7/10/2013 6:00:00 AM Philadelphia native signs with Nashville record company
Capricia "Cappy" Willis, a native of Philadelphia, has signed with SoBro Records in Nashville.
She will be releasing three projects this fall in country, gospel and bluegrass.
"We are excited to have an artist to release three genres of music," one official said.
Willis makes her home in Nashville, Tenn. As a daughter of The Guthrie Trio, the talented singer/songwriter/musician has been influenced by music since early childhood.
As a young girl, Willis played piano and sang for many churches and continued providing melodic tunes for congregations throughout the South into her early adulthood.
As a young woman, Willis took her passion to a new level by writing heartfelt lyrics and original scores that she has taken out into the community as her testimony and ministry to others.
In recent years, she has challenged herself to new heights by learning to play guitar, electric bass and the double bass.
Willis was introduced to the bluegrass circuit by making her bassist debut as a member of Alan Sibley and The Magnolia Ramblers band in the spring of 2011.
During her freshman season of the Bluegrass world, she has traveled extensively through Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Kentucky, and with a highlight of playing on stage at the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Festival in Bean Blossom, Ind.
In the fall of 2012, Willis played with the Jason Boone band as bassist and vocalist, along with traveling to Arkansas with the Driskel Mountain Boys as their bassist.
In 2013, she had the opportunity to travel to Iowa with two friends who are also recording artist, Georgette Jones and Jimmy Parker, along with performing at the historic Ryman auditorium with other talented singer/songwriters.
Willis has become a regular at Nashville Palace and songwriters nights around the city.
She is the daughter of Tommy and Barbara McMillan of Philadelphia.
She has two brothers, Greg Donald and Justin McMillan.