Genre hopping multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keller Williams will bring his signature solo looping show to The Caribou Room on February 10. Williams has built a reputation for his dynamic and unpredictable solo performances, where he creates samples on the fly using a special looping effect live on stage, playing both original songs and select covers. Nothing is pre-recorded and no two shows are alike, making for a completely unique experience of sonically infused alt-folk and groovy electronica. Entertainment Weekly recently included Williams' tour as a must-see event in their Fall Concert Guide. To get a sense of the magic in Williams’ improvisational style, watch him perform "Mantra" in his OurVinyl session HERE.
With a career spanning over 20 years, and just as many releases, the ever-evolving Keller Williams refuses to settle for the status quo. His unmatched creativity and ability to collaborate with a variety of artists has established a cult-like following among fans. He's toured with bands like The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band and Umphrey's McGee, as well as his various side projects. Most recently, Williams has performed with his Grateful Grass ensemble, a rotating lineup of talented musicians who perform loose interpretations of Grateful Dead songs in a psychedelic bluegrass style. You can watch Grateful Grass perform "Eyes Of The World" with The Infamous Stringdusters HERE.
Earlier this year Keller Williams released Sync, the debut from 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."