As a musician, artist, writer, sound man and minister, Willy Minnix has formed a unique perspective on life that has grown along with his chance to live all across America. His unique perspective on life is reflected in his works, and connects with people from all walks of life. His songs often offer a glimpse into other times and places, that carry the listener along to places they have never experienced, and sights they have never seen, often reflecting social commentary on modern life and culture. With roots in Blues, Pop, Rock and Gospel, and influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Billy Joel, Howlin' Wolf, Greg Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Beach Boys, The Beatles, Andre Crouch and the Disciples, Rev. Gary Davis and Jimi Hendrix, Willy creates a unique blend of all of these elements that has been labeled “Cornfield Blues,” and has some calling it “Rural Countryside: a signpost; a mile marker from Austin, Nashville and Abbey Road.”
Willy Minnix has the great fortune of being married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and he has one son that is a rock star, another son that is a naturalist and a third son that is part fireball and part actor, and has the prettiest daughter in the world, who is also a wonderful singer. His itinerant lifestyle has allowed them to live in many different parts of the country, and play in a great variety of venues. He has had the pleasure of working with such people as Paul Shaffer from the Late Show with David Letterman, the actor Stanley Tucci, and bands such as Blues Traveler, Little Feat, Keb' Mo', and even members of the Grateful Dead.
As a writer he has seen his work published in the Christian Sci-Fi Journal and other fiction publications, and is currently working on a new novel, with his writing partner Greg Kemp, due out sometime next year. In addition to his writings being published in several publications, he has also seen his art used for great and varied uses. His designs have been used for political campaigns, science fiction and fantasy publications, and have even graced the exterior of buildings in towns across the Midwest.
As a minister, he has worked all over the country to help start churches, and to create music programs for churches. He has trained instrumentalists for worship bands, and choir directors to direct both children's and adult choirs, and has even designed and installed sound systems for churches, both inside the church and portable systems for use in outdoor settings.
Willy has released 6 albums, Near The Cross, Holy Water, Gimme That Peanut and Go Tell It On The Mountain (The Christmas Album), and the most recent Mandolin Studies, most of which are available at his blog: http://willyminnix.blogspot.com or at http://willyminnix.bandcamp.com, as well as several live cuts from "Live at the Porterhouse Grill," in Norwood, NJ. In addition to the recorded songs, he has also released several mandolin and harmonica instructional videos available at his blog. In the works are several piano instructional videos as well. He is available to perform for your next venue so call today to book him. email@example.com.