From: Laughing Dog Music [gail_at_laughingdogmusic_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 03 October 2017 17:03

Subject: BROOKS WILLIAMS - Solo dates & New album for 2018


BROOKS WILLIAMS - Top Americana, Roots & Blues guitarist, UK solo dates and new album release for 2018 Brooks Williams stands on tradition but he doe


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BROOKS WILLIAMS - Top Americana, Roots & Blues guitarist, UK solo dates and new album release for 2018


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Brooks Williams


Brooks 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.

He 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."

And 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!"

He 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), please ask.

Brooks 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.

Walking 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!"

He's due to release his new solo album in 2018 and solo dates are available from March 2018.



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Brooks Williams


Don't take our word for it, here's what some other folks have got to say:

"He's a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer. The real thing." - Martin Simpson

"Absolutely beyond criticism!" - fRoots

"Best Male Vocalist Nominee!" - Spiral Earth Awards 2014

"A fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!" - San Antonio Light

"One of America's musical treasures." - Dirty Linen

"How soulful a solo guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and astonishing technique." - Blues Revue

"Americana at its finest!" - fRoots

"We called him back for three encores!" - Blues In Britain

"?classy, tasteful, bright, and hugely enjoyable!" - Blues Matters


Brooks WIlliams photo by Graeme Oxby-

Brooks Williams



For availability email or telephone GAIL COOKE on gail_at_laughingdogmusic_dot_co_dot_uk or + 44 (0) 7905 952 374

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