Brooks Williams in Concert

Thu 23May2019

8.00 pm

At Town Hall GL6 0JF


Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” His massive repertoire spans classic roots and blues, “Trouble In Mind”, “Backwater Blues” and “Mother Earth”, as well as compelling covers from the likes of Dave Alvin, Buddy Miller and Mose Allison. His own songs are thoroughly alive with clearly-drawn ironic characters, like Frank Delandry and Evil Knievel, and rich in blues pathos. Brooks Williams has worked stages worldwide for close to thirty years, touring constantly in the US, Canada, UK and Europe. He’s played the Fairport’s Cropredy Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Costa del Folk, Shrewsbury Festival, Celtic Connections and Glastonbury Festival.  Brooks will be joined by Phil Richardson, on piano, for an evening of country-blues and soulful Americana that will appeal to a wide audience. 


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