Will is a self taught musician. His music is a sonic tapestry with threads of blues, country, folk, Latin and world rhythms. His work is a reflection of the music his parents shared with him growing up and his many years of world travel and cultural experiences as a professional soldier for 20 years serving with the US Army "Special Forces". The diversity of Will's music began when he was living in Central & South America, where he was completely absorbed by the many rhythms of Latin America and the Caribbean. Will has also traveled to the Far East & the South Pacific, North Africa and the Middle East, which exposed him to a variety of world music not commonly heard in the US. After retiring from his military career, Will fused all of these influences into his own sound, "SONOMA SOUND". In addition to performing solo acoustic shows, Will also performs & records with the SONOMA SOUND BAND.
2013 "Skin & Bone" with the SONOMA SOUND band, you can buy this cd HERE on iTunes
2014 "Skin & Bone, Selected Remixes by Jake L'Armand" with the SONOMA SOUND Band
2015 "Live at the Tin Angel" Will Paynter & Jay Popky, you can buy this CD HERE on iTunes
2018 "Truth & Beauty" solo CD project, you can buy this CD HERE on iTunes
2018 "Three By Three" by THE Cornerstones with Jay Popky & Stacy Weathers, you can buy this CD HERE on iTunes
2019 "SONOMA SOUND LIVE" live band CD, you can buy this CD HERE on iTunes
A review of "Skin & Bone" by "NO DEPRESSION" The Journal of Roots Music of Will's CD "Skin and bone", can be found HERE