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Keith Angel

Feb 24th 2017 @ Ukrainian Centre,

Doncaster, United Kingdom
I Was There
Friday, February 24th, 2017
7:30 PM
Ukrainian Centre,
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Brooks Williams, from Statesboro, Georgia USA (the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell and his song Statesboro Blues), creates a super-charged acoustic music that draws heavily on both his blues and Americana roots. The resulting sound can be described as Blues-icana, that confluence of crossroads where American roots music comes together.
Keys And Chords describes Williams' music as "A beautiful fusion of blues, old country and a touch Americana. fRoots says Williams "really rocks, stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves." Like drinking whiskey from a honey jar, you get both the sweet and the bite. Resonator slide and acoustic Piedmont picking lay down the groove while Williams' laid-back low-country vocal floats over top.
Brooks Williams got his start in the clubs and bars around New York and Boston (the same music scene that years earlier sparked the careers of Bonnie Raitt and Chris Smither). There, playing 5-6 nights a week, he developed his signature roots sound. From the very beginning and still to this day, audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band?
In 2013 Williams 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 has that way of delivering a song that plays with the line the way a slide guitarist teases the notes from the strings.

And he's one helluva good guitar player, ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.