Paul Armstrong and I met on one of my motorcycle trips up the 101 when I stopped in at, “The Frog and Peace” pub in San Louis Obispo for a bit of the old dancing and Malarky. It was then I was invited to come to Morro Bay and live aboard his 40 ft sailboat, “The Brier Island.” For six months I lived among the fisherman, the honking sea lions, salted sea creatures, and birds of prey. One evening we paddled over the black water to The Lady Washington Tall Ship most well known for playing the HMS Interceptor in the “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and I rocked and I rolled my way up the coast to San Francisco.
Willow Jon. World Traveler. Dancer. Gonzo Journalist. Spiritual Explorer.
My name is Willow Jon Collamer and I'm on a journey of fearless self discovery. I play music, travel the world, make films, and have bad ass adventures. It is my desire to challenge the Status Quo and inspire courage in the hearts and minds of the people. Courage to discover our true self. A self that grows and evolves with each new experience.
I challenge you all to get up, reach inside yourself, dig around and find that spark of love, that part of yourself that yearns to be free, that begs to be noticed, that screams to feel something, anything.... and begin to be silent and listen.
I am Willow Jon Collamer and this is Willow Jon Slept Here
April Joga and I met back in 2011 when I was playing a cowboy in a short film. She was as surprised as I was when I hoped on her free spirited horse Manzanita and took off across the fields with wild abandon. I have since been introduced to more horses and the people who care for them and I’m learning how powerful, intuitive and spiritual horses really are. We humans are blessed to have these supreme creatures as our friends.
Henry and I met as participants on Discovery Channel’s survival show, “Tethered” and became friends soon after. We both share a deep love for animals, nature, adventure, and family. While visiting Chico, California in 2014 Henry invited me to go mushroom hunting and this is the video. Enjoy!
For centuries Horses have been a symbol of Freedom, Passion, Power, and Movement. They carry us through life on their backs and in their hearts, encouraging us to become our true selves and to grow with courage, love, and self-awareness. In this section of videos called, “Horse Power” I speak with Chiropractor, Horse enthusiast and my good friend, Dina Rabo about Horses and the pursuit of health and happiness.
Willow Jon loves a challenge and an adventure so when Discovery channel offered him a role on a new survival show called, “Tethered” let’s just say he jumped at the opportunity. This time Willow Jon finds himself pushed beyond his breaking point as he is physically tethered to hard headed Navy vet Keith Barton with a six foot chain to see if they can survive a 10 day 50 mile trek through Panama’s deadly jungles, shark infested waters, and relentless heat, with only a machete, a flint, and a pot. In this survival show splitting up is not an option.
How To: “Skateboard Dolly Shot” Dolly shots add production value to your videos by creating a professional tracking look and cinematic feel. Learn how to use a skateboard and a Yoga Mat to create great looking dolly shots.
Hey did you hear the one about the guy who traveled the world with a TBS-32 Karcher Vacuum cleaner talking to all kinds of different people spreading the message of cleaning up the world? No really! Check it out below. http://cleaningaroundtheworld.com/ #CleaningAroundTheWorld
Find out what happens to Willow Jon in Panama after Discovery’s Tethered. Willow Jon finds himself in the rich and diverse county of Panama, dancing, making friends with strange and exciting people, playing music with the locals, and exploring his wild and wacky side.
Travel Reality show, TRAVELING EXPOSED host Willow Jon spontaneously spins a globe picking a destination at random, then he must travel there and not only survive, but thrive for one week with no money, contacts, guidebooks, or maps to see what happens when imagination becomes the new form of currency.
In the fall of 2009 I took a trip to Thailand, Cambodia, and Loas. I spent three months with my video camera and my guitar filming and playing music. I visited the spiritual temples of Anchor Watt in Cambodia, chartered a slow boat down the Mekong river for seven days, and did some adrenalin pumping deep water solo rock climbing in Ton Sai. Everyday I was singing songs, dancing, and making friends with people of different cultures from all over the world. Spontaneous adventure at it’s best. As my English mate Simon would say. “It was pure Genius!”
A music video for “Third Person.” It’s about how we have so many parts to our personalities, bodies, minds, and spirits. Willow Jon river rafts, laughs, dances, plays music, makes friends with everyone including mischievous little monkeys, swims in a volcanic mud bath and continues his world wide tour of joy through Columbia and Ecuador. Enjoy!