Keller's New Album '12,' Streets December 18, 2007

photo by Brent Fuqua- for the Grateful Web

Keller Williams has been called guitar's mad-scientist, a one-man band for the new millennium, and dozens of other clever sobriquets dreamed up by fans and music journalists trying to get a handle on his uplifting and ever-shifting style of music. Though Keller's music has evolved since he first started playing music over twenty years ago, some things have remained constant: Keller is a prolific artist, an exceptional guitarist, and an accomplished songwriter.  Now, Keller's twelfth album release looks back at a ground-breaking and already remarkable career.  Aptly titled 12, the album features one standout song from each of his previous eleven releases.  Keller himself dubs this his album of "hitless greatest hits." Added to the mix is one new, previously un-recorded song. While the Keller Williams adventure has only just begun, 12 is a fantastic celebration of a musical milestone.  Look for 12 in stores on December 18, 2007 on SCI Fidelity Records.

Also this fall, Keller Williams and The WMD'S will tour the east coast. The WMD'S features Williams on guitar/vocals, Keith Moseley on bass (The String Cheese Incident),  Gibb Droll on guitar (Marc Broussard), and Jeff Sipe on drums (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Trey Anastasio, Susan Tedeschi, Phil Lesh).  The WMD'S debuted at select festival performances this past summer, including an epic and electrifying Bonnaroo show.  Their November run of shows brings them to indoor venues for headlining shows. 

The complete list of Keller Williams confirmed tour dates is as follows:
November 02 Ram's Head Live Baltimore MD Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 03 Norva Norfolk VA Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 04 9:30 Club Washington DC Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 06 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte NC Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 07 New Daisy Theater Memphis TN Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 08 Bijou Knoxville TN Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 09 Music Farm Charleston SC Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 10 Talleyrand Jacksonville FL Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 13 House of Blues Orlando FL Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 14 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale FL Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 15 Soul Kitchen Mobile AL Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 16 Georgia Theatre Athens GA Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 17 Zydeco Birmingham AL Keller Williams and The WMD'S
November 18 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh NC Keller Williams and The WMD'S
December 01 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins CO
December 13 Breezes Runaway Bay Runaway Bay Jamaica
December 28 Beacon Theatre New York NY w/ moe.
December 31 Tweeter Center Camden NJ w/ The Disco Biscuits

Keller Williams has been refining his unique kind of performance art for almost 15 years, logging over 100 gigs annually, and he's a productive recording artist as well.  His calling card?  - a creative combination of talent and technology.  Known, of course, for his astonishing one-man show, Keller Williams surrounds himself with instruments and pedals and slides from one to the next. While his songs are rooted in Williams' warm voice and spirited acoustic guitar, Keller gives them depth and breadth via looping and delay. Keller essentially accompanies himself, looping several instruments, and filling up an entire room with lush layers of sound … just one man and a humongous imagination. 

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