Genre hopping multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams will return to the road this fall with a solo tour, featuring his signature live looping performances. Williams will also play a select number of dates with his Grateful Dead-inspired bluegrass group, Grateful Grass over Halloween weekend. See tour dates below.
With a career spanning more than two decades, and just as many releases, Keller Williams has built a reputation for his dynamic and unpredictable live shows. Performing both original songs and select covers, Williams creates samples on the fly using a special looping effect live on stage. Nothing is pre-recorded and no two shows are alike, making for a completely unique experience of sonically infused alt-folk and groovy electronica. To get a sense of the magic in Williams’ improvisational style, check out his recent OurVinyl session HERE.
Williams will also be taking his celebrated Grateful Grass project on the road for a select number of shows. Grateful Grass performs loose interpretations of Grateful Dead songs in a psychedelic bluegrass style, and features a rotating lineup that has included members of String Cheese Incident, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band and Leftover Salmon. Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass will make stops in New Orleans, Houston and Austin over Halloween weekend, with Wood & Wire joining as support for the last two shows.
Earlier this year Keller Williams released Sync, the debut from his latest project KWahtro. Led by Williams on guitar and vocals, KWahtro makes Acoustic Dance Music by infusing reggae, folk, jazz, afrobeat and dance rhythms into new, and innovative arrangements with help from bassist Danton Boller (Jazz Mandolin Project, Roy Hargrove), guitarist and longtime Williams’ collaborator Gibb Droll (Brandi Carlisle, Bruce Hornsby) and drummer Rodney Holmes (Carlos Santana, Steve Kimock). And as if one new album wasn’t enough, Williams also released Raw, a 10-song collection of solo acoustic material that simply showcases the artist and his instrument. These straightforward performances are not enhanced by any of his looping, and Acoustic Guitar said “Raw may just be the perfect Keller Williams album.” Hear the stripped-down track “Ticks When Told” via Daytrotter HERE.
For information about Keller Williams’ projects, click HERE.
Keller Williams 2017 Tour
September 28 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
September 29 – Bouckville, NY – BBQ Joint
September 30 – Ocala, FL – Oktoberfest
October 6 – Plymouth, NH – The Flying Monkey
October 7 – Portland, ME – Aura
October 8 – Stratton Mountain, VT – Summer Concert Series *
October 13 – Eureka Springs, AR – Hillberry Harvest Moon Festival
October 14 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
October 20 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
October 21 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’
October 26 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater *
October 27 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live *
October 28 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ *
November 2 – Knoxville, TN – The Concourse at The International
November 3 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
November 4 – Memphis, TN – Buckman Performing Arts Center
November 9 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street
November 10 – State College, PA – State Theatre
November 11 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
* = Grateful Grass
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