Folks in the Northwest Arkansas area...a wonderful experience awaits you. Be sure to dust off your creativity hats and your dancing pants, because Keller Williams is coming to George’s Majestic Lounge! (On Thursday, November 29, 2012.)
If you’ve never seen a performance from Williams, you’re in for a big treat…an enormous, delicious, musical brownie sundae treat with whatever toppings your heart desires. And really, this tasty dessert is a pretty good analogy for Keller Williams’ sound. It has a great foundation (the brownie); chock full of the best, most well-trained ingredients from all across the country. Next are the cool, indulgent vocals – from political lyrics to boob tunes. And finally, piled on top are the hot fudge and nuts; like a personally-made brownie sundae, Williams adds flavor and his own touch to every performance.
Now, maybe that analogy got away from me. Or maybe I’m just hungry for a brownie sundae and live music. But regardless, seeing a show featuring Keller Williams is a special treat. He magically weaves flawless instrumentation and vocals using a fancy looping machine. And unlike many other ‘loopers,’ Keller Williams really knows how to use it. He frequently switches instruments, records vocals and interacts with the crowd – with seemingly no effort to balance so many activities at once. Often called a one-man jam band, a show from Williams is impressive and inspiring to say the least.
Not only is Williams a wonderful solo artist, but he also has a wonderful résumé of collaborations. He’s worked with the talents of the Travelin’ McCourys, Yonder Mountain String Band, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee and many more. In 2010, he released an album for children called Kids, trying to win the hearts and dance moves of the under-10 crowd; and I’ve heard he was successful!
There’s just something about musicians like Keller Williams. He is honest and open; he writes music for children and also for adults. He works hard to support music and musicians, both through charity and on his own. Every note he plays has heart in its reverberations, and you can feel that coming straight at you from the stage.
During his show, I’m hoping to catch a well-rounded variety of songs, from instrumentals and covers to bass-heavy beats and lyrical ballads. Keller Williams’ shows are always evolving and improving, so you can expect many nuggets of awesome nestled into each and every show he plays. This is the beauty of music and innovative musicians like Williams.
The concert is November 29 at George’s Majestic Lounge on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, Ark. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 9:30. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 day of, and this show is 18+! Hooray!