Williams stands on tradition but he doesn't stand still. His influences
fly so fast and furious they blur. Like drinking whiskey from a honey
jar, you get both the sweet and the bite.
not only tours like a hellhound's on his trail, and creates a super-charged
music that is electrifying and fighting-fit. Brooks was born in
Statesboro, Georgia (the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind
Willie McTell). In 2013 he was nominated ?best male vocalist' by the
UK's foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, "he has a beautiful
voice that you just melt into."
he's one helluva good guitar player, ranked in the "Top 100 Acoustic
Guitarists." The San Antonio Light says that Williams
is a "fret
monster who has to be seen to be believed!"
has regularly toured with Boo Hewerdine (State of the Union), Sally
Barker, blues legend Guy Davis and will be touring with another blues
great Hans Theessink in May 2018. Available for solo dates (generally),
Williams writes songs that are a collision of roots and evolution.
Rocking. Economical. Ironic. The arrangements are tight, and yet the
performances are rich in blues pathos. Words like timeless, astute,
archetypal just about cover it.
the line between blues and Americana, Brooks Williams has worked stages
worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of
songs, recordings and tales. With nearly 23 CDs to his name, fRoots
says Williams' music "Americana
at its finest!"
due to release his new solo album in 2018 and solo dates are available
from March 2018.
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