Photo credit: Rick Pauline
Singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore has been building a fan base across the Hudson Valley for nearly two decades and was inducted into the NY State Blues Hall of Fame in 2018. While her songwriting is an eclectic mix of blues, soul, rock, funk and (occasionally) pop, there’s one thing that ties it all together—that voice.
Willa began releasing digital singles in May of 2020 and all of her music, including her albums Better Days (2017) and Choices (2019) can be found on Spotify, YouTube and most major digital distribution sites.
Willa’s debut CD, Better Days, was critically acclaimed by reviewers around the globe. The Blues and Roots Music Report listed it as one of the Top 50 Contemporary Blues releases of 2017. Her sophomore release, Choices, showcased her eclectic songwriting, digging deeper lyrically and rejecting classification in any one genre.
Reflections in Blue blogger Bill Wilson said, "Willa Vincitore has one of those voices that will stay with you for life. Good, even great, vocalists are a dime a dozen...but every now and then, someone comes along who brings everything back into perspective in a big way.”
She spent the early part of her stage career backing Chris O’Leary (Levon Helm's Barn Burners) as an original member of his band, but she’s been performing on her own with a collection of extraordinary musicians since 2013. The Company of “Willa Vincitore and Company,” which rotates and changes based on each individual performance’s spin, can be stripped bare or piled high, but always features exceptional musicians. Check out her shows to experience the versatility and range.