17 Year-Old Willow Osborne, picked up her first banjo at the tender age of four, and was taught by her friend & mentor, Gary “Biscuit” Davis, the 4-time International Banjo Champion.
She is blessed to be endorsed by Deering banjos and plays her Sierra, Calico and Phoenix 6-string with pride.
Willow is also proudly endorsed by Neat banjos, GHS Strings, BlueChip Picks and sponsored by C and C Contractors.
Willow’s stage presence, vocal, and instrumental skills have given her the rare opportunity to perform as the Youth Performer at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge for the past 7 years.
Dollywood Theme Parks “Bluegrass and Barbeque Festival” have honored her as well with her own show for the past 3 years.
Willow has also appeared on PBS with Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, was interviewed and had the honor of playing with Jens Kruger in the TV documentary about his life.
She was interviewed recently by Shane Simmons of “Appalachian Project”.
Willow was blessed to perform on “WoodSongs” with The United States Navy Bluegrass Band and Pat Flynn.
Most recently Willow was cast in the upcoming Imax Film “America’s Musical Journey” (Nashville musician role).
(The movie premieres in February 2018 at the Smithsonian). Sneak Peak Trailer: https://youtu.be/Txo3jczpf7o
Willow’s YouTube channel currently has over 7,000,000 views. She feels blessed to have such a wonderful fan base.
“Willow, you never cease to amaze me with each of your performances. I absolutely enjoy your music and most of all am envious of how well you play the banjo, a great feat in itself. I can only wish you all the success in the world and that you will set the standards for other young artists to follow their dreams as you have.”~Randy Lockhart – Editor-In-Chief
Click on images to view images in the gallery – All Photos by John Matthews Photography