Musical renaissance man Keller Williams will celebrate New Year's Eve with a special performance at Rams Head Live on December 31. The show will open with The John Kadlecik Band, followed by a solo set from Keller Williams, with Grateful Gospel featuring both Williams and Kadlecik closing out the night. The New Year's Eve celebration marks the first club appearance for Grateful Gospel, better known as a LOCKN' Festival Sunday-morning staple that began when William's pitched the idea several years back and has since evolved into a standing tradition drawing massive crowds. The project features a variety of local artists and Williams' very talented friends all performing songs from the Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia catalog in the style of traditional gospel music. Watch the group perform "Mighty High" at this year's LOCKN' HERE.
With a career spanning more than two decades, Keller Williams has an unmatched ability to evolve and collaborate with a variety of artists in different genres. Most commonly known as the "one-man-jam band", Williams has released over 20 albums and created a large, almost cult-like following. He's appeared at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Electric Zoo and toured with The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Rythm Devils and Umphrey's McGee, as well as his various side projects.
Keller Williams just announced the January 20 release of Sync, the first studio album from KWahtro, his new acoustic dance ensemble. Led by Williams on guitar and vocals, KWahtro infuses reggae, folk, jazz, afrobeat and dance rhythms into new, and innovative arrangements with the help of superb musicianship 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). Special guests on the album include The Accidentals, Mike Dillon and Williams’ son Cabell Williams. And as if one release wasn’t enough, on January 20 Williams will also release Raw, a 10-song collection of solo acoustic material that simply showcases the artist and his instrument, hence the aptly titled album. More info HERE.