 and 23, who play American folk, roots, country, and Celtic music, will play Galway as part of a nationwide tour.
The siblings, who have taken the US by storm, being guest performers at the Grand Ole Opry, finalists on America's Got Talent, and winners of the 2013 NBC Today Show Sound of Music contest, play the Roots, Boots & Banjos concert in the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday June 24 at 8pm. We Banjo 3 are also on the bill.
The band are Jessica (23 ), on fiddle and lead vocals; Jeremiah (22 ) on acoustic and electric guitars and uilleann pipes; Jennifer (20 ) on accordion and mandolin; Jeanette (19 ) on whistle and Dobro; Jackson (16 ) on drums and banjo; Jedidiah (15 ) on bass; and Jasmine (13 ) on keys.
They recently released the album, Heaven. "We've been waiting a long time to release this music," Jessica explains, "but we always knew we were headed for this sound that would combine all of our musical loves into a new sort of genre in popular music."
The album follows their 2012 debut, Chapter One – Roots, the Celtic Connection Radio Album of the Year, which showed their deep respect for Irish trad; and Chapter Two - Boots, which explored country music. Their performance of 'A Few Of My Favourite Things' on America's Got Talent gained them many fans. The clip has achieved more than six million views on YouTube.