March 19 at 7:30PM
Brooks Williams is a genre defying guitarist singer songwriter. It’s roots. It’s acoustic. He walks the line between blues and Americana, but there’s a bit of jazz and rockabilly thrown in for good measure. Imagine Doc Watson, Willie Nelson, Lonnie Johnson and Blind Boy Fuller sitting in a bar having a jam – and you’re just about there!
He’s the proverbial triple threat: playing a fiery guitar, commanding a rich and silky voice, and writing hook-laden songs. He is one of the most diverse and entertaining performers on the acoustic roots music scene and is ranked one of the world’s Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.
As one of the world’s premier acoustic guitarists and singers, Brooks Williams continues to tour worldwide, every night delivering the deepest and most intense interpretations of everything from early blues songs to his recent original compositions. He is quite simply one of the most entertaining and engaging performers on the circuit today. From coast-to-coast, country-to-country, Williams and his guitars roll and tumble like nobody’s business.
With 20 albums to his name, including his 2013 favourite New Everything, Williams’ music has featured on the BBC, RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada) and NPR (USA) and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world. WUMB-FM radio in Boston USA voted him one of their Top 100 Artists.
Click here to visit Brooks Williams’ website.
A consummate artist, Williams ranks among America’s musical treasures. – Dirty Linen
Jeremy Lyons — versatile performer, slide guitarist, singer, songwriter — plays in and with American music traditions. Fleet fingerpicking and bittersweet slide form a backdrop for Jeremy’s often ironic tales of habits and heartache; disillusionment and devotion. His irreverent wit draws you in. His book learning in ethnomusicology has been tempered by years of playing in the clubs and streets of New Orleans. He draws inspiration from a childhood enriched by folk music, as well as his years as a blues-singing French Quarter street musician. In 2005, flooded out by Katrina, Jeremy resettled in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but he left a big chunk of his heart Down South. You can hear it in his music.
You sure can sing dem notes on dat GIT-tar! – Mac Rebennack (Dr. John)
Click here to visit Jeremy’s website.