GRANNY Premieres At Pangea And Ponders Partnership With Jontavious Willis

GRANNY Premieres At Pangea And Ponders Partnership With Jontavious Willis

Granny's back in I'm SOOO High: Rev. Mary's Reefer Revue; April 6 @ 9:30 at Pangea, 172 Second Avenue, NYC AND Jontavious Willis discusses guest appearance in Granny's All-Man Band CD and Video. Some more wild and woolly word-play from back-in-the-day is being done live and "for the record!"

Rev. Mary has since taken the cabaret world by storm with her All-Man Band of Dan Furman on piano with Mario Claudio and George Dixon as back-up, with a host of guest musicians - including plans to have powerhouse Jontavious Willis joining her band for her next foray in the recording studio.

ON STAGE: Song-stylists of the roaring 20s and 30s supplied the crowds of the speakeasies with terrific tunes and merry melodies more than mentioning MARIJUANA! With nicknames like Blue sage, Catnip, Dope, Grass, Jive, Jay, Gauge, Tea, Vibe, Mary-Jane, and Jazz Cabbage - not to mention the standard reefer, pot, and weed ... expect a wild night at Pangea that you'll never forget ... then again, what's that about short term memory?

IN THE RECORDING STUDIO: BIG NEWS at the Granny front! Brilliant bluesman, Jontavious Willis is in negotiations with Mary Elizabeth Micari about joining the video and recording sessions for Granny's Blue-Mers.

"That's my Wonderboy, the Wunderkind," says Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, better known as American blues musician, Taj Mahal, "He's a great new voice of the twenty-first century in the acoustic blues. I just love the way he plays," he concluded. "[Jontavious] is a great new voice of the 21st century in the acoustic blues. I just love the way he plays.Only a few like him emerge every decade or so, when even the most hard core blues fans realize immediately that this is the real deal," writes Frank Matheis in Living Blues Magazine. Hailing from Greenville, Ga., Jontavious grew up singing gospel music at the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church with his grandfather. At the age of 14, he came across a YouTube video of Muddy Waters playing "Hoochie Coochie Man" and was hooked. That's when he set his course on the blues. All types -- Delta, Piedmont, Texas, gospel. As a fingerpicker, flat-picker and slide player. On guitar, harmonica, banjo and cigar box.

Rev. Mary brought down the house at the Duplex with Granny's Blue-Mers: The Meat Show and Down In the Alley. Both acts having toured clubs such as Pianos, Freddy's Bar and Backroom, Otto's, West End Lounge, and a return engagement at the Duplex. She presented her compelling one-woman exploration in The Lady in Black at Don't Tell Mama on two occasions collecting scores of resounding reviews; and scored kudos as part of the Augusta Heritage Blues and Swing festival in West Virginia, where she first met Willis. She also produced Sing-ular Sensations at Don't Tell Mama, spotlighting three cabaret artists' one-person shows.

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