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Playlist of Boston Blackie (guitarist)

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  • MacMull S-Classic - unboxing the best Strat-Style guitar I ever played!

    26:26

    The guitars MacMull create allow for a complete freedom of expression... they translate your emotions like no other. The S-Classic I am unboxing here is a masterpiece... you'll hear a lot from her....



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  • Eric Clapton - 18 April 1998, New York City, MSG - Complete show 2020 Remaster

    2:1:58

    MESSAGE: Have you ones filmed or recorded a show with Eric Clapton, but since forgotten all about it? Please consider to share it now. Time is passing, and some unique recordings might already be lost forever. The goal of the Slowhand Archive Project is to ensure rare recordings and films with Eric Clapton, are unearthed and shared for free with fellow music fans, before they are lost forever.

    We will help digitize, remaster and share with respect for your work and efforts recording the show. If you have filmed or recorded a show with EC, please get in touch on this email address: contact[@]slowhandarchive.com

    This is a true global fan project, made by Eric Clapton fans for Eric Clapton fans. The videos have received a revolving text-logo in the lower right corner making life for bootleggers and dishonest copycats, as hard as possible. Enjoy!

    Date: 18 April 1998

    Venue:
    Madison Square Garden
    New York, NY
    United States

    Retransferred in July 2020 from Mike's master Super8 NTSC tapes, remastered, colour and speed corrected. Footage was then synced to Keytohwy's excellent audio track recorded with Schoeps CCM4's. All thanks to Keytohwy for sharing his audio with the MMM project.

    Setlist:
    01. My Father’s Eyes
    02. Pilgrim
    03. One Chance
    04. River of Tears
    05. Going Down Slow
    06. She’s Gone
    07. Tears in Heaven
    08. Layla
    09. Change The World
    10. Old Love
    11. Crossroads
    12. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
    13. I Shot The Sheriff
    14. Wonderful Tonight
    15. Tearing Us Apart
    16. Cocaine
    17. Sunshine of Your Love (encore)

    Lineup:
    Eric Clapton – guitar / vocals
    Andy Fairweather Low – guitar / vocals
    Nathan East – bass / vocals
    Alan Darby – guitar / vocals
    Tim Carmon – keyboards / vocals
    Kenneth Crouch – keyboards
    Ricky Lawson – drums
    Katie Kissoon – backing vocals
    Chyna – backing vocals
    Charlean Hines – backing vocals
    20 Piece Orchestra - Nick Ingman, Conductor

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  • Svartidauði | Scandinavian Tour 2019

    5:59

    Svartidauði @ Scandinavian tour 2019.
    30/09/2019 Oslo - Norway.

    Sigue a Svartidauði:


    Sigue a Van records:


    Sigue a Tales From The Frontline en: &

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  • The Hold Steadys Craig Finn talks about The Replacements in the documentary COLOR ME OBSESSED

    29:56

    The complete unedited interview with The Hold Steady's Craig Finn for Gorman Bechard's documentary COLOR ME OBSESSED, A FILM ABOUT THE REPLACEMENTS. The deluxe 2-disc DVD edition is available everywhere.
    Buy it now:
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  • Using melodic minor in the blues

    12:50

    Where do those cool lines come from ? The great jazz and fusion players often use melodic minor to create tension leading to every dominant chord.

  • Chuck E Weiss - Boston Blackie from Red Beans And Weiss - April 2014

    4:02

    From the album 'Red Beans And Weiss', as performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Standard YouTube License.
    Featuring:
    Chuck E. Weiss: Lead Vocals
    Tony Gilkyson: Guitar
    J.J. Holiday: Slide Guitar
    Michael Murphy: Piano
    Will MacGregor: Bass
    Cece Worrall-Rubin: Baritone Sax
    Nick Vincent: Drums
    Don Heffington: Percussion
    and featuring Johnny Depp: Guitar

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  • Strat-off Fender Custom Shop vs Macmull Custom Guitars with Steve from Boston #TGU18

    14:44

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    Steve from Boston and I plucked out two of our favourite strats from Thomann and jammed and talked about why we liked each one. It was not easy to pick a winner


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  • Chuck E. Weiss - Boston Blackie

    3:51

    Boston Blackie by Chuck E. Weiss from the album 'Red Beans and Weiss', out now!
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  • Sunnyland Slim at Delta Fish Market in Chicago

    2:32

    Sunnyland Slim performing at the late, lamented Delta Fish Market on Chicago's west side, c. early 1980s. The band is Sunnyland Slim, piano & vocals; Bennie Boston Blackie Houston, guitar; Hound Dog Taylor's long-time drummer Ted Harvey, drums; Sam Burckhardt, sax; unknown, bass.

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  • 2172 - Searchin - Coasters cover - vocal & acoustic guitar & chords

    3:35

    Guitar chords and lyrics are HERE:
    Capo 3


    This was #3 in USA in 1957.

    INTRO:
    A
    (Gonna find her)..(Gonna find her)

    (Gonna find her)..(Gonna find her)
    A
    Yeah, I've been searchin'..I been searchin'..

    Oh, yeah, searchin' every which a-way, yay-yay.
    D
    Oh, yeah, searchin', I'm searchin'..
    A
    Searchin' every which a-way, yay-yay.
    E7
    But I'm like that Northwest Mountie..
    D A
    You know I'll bring her in someday.

    (Gonna find her)..(Gonna find her)

    #1.
    A
    Well, now if I have to swim a river..

    you know I will.

    And if I have to climb a mountain..

    you know I will.

    And if she's hiding up, on Blueberry Hill..
    A7
    Am I gonna find her, child? You know I will.

    CHORUS:
    D
    Cause I've been searching, oh yeah, searching.
    A
    My goodness, child, searching every which a-way, yea-yea.
    E7
    But I'm like that Northwest Mountie..
    D A
    You know I'll bring her in some day.

    #2.
    A
    Well, Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade got nothing, child, on me.

    Sergeant Friday, Charlie Chan, and Boston Blackie.

    No matter where she's hiding, she's gonna hear me comin'..

    Cause I'm gonna walk right down that street
    A7
    like Bulldog Drummond..

    CHORUS:
    D
    Cause I've been searching, oh yeah, searching.
    A
    My goodness,child, searching every which a-way, yea-yea.
    E7
    But I'm like that Northwest Mountie..
    D A
    You know I'll bring her in some day.

    OUTRO:
    E7
    But I'm like that Northwest Mountie..
    D
    You know I'll bring her in some day.


    A fifties smash from Kraziekhat.

  • Macmull Custom Guitars | Guitar Talk | Guitcon 2017

    15:56

    Gear used:
    We use Triad-Orbit stands for our videos exclusively:
    A huge shoutout to Henning aka Eytschpi42! Without him, GuitCon would not have been possible!
    Check out his channel here:

    A guitar brand from Jerusalem: Macmull Custom Guitars has a special recipe to create their boutique guitars!

    Interesting bits and pieces:
    0:00 Macmull Heartbreaker & Macmull S-Classic | Playing & Jamming

    from 2:05: Talking
    3:31 Amit R. Sadras, Tal Macmull - Founders of Macmull
    4:23 Do we need another boutique guitar company?
    5:26 Comparison is key
    7:20 It's a piece of art for us!
    7:33 Usage of old woods
    9:16 Pickups are wound in-house as well
    10:32 Pickup wiring secrets
    12:10 Matching of all the components
    13:13 Trust your heart

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  • The Rumjacks - One Summers Day - Live at Le Ferrailleur

    3:21

    August 21, 2018 The Rumjacks played at Le Ferrailleur (Nantes, France) - Here is track 20/22 from that Full Show!

    Thank you to the venue for providing us this footage!

    Production - Le Ferrailleur & Les Studios Bellarue 17
    Producer - Thomas Nedelec
    Director cut - Les Studios Bellarue 17 - Mal'h
    Assistant director - Euqr DamJadczik & Claude Samnick

    Camera Operators:
    QForce
    Lady McBilde
    Paul Chabot
    Alan Richard

    Sounddesigner: Mickael Horcet
    Light: Matthieu Carton
    Community manager: François Montupet





    LYRICS:

    They married in the civic hall, avoiding all the rigmarole
    A prick of a man we liked to call ‘Cock-a-doodled-Andy'
    Drank a pint o' ‘truth-be-told', called the bride a filthy moll
    There the party lost control & rioted ‘til Sunday

    Toward the quay they went, spewed all o'er the pavement
    Torched the halls o' Parliament & smashed up all the stores
    The crusty invalids, the men, the women, the rusty lids
    All played a game o' busty-heads & settled up old scores

    Our Fathers never taught us nowt can fall into a fist
    Our mothers never told us there'd be DAYS LIKE THIS!
    Now we're screamin' at the coppers with a belly full o piss
    What a helluva way to celebrate yer day

    Oh I love you so, I hope I get to let you know before they lock my silly arse away
    Oh I love you so, don't forget to write me tho' & I'll return to you one summers day

    No bottles! No blades allowed shouted Father Hugh MacLeod
    Who kissed his beads, blessed the crowd & rolled upboth his sleeves
    Soon I found me on the toes o' Blackie Anderson
    Who promised he would put me on me arse before he leaves

    He gouged an eye, he took an ear to match the one he took the year
    I took away his Mary dear & made her all me own
    The right, the left, the hook, he played the fox, I played the chook
    And I carved him like a turkey to the bone

    Oh I love you so, I hope I get to let you know before they lock my silly arse away
    Oh I love you so, don't forget to write me tho' & I'll return to you one summers day

    Oh I love you so, I hope I get to let you know before they lock my silly arse away
    Oh I love you so, don't forget to write me tho' & I'll return to you one summers day

    Sticks, stones, broken bones, bleedin' hearts & broken homes
    All screamin' for the preacher wi' his holy wine & wafer
    Still the pipes o' war howled away & way before thedust had even settled
    We were in the mornin' paper

    By the Merc'n'tile the mob were near collapse
    When Casey barred the door & kicked the head off all the taps
    And we pissed away the pain of all the punches and the slaps
    'til the wallopers came to sweep us off the bay

    Oh I love you so, I hope I get to let you know before they lock my silly arse away
    Oh I love you so, don't forget to write me tho' & I'll return to you one summers day

    #therumjacks #therumjacksliveinfrance #rumjacks

  • Willie P. Bennett - Red Dress

    5:25

    @ the 2nd Fred Eaglesmith Texas Weekend, 3/12/05 at Saengerhall in New Braunfels, TX.

  • Brooks Williams - Shaking These Christmas Blues

    4:09

    Brooks Williams sings his seasonal classic Shaking These Christmas Blues at Blue Rock Studios near Wimberley, Texas on October 30, 2014.



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    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. The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” Whether playing his trusty National resonator slide guitar, his road-worn Collings acoustic or his tobacco-burst Washburn hollow-body, this guy knows a thing or two about the guitar. Over the years he’s picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.

    With twenty-two albums to his name, including Brooks' Blues (2017), My Turn Now (2016) and Shreveport Sessions (2014), Williams has recorded for labels as diverse as Signature Sounds, Green Linnet Records, Reveal Records, Solid Air Records, as well as his own Red Guitar Blue Music. He’s learned the studio trade first-hand working with roots music producers like Colin Linden (Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn) in Toronto and Phil Madeira (Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris) in Nashville. His music has featured on the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada) and NPR (USA) and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world. WUMB-FM radio in Boston (USA) voted him one of their Top 100 Artists.

    Brooks Williams tours relentlessly in the US, UK & Europe. Recent appearances include Celtic Connections (Scotland), Meneer Frits (Netherlands), Cambridge Folk Festival (England), Falcon Ridge Festival (USA), Cathedral Quarter Festival (N. Ireland), and Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada). All in all, thousands of gigs over thousands of miles!

  • Brooks Williams - Carry On

    4:34

    Brooks Williams performing his song Carry On (from the 2013 CD 'New Everything') in concert at St Ives Cambridgeshire England. Filmed by Mike Watts.



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    _______

    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. The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” Whether playing his trusty National resonator slide guitar, his road-worn Collings acoustic or his tobacco-burst Washburn hollow-body, this guy knows a thing or two about the guitar. Over the years he’s picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.

    With twenty-two albums to his name, including Brooks' Blues (2017), My Turn Now (2016) and Shreveport Sessions (2014), Williams has recorded for labels as diverse as Signature Sounds, Green Linnet Records, Reveal Records, Solid Air Records, as well as his own Red Guitar Blue Music. He’s learned the studio trade first-hand working with roots music producers like Colin Linden (Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn) in Toronto and Phil Madeira (Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris) in Nashville. His music has featured on the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada) and NPR (USA) and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world. WUMB-FM radio in Boston (USA) voted him one of their Top 100 Artists.

    Brooks Williams tours relentlessly in the US, UK & Europe. Recent appearances include Celtic Connections (Scotland), Meneer Frits (Netherlands), Cambridge Folk Festival (England), Falcon Ridge Festival (USA), Cathedral Quarter Festival (N. Ireland), and Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada). All in all, thousands of gigs over thousands of miles!

  • Chuck E. Weiss - Exile On Main Street Blues

    4:53

    Listen to the album in its entirety at
    Exile On Main Street Blues by Chuck E. Weiss from the album 'Red Beans and Weiss', out now!
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  • NYAH Festival 2019 Fintan Mc Manus Antoin Mac Gabhann Mick O Connor

    3:56

    NYAH Festival 2019 Fintan Mc Manus Guitar Fermanagh -Antoin Mac Gabhann Fiddle Co Cavan & London’s Mick O Connor Banjo as part of NYAH Jig Of Life Concert March 8th 2019

  • The Whiskey And Blackie Way

    3:36

    A baby blues song to Jesus for New Years

  • Pat Boone - Searchin

    2:50

    From '' Boss Beat! ''
    Label: Dot Records ‎– DLP 25594
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
    Country: US
    Released: 1964

    Tracklist
    A1 Memphis
    A2 I Want To Hold Your Hand
    A3 Raindrops
    A4 The Loco-motion
    A5 Kansas City
    A6 Hey Baby
    B1 Walk Right In
    B2 Sweet Little Sixteen
    B3 Mashed Potato Time
    B4 Searchin'
    B5 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
    B6 Our Day Will Come

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    Searchin' is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller specifically for The Coasters.
    It was released as a single on Atco Records in March 1957, and topped the Rhythm and Blues Chart for twelve weeks. It reached #3 on the national pop singles chart.

    Although the Coasters had previously done well on the R&B charts, it was Searchin' (along with Young Blood on the flip side) that sparked the group's rock and roll fame.

    Singer/songwriter Paul McCartney chose Searchin' as one of his Desert Island Discs in 1982.
    McCartney performed the song with The Beatles during their audition for Decca Records on 1 January 1962.

    The song is featured in the 1999 Warner Bros. animated movie, The Iron Giant, the musical revue Smokey Joe's Cafe, and the 1999 biographical film October Sky.

    The song

    The lyrics, written by Leiber, use vernacular phrasing.
    The plot revolves around the singer's determination to find his love wherever she may be, even if he must resort to detective work.
    The song's notable gimmick was in citing specific law-enforcement figures from popular culture, such as Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan, Joe Friday, Sam Spade, Boston Blackie, Bulldog Drummond, and the Northwest Mounted Police (The Mounties).
    The vocals of the Coasters' lead singer Billy Guy are raw and insistent.
    Driving the song is a pounding piano rhythm of two bass notes alternating on every second beat.

    The theme of the song is searching for love:

    Well, I'm searching
    Yeah I'm gonna find her

    The refrain is simple variations of this phrase

    Gonna find her, yeah ah, gonna find her

    The track was recorded in Los Angeles on 15 February 1957; the backing band comprised Gil Bernal (tenor sax), Mike Stoller (piano and arrangement), Barney Kessell (guitar), Ralph Harrison (bass), and Jesse Sailes (drums).

    Cover versions

    The song has been covered by:
    The Beatles,
    the Grateful Dead,
    The Hollies,
    Wanda Jackson,
    Neil Sedaka,
    and The Spencer Davis Group, among many others.

    Jim Croce included some of the lyrics in his version of Chain Gang.

  • Brooks Williams - My Turn Now

    3:18

    Brooks Williams plays My Turn Now at the Green Note in London in August 2014. Words and music by Brooks Williams. Filmed by Mike Watts.



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    _______

    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. The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” Whether playing his trusty National resonator slide guitar, his road-worn Collings acoustic or his tobacco-burst Washburn hollow-body, this guy knows a thing or two about the guitar. Over the years he’s picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.

    With twenty-two albums to his name, including Brooks' Blues (2017), My Turn Now (2016) and Shreveport Sessions (2014), Williams has recorded for labels as diverse as Signature Sounds, Green Linnet Records, Reveal Records, Solid Air Records, as well as his own Red Guitar Blue Music. He’s learned the studio trade first-hand working with roots music producers like Colin Linden (Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn) in Toronto and Phil Madeira (Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris) in Nashville. His music has featured on the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada) and NPR (USA) and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world. WUMB-FM radio in Boston (USA) voted him one of their Top 100 Artists.

    Brooks Williams tours relentlessly in the US, UK & Europe. Recent appearances include Celtic Connections (Scotland), Meneer Frits (Netherlands), Cambridge Folk Festival (England), Falcon Ridge Festival (USA), Cathedral Quarter Festival (N. Ireland), and Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada). All in all, thousands of gigs over thousands of miles!

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  • Big Ball Stars for Club Vodka Blind in Texas

    4:43

    Big Ball Stars for Club Vodka
    Blind in Texas
    Vocals - Jizzy Pearl
    Guitar - Chris Holmes
    Guitar - Kerri Kelli
    Bass - Chip Z' Nuff
    Drums - Jimmy D'Anda
    Sound - Anthony Focx
    Video - MrKruzinKenny
    Copyright 2011'
    Kruzin Services

  • Brooks Williams - New Everything

    2:10

    Brooks Williams sings New Everything at Blue Rock Studios near Wimberley, Texas on October 30, 2014.



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    _______

    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. The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” Whether playing his trusty National resonator slide guitar, his road-worn Collings acoustic or his tobacco-burst Washburn hollow-body, this guy knows a thing or two about the guitar. Over the years he’s picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.

    With twenty-two albums to his name, including Brooks' Blues (2017), My Turn Now (2016) and Shreveport Sessions (2014), Williams has recorded for labels as diverse as Signature Sounds, Green Linnet Records, Reveal Records, Solid Air Records, as well as his own Red Guitar Blue Music. He’s learned the studio trade first-hand working with roots music producers like Colin Linden (Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn) in Toronto and Phil Madeira (Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris) in Nashville. His music has featured on the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada) and NPR (USA) and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world. WUMB-FM radio in Boston (USA) voted him one of their Top 100 Artists.

    Brooks Williams tours relentlessly in the US, UK & Europe. Recent appearances include Celtic Connections (Scotland), Meneer Frits (Netherlands), Cambridge Folk Festival (England), Falcon Ridge Festival (USA), Cathedral Quarter Festival (N. Ireland), and Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada). All in all, thousands of gigs over thousands of miles!

  • BOC Jims DVD #1

    2:37

    We are extremely fortunate that our longtime friend Jim Valentini has graciously provided us with DVD copies of all his films going back to '75 up to '81. Very early footage including some that are silent! Volume # 1 from Duluth & Winnipeg'77, Minot '79 and Rockford '75.

  • Stu Hamm Hartke Demonstration NAMM 2013-Bay Area Backstage

    11:15

    Born in New Orleans, Hamm spent his childhood and youth in Champaign, Illinois, where he studied bass and piano, played in the stage band at Champaign Central High School, and was selected to the Illinois All-State Band. Hamm graduated from Hanover High in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1978 while living in Norwich, Vermont. Following high school, he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he met guitarist Steve Vai and, through him, met Joe Satriani. Hamm played bass on Vai's debut solo album, Flex-Able, which was released in 1984.
    Hamm has performed and recorded with Steve Vai, Frank Gambale, Joe Satriani and many other well-respected guitarists. It was playing live on tour with Satriani that brought Hamm's skills to national attention. Subsequent recordings with Satriani and other rock/fusion artists, along with the release of his own solo recordings (featuring a.o. keyboard player Tommy Mars), solidified his reputation as a bassist and performer.

    Sunday Jan 27
    • 12-1 Demo Hartke Booth

  • Journeyman Promo Video Final

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  • Cellar Sessions: Brooks Williams - Walk You Off My Mind October 25th, 2018 City Winery New York

    4:07

    Brooks Williams sits down for a One On One Session at City Winery New York on October 25th, 2018. Watch the full session here: For more info visit: Audio & Video by: Ehud Lazin

    Setlist:
    Mama's Song
    Bright Side Of The Blues
    Rock Me
    Walk You Off My Mind

    At the crossroads of blues and American roots music you’ll find Brooks Williams. “Setting new standards and a fresh direction for the blues,” says Blues In Britain, and creating a “beautiful fusion” (Keys And Chords). Just when you think he can’t sing a blues-ier note, he sings it. Just when you think he can’t strum a deeper groove, he strums it.

    Brooks Williams was born in Statesboro, Georgia, USA (the town made famous by the classic song Statesboro Blues), and did his apprenticeship in the small bars and coffeehouses of New York and Boston, following in the footsteps of Chris Smither, Rory Block, Shawn Colvin, Maria Muldaur, David Bromberg and Leo Kottke, all whom he gigged with from time-to-time when he was starting out.

    The result of those early years is an unflagging career that goes from strength to strength. “Lucky Star,” Williams’ 28th solo recording, is already turning heads and making itself known on playlists throughout the world. The Second Line groove that runs throughout every track would make the late Allen Toussaint proud.

    Williams performs hundreds of solo and band shows throughout Europe, North America and the UK each year and regularly collaborates with an impressive list of fellow musicians, including Hans Theessink, Guy Davis, Sally Barker, Boo Hewerdine, Paul Jones, and Rab Noakes.

    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.” That voice earned Brooks a nomination for Best Male Vocalist by Spiral Earth, one of the UK’s most respected roots music publications.

    He’s no slouch as a songwriter, and has an impeccable ear for a good cover. Williams’ original songs are typically sophisticated musically, and yet sound immediately familiar – a sign of a skilled songwriter”, writes Down At The Crossroads. His massive repertoire spans classic roots and blues. Check out his version of Dave Alvin’s “King Of California” and follow it with Williams’ instant classic, “Gambling Man.”

    Brooks Williams has played all the major stages, like The Birchmere in Virginia, The Guthrie Center in Massachusetts, The Tolbooth in Scotland, The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in England, Meneer Frits in The Netherlands, Harvest Blues in Ireland, The Avalon Theater in Maryland, JazzLand in Austria, The Stables in England, and Blues Au Chateau in France. And he gets invited back.

    He’s played the Fairport Cropredy Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Costa del Folk, Shrewsbury Festival, Celtic Connections and the Glastonbury Festival.

    He’s recorded for labels as diverse as Signature Sounds, Green Linnet Records, Reveal Records, Solid Air Records, as well as his own Red Guitar Blue Music. He’s learned the studio trade first-hand working with roots music producers like Colin Linden (Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn) in Toronto and Phil Madeira (Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris) in Nashville.

    His instructional guitar workshops frequently sell out, and his teaching is in demand at music camps and colleges around the world. His music has featured on the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada), NPR (USA) and Sirius XM (USA), and he’s charted on the FOLKDJ chart, EuroAmericana chart and Blues Lists around the world. WUMB-FM in Boston (USA) voted him one of their Top 100 Artists.

    Praised by Blues Matters, fRoots, Rolling Stone, the Boston Globe and Mojo, Williams is at the top of his game. His tour schedule has never been busier. He writes and records at an astonishing pace. He loves it, and that love exudes from every note.

  • Brooks Williams - Time 4 Love

    4:21

    Brooks Williams performs his song Time 4 Love (a sultry, sexy slow-burner) from his album New Everything in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, in March 2013.



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    _______

    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. The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” Whether playing his trusty National resonator slide guitar, his road-worn Collings acoustic or his tobacco-burst Washburn hollow-body, this guy knows a thing or two about the guitar. Over the years he’s picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.

    With twenty-two albums to his name, including Brooks' Blues (2017), My Turn Now (2016) and Shreveport Sessions (2014), Williams has recorded for labels as diverse as Signature Sounds, Green Linnet Records, Reveal Records, Solid Air Records, as well as his own Red Guitar Blue Music. He’s learned the studio trade first-hand working with roots music producers like Colin Linden (Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn) in Toronto and Phil Madeira (Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris) in Nashville. His music has featured on the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada) and NPR (USA) and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world. WUMB-FM radio in Boston (USA) voted him one of their Top 100 Artists.

    Brooks Williams tours relentlessly in the US, UK & Europe. Recent appearances include Celtic Connections (Scotland), Meneer Frits (Netherlands), Cambridge Folk Festival (England), Falcon Ridge Festival (USA), Cathedral Quarter Festival (N. Ireland), and Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada). All in all, thousands of gigs over thousands of miles!

  • Fender American Standard Stratocaster

    1:57

    My buddy went overseas and left me his brand spanking new Strat. So of course I did dirty things to it! This is through my Roland Microcube on the Brit Combo setting, full gain. Improvising over some backing track I found on youtube. Sorry about the mess.

  • Brooks Williams - Time I Spend With You

    5:16

    Brooks Williams performs his East Texas blues inspired Time I Spend With You at Cultuurhuis in Heerlen in The Netherlands on April 28, 2015. Filmed by Theo Looijmans.



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    _______

    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. The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” Whether playing his trusty National resonator slide guitar, his road-worn Collings acoustic or his tobacco-burst Washburn hollow-body, this guy knows a thing or two about the guitar. Over the years he’s picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.

    With twenty-two albums to his name, including Brooks' Blues (2017), My Turn Now (2016) and Shreveport Sessions (2014), Williams has recorded for labels as diverse as Signature Sounds, Green Linnet Records, Reveal Records, Solid Air Records, as well as his own Red Guitar Blue Music. He’s learned the studio trade first-hand working with roots music producers like Colin Linden (Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn) in Toronto and Phil Madeira (Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris) in Nashville. His music has featured on the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada) and NPR (USA) and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world. WUMB-FM radio in Boston (USA) voted him one of their Top 100 Artists.

    Brooks Williams tours relentlessly in the US, UK & Europe. Recent appearances include Celtic Connections (Scotland), Meneer Frits (Netherlands), Cambridge Folk Festival (England), Falcon Ridge Festival (USA), Cathedral Quarter Festival (N. Ireland), and Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada). All in all, thousands of gigs over thousands of miles!

  • Kiss - Lick It Up End of the Road World Tour 27.6.19

    6:54

    Blackie Davidson:
    Blackie Davidson FB:
    Tons of Rock 2019:
    Tons of Rock 2018:
    Tons of Rock:

    Kiss:

  • Brooks Williams - Darkness

    2:58

    Brooks Williams performing his 2011 song Darkness on cigar box guitar at The Ram Club, Thames Ditton, UK, November 2014.



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    _______

    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. The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” Whether playing his trusty National resonator slide guitar, his road-worn Collings acoustic or his tobacco-burst Washburn hollow-body, this guy knows a thing or two about the guitar. Over the years he’s picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.

    With twenty-two albums to his name, including Brooks' Blues (2017), My Turn Now (2016) and Shreveport Sessions (2014), Williams has recorded for labels as diverse as Signature Sounds, Green Linnet Records, Reveal Records, Solid Air Records, as well as his own Red Guitar Blue Music. He’s learned the studio trade first-hand working with roots music producers like Colin Linden (Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn) in Toronto and Phil Madeira (Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris) in Nashville. His music has featured on the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada) and NPR (USA) and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world. WUMB-FM radio in Boston (USA) voted him one of their Top 100 Artists.

    Brooks Williams tours relentlessly in the US, UK & Europe. Recent appearances include Celtic Connections (Scotland), Meneer Frits (Netherlands), Cambridge Folk Festival (England), Falcon Ridge Festival (USA), Cathedral Quarter Festival (N. Ireland), and Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada). All in all, thousands of gigs over thousands of miles!

  • Blues Improv In E - Audio has returned!

    2:31

    A finger picked jazzed up blues. My Silvertone Archtop with a GFS Thin Jazz pickup through my '75 Silverface Princeton Reverb.

  • Jimis Tune - Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar

    1:24

    Music, an instrumental dedicated to Jimi Hendrix by Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar from the CD Four-TH - Tom Hendricks, editor of the zine Musea and his 1964 Silvertone Guitar. Long live the revolution in the arts.

  • Old Slewfoot

    2:55

    Blackie & the Rodeo Kings

  • Cellar Sessions: Brooks Williams - Bright Side Of The Blues October 25th, 2018 City Winery New York

    3:40

    Brooks Williams sits down for a One On One Session at City Winery New York on October 25th, 2018. Watch the full session here: For more info visit: Audio & Video by: Ehud Lazin

    Setlist:
    Mama's Song
    Bright Side Of The Blues
    Rock Me
    Walk You Off My Mind

    At the crossroads of blues and American roots music you’ll find Brooks Williams. “Setting new standards and a fresh direction for the blues,” says Blues In Britain, and creating a “beautiful fusion” (Keys And Chords). Just when you think he can’t sing a blues-ier note, he sings it. Just when you think he can’t strum a deeper groove, he strums it.

    Brooks Williams was born in Statesboro, Georgia, USA (the town made famous by the classic song Statesboro Blues), and did his apprenticeship in the small bars and coffeehouses of New York and Boston, following in the footsteps of Chris Smither, Rory Block, Shawn Colvin, Maria Muldaur, David Bromberg and Leo Kottke, all whom he gigged with from time-to-time when he was starting out.

    The result of those early years is an unflagging career that goes from strength to strength. “Lucky Star,” Williams’ 28th solo recording, is already turning heads and making itself known on playlists throughout the world. The Second Line groove that runs throughout every track would make the late Allen Toussaint proud.

    Williams performs hundreds of solo and band shows throughout Europe, North America and the UK each year and regularly collaborates with an impressive list of fellow musicians, including Hans Theessink, Guy Davis, Sally Barker, Boo Hewerdine, Paul Jones, and Rab Noakes.

    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.” That voice earned Brooks a nomination for Best Male Vocalist by Spiral Earth, one of the UK’s most respected roots music publications.

    He’s no slouch as a songwriter, and has an impeccable ear for a good cover. Williams’ original songs are typically sophisticated musically, and yet sound immediately familiar – a sign of a skilled songwriter”, writes Down At The Crossroads. His massive repertoire spans classic roots and blues. Check out his version of Dave Alvin’s “King Of California” and follow it with Williams’ instant classic, “Gambling Man.”

    Brooks Williams has played all the major stages, like The Birchmere in Virginia, The Guthrie Center in Massachusetts, The Tolbooth in Scotland, The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in England, Meneer Frits in The Netherlands, Harvest Blues in Ireland, The Avalon Theater in Maryland, JazzLand in Austria, The Stables in England, and Blues Au Chateau in France. And he gets invited back.

    He’s played the Fairport Cropredy Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Costa del Folk, Shrewsbury Festival, Celtic Connections and the Glastonbury Festival.

    He’s recorded for labels as diverse as Signature Sounds, Green Linnet Records, Reveal Records, Solid Air Records, as well as his own Red Guitar Blue Music. He’s learned the studio trade first-hand working with roots music producers like Colin Linden (Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn) in Toronto and Phil Madeira (Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris) in Nashville.

    His instructional guitar workshops frequently sell out, and his teaching is in demand at music camps and colleges around the world. His music has featured on the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada), NPR (USA) and Sirius XM (USA), and he’s charted on the FOLKDJ chart, EuroAmericana chart and Blues Lists around the world. WUMB-FM in Boston (USA) voted him one of their Top 100 Artists.

    Praised by Blues Matters, fRoots, Rolling Stone, the Boston Globe and Mojo, Williams is at the top of his game. His tour schedule has never been busier. He writes and records at an astonishing pace. He loves it, and that love exudes from every note.

  • Live! Folklife Concert: Copley Street & Owen Marshall

    3:45

    Boston based Uilleann piper Joey Abarta and fiddler Nathan Gourley (Copley Street) are two of America’s great young trad musicians, who have been playing music together daily since 2013. Their debut duo album, Copley Street, featuring Owen Marshall on Greek bouzouki, has an undeniable chemistry and demonstrates a nuanced understanding of each the other's playing. Their music includes offbeat settings of well-known tunes and beautiful pieces that seem to languish in obscurity. Copley Street is a wonderful album from two stunning young players that adds to Boston’s rich history of traditional Irish music.


    Free, live concert recorded Thursday, March 23, 2017 by Kevin Rogan and Todd DeGarmo. Edited by Kevin Rogan.

    Concert hosted and produced by Todd DeGarmo, founding director of the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library and funded in part by the Friends of Crandall Public Library and the New York State Council on the Arts - Folk Arts Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.

  • See Me In The Evening

    4:38

    Provided to YouTube by The state51 Conspiracy

    See Me In The Evening · Bob Margolin

    Hound Dog Taylor: A Tribute

    ℗ 1998 Alligator Records & Artist Mgmt., Inc

    Released on: 2009-06-18

    Music Publisher: Eyeball Music
    Composer: Taylor
    Lyricist: Taylor

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • WASP - Foxboro 3/2010 I Wanna Be Somebody

    3:39

    WASP - Foxboro (Boston, MA) 3/2010 I Wanna Be Somebody
    @ Showcase Live

    A much longer version I did can be found here:

  • Brooks Williams - My Turn Now

    3:55

    Brooks Williams playing his song, My Turn Now (a song about an auto race car driver) at The Ram Folk Club in Thames-Ditton, outside London, England, on 14 November 2014. Filmed by Mike Watts.



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    _______

    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. The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” Whether playing his trusty National resonator slide guitar, his road-worn Collings acoustic or his tobacco-burst Washburn hollow-body, this guy knows a thing or two about the guitar. Over the years he’s picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.

    With twenty-two albums to his name, including Brooks' Blues (2017), My Turn Now (2016) and Shreveport Sessions (2014), Williams has recorded for labels as diverse as Signature Sounds, Green Linnet Records, Reveal Records, Solid Air Records, as well as his own Red Guitar Blue Music. He’s learned the studio trade first-hand working with roots music producers like Colin Linden (Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn) in Toronto and Phil Madeira (Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris) in Nashville. His music has featured on the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada) and NPR (USA) and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world. WUMB-FM radio in Boston (USA) voted him one of their Top 100 Artists.

    Brooks Williams tours relentlessly in the US, UK & Europe. Recent appearances include Celtic Connections (Scotland), Meneer Frits (Netherlands), Cambridge Folk Festival (England), Falcon Ridge Festival (USA), Cathedral Quarter Festival (N. Ireland), and Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada). All in all, thousands of gigs over thousands of miles!

  • Imperial Crowns

    4:21

    The crown on the Crowns
    Nixenmeer 14th Octobre 2018
    Jimmie Wood, vocals, harmonica
    JJ holiday, guitar
    Rachel Wood, vocals
    James Carter, bass
    Billy Sullivan, drums

  • W.A.S.P._Heavens hung in black

    7:58

    The Untouchables Hard Rock Club_Jevnaker, Norway (15.08.2011)

  • Bass solo - Stuart Hamm Medley

    2:39

    Just a vid of me playing Stu's short medley a long time ago...

    Fender Show Slovenia

    29. 5. 2003

    Like and subscribe :)

  • Summer of Love - Classic Rock Tribute Band

    8:21

    Live at Triassic Vineyards - Father's Day 2019

    This is a live performance using no pre-recorded tracks. We do use a Roland GR-55 Guitar Synth alone with our Roland BK-7m for our drums, Bass & Strings which are being switched & arranged live, in real time.

  • Greg Weiss Clinic at MI

    2:35

    (800) 255-7529 (US/Canada)
    (323) 462-1384 (International/Direct)
    admissions@mi.edu


    Musicians Institute, in Hollywood, California, offers a comprehensive, hands-on education in contemporary music performance, recording, guitar making, music business and film. If you're serious about your music, your education, and your career, take a look around the site to see what MI has to offer, then contact us for more information about how we can help you reach your goals.

  • Imperial Crowns

    5:38

    2nd April 2017

    Jimmie Wood, vocals
    J.J. Holiday , guitar
    Billy Sullivan, drums
    Danny Avila, bass

  • Jimmy Would

    2:38

    Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group

    Jimmy Would · Chuck E. Weiss

    Unsung Rock Heroes

    ℗ 2020 Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group

    Released on: 2020-03-13

    Main Artist: Chuck E. Weiss

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Prairie Girl Video

    3:25

    Official video for Chris Ryan's single Prairie Girl. Features Chris Ryan, Chad Murphy, Paul Boomer Stamp, Kevin Evans, and Paul Manse Turner. Produced by Take The Shot Productions. Special thanks to Ron Hawkins, Pat Conden, Duncan DeYoung, Ian Vatcher, Peter & Rob Blackie, and Darryl Power (Stagehouse Studios). Follower Twitter account @CRyanNL for official update. Song available at

  • System of a Down-Darts720p HD

    2:49

    I made this cover from my favourite band,because i like this song :)
    Gear:
    Guitar:SX SST57
    Amp:Career CA 15
    Effect:Digitech Death Metal Distortion
    Tuning:Drop C
    Strings:Ernie Ball 10-48
    If you like it,please subscribe and check my other videos :)

  • BLIND IN TEXAS/CHRIS HOLMES BIG BALL STARS

    4:07

    BOSTON - February 7 & 8, 2009 Northeast Motorcycle Expo, Bayside Expo Center - Featuring: Robin McAuley (MSG), Jani Lane (Warrant), Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.), Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses), Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper), Brent Woods (Vince Neil), Brian Tichy (Ozzy), Robbie Crane (RATT).

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