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William Topley at the Fox Theatre - 09.10.11

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present William Topley at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 10th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, June 10th for $32.50 in advance and $35 day of show.

Emerging from the swamps of The Blessing and ploughing through the rocky Blues of his solo albums, William Topley delivers an album of acoustic tunes dripping with imagery from across the globe.  Anchored by William’s unique vocal, once praised by legendary Muscle Shoals producer Barry Beckett as the “best he’d ever worked with,” and accompanied by the muscular acoustic guitar of long time musical associtate, Luke Brighty with additional vocals and sterling support from Dorie Jackson, Water Taxi lures you into a world of acoustic wonder.  The track listing features something old, lots of new and all wrapped up in lush vocals, tight harmonies and rich guitar plucking to give you a well rounded and substantial musical feast.  Once again William draws on his traveled past and veracious appetite for new places and adventures to take the listener on a journey that will transport you from the mundane and humdrum to exotic climes on a with dangerous women and liquor, without leaving the comfort of your home.

Water Taxi features acoustic versions of two of William’s back catalogue namely Delta Rain from The Blessing’s first record, Prince of Deep Water and Sweetheart from their second record, Locusts and Wild Honey, which will be familiar to current William fans.  The album starts with Hummingbird (co-write with leading Nashville writer Daryl Burgess), followed by Stony Ground with a lyric delivered from a window staring moment from the back of William’s house.  Water Taxi relates the tale of William’s journeys from the Bahamas to Denver and Trouble Comes At Night is a diary from the last band tour he undertook in the US.  Spanish Waters continues William’s exploration of John Masefiel’s poetry and Watch The Wall is another Hemmingway style adventure, co-written with Toby Tyler.  After Delta Rain, I’ll Be Gone feature Luke on Spanish guitar and the mood abruptly shifts for Luck Don’t Change, which is a minute of Acapella, which should be longer.  Don’t Do That No More is another co-write with Gary Nicholson and Delbert McLinton, which runs into Sweetheart and brings the album to a conclusion.

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William Topley

Fox Theatre

Saturday, September 10th

Doors:  8:30 pm

Show Time:  9:00 pm

WILLIAM MYLAR...Singer, Songwriter, & Musician

- for the Grateful Web

William Mylar is a singer, songwriter, and musician, currently living in Galt, CA.  Mylar has played music nearly all of his life, beginning with piano at age 7. He acquired vocal training while working as a child actor in professional and community theatrical productions. Mylar taught himself guitar at age 18 and, along with his booming singing voice, the guitar became his primary instrument.

Mylar invented Folk Wave music to describe his unique approach to performing his original music. Folk Wave was unusual in the late 70s and early 80s, because solo Mylar performances were more like rock and roll shows instead of the typical entertainment provided by folk artists of the time. Mylar often performed 4 to 5 hour solo shows that included leaping on tables and chairs. It was not uncommon to see people get up and dance. His legendary performances and pioneering approach to Folk music has been copied by many other folk artists.

Mylar also played in a number of rock bands in the 80s and 90s, mostly as a rhythm guitarist and lead singer. He has performed all over the world and has recorded on a number of albums, radio, and television. "I Like It That Way", One World, One People", and "Randy's Fence" have all been aired on radio around the world. "Don't Ever Go" and "Sweet Alibi" became two of the first mp3s to be featured on MP3.com.

Mylar's first album, Folk Wave Music, was acclaimed for both the muscial compositions and also the way the album was recorded, using a simple one track technique and engineered acoustics. His second solo album, Real Mylar, was rated #17 in the top 25 Folk albums in America. His new album, Listen, was recorded with some of the Sacramento area's finest musicians and arranged to propel Mylar's music into the pop and rock genres. "The best album to come out of Sacramento in a long time." - Matt Erich, owner of EME Recording Studios.

Mylar has performed with some of the top names and at some of the top venues in the music business. Mylar performs as a solo artist and with his jam band, WMB. There is nothing like a William Mylar show.