Jo Serrapere (sarah-pear), a songwriter from Detroit, Michigan, started playing guitar at 23 when seeking out lessons from Delta Blues guitarist, Shari Kane. Shortly thereafter, Jo began writing her own songs while completing her college studies in clinical psychology. She now plays at music venues throughout the United States.
Whether recreating old songs from the Mississippi Delta or performing songs in her own confessional style, Jo’s music stands original while always reflecting her love of American roots music. Her eclectic writing and performance fuses elements of various modern and traditional folk music, old-time and electric blues, roots rock, garage surf, swing, hot jazz and alt-country.
Jo’s band, the Willie Dunns (John Devine, Jef Reynolds and Stuart Tucker) brings added depth and musical styling to Jo’s original songs as well as classics from such artists as Mississippi John Hurt, Bessie Smith and Tom Waits. Jo is also the founding member of the old-time group Uncle Earl.