A home-grown Georgia native, BJ Wilbanks creates blues-infused music reminiscent of a bygone era, combining deeply-rooted Delta blues, country, funk, soul, and acoustic Southern rock to create a sound that is familiar, yet uniquely his own. His heartwarming tales of heartache, love, and home combine artfully with an engaging live performance that, in one moment, can sit you back in your chair and in the next, rock you right back out of it! BJ’s original songs range from break-your-heart romantic to stomp-your-foot grooving, merging back-porch soul rhythm with a gospel vocal overtone and a slanky, steady beat. He’ll often sling his guitar over his lap to play a slide tune that evokes the image of old field working men and chase it with a contrasting tune filled with sweet strumming, gentle singing and smooth picking.
There is no disputing BJ’s considerable songwriting chops; his catchy tunes sport meaningful lyrics that emote heartache, love, values, family, and home–all grounded in the tradition of deeply rooted blues.