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January 2020 marks thirty years since Brooks Williams' first album came out. Thirty years since the Washington Post's glowing review of that album.
Thirty years since National Public Radio's Noah Adams interviewed him about that album. It's where it all began. The subsequent twenty-eight recordings, the countless international tours and festival appearances, the countless hours and miles on the road and in the studio.
When it came time to put together an album reflecting songs from across those thirty years, Williams immediately thought of fiddler Aaron Catlow. The two met on a tour in The Netherlands in the snowy winter of 2019. I loved his tone and vibe immediately says Williams, the breadth of styles under his fingertips reminded me of how I think about my music and I thought he'd bring a great sound to the project and tour.
And so he has! Listen the interplay on Williams' signature cover of Dave Alvin's King of California or the drive of Williams' Not Haunted Anymore. The interplay was instantly, and intuitively, present.
Lauded as one of the top 100 acoustic guitarists of all time, Brooks is a brilliant guitarist and singer/songwriter from Boston, USA, with an instantly endearing manner and 'intelligent lyrics, strong guitar with a dose of the blues and just a touch of John Martyn influence. He has been wowing audiences with his silky voice, hook laden songs, rollicking acoustic and resonator slide guitar. A 24-year veteran of the road, born in Statesboro, Georgia (USA) and now residing in Cambridge England.
See 11 tour dates featuring Brooks Williams
Chapel Arts Centre
- St James's Memorial Hall
- Lower Borough Walls
- BA1 1QR
Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow image © (c) Kenny Mathieson 2012