Will began his love for music listening to his dad playing blues records. "I remember hearing BB King'sThe Thrill Is Gone, and as oxymoronic as it was, that song thoroughly thrilled me." Will's dad recognized his growing love for music and bought him his first guitar when he was 9, and from that time on Will was set on making himself a musician.
His first break came in the late 1990's when he received heavy rotation on Clear Channel's Y92.5 radio station in Sacramento, CA. It was at this same time that Will began touring the U.S. with his trio alternative blues band, "Will Derryberry Band." Will admits, "It was a rollercoaster ride. We would play to audiences of twenty one night, and a few thousand the next... It shows you what your made of."
Now, with a driving and continuing passion for music, his simple and modern country tinged rock n' roll comes to our gates.
New Album "By Design" release 12/25/13! Get it at willderryberry.net
"When I was 5 years old, I heard BB King's The Thrill is Gone, something happened to me. It's oxymoronic, but as BB sang that song, I got extremely excited.... I contracted the music bug right then and there!" The roots of American folk, blues, country, and rock are evident in Will's approach to creating music. With a knack for writing non-assuming engaging songs, Will reaches his listeners in a very honest, down-to-earth, one-on-one kind of way. "If I can't be real, and genuine with my songs, then I might as well do something else." In a music culture where creating controversy to get attention is becoming the norm, there are still artists out there who write, and perform songs simply because it's what they love to do.