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April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£13.50
Brooks Williams’ music is the love-child of country-blues and Americana.
Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Brooks is a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” Just when you think he can’t sing a blues-ier note, he sings it. Just when you think he can’t strum a deeper groove, he strums it.
Brooks Williams has worked stages worldwide for close to thirty years, touring constantly in the US, Canada, UK and Europe. He’s played the Fairport Cropredy Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Costa del Folk, Shrewsbury Festival, Celtic Connections and the Glastonbury Festival. Audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band? The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!”
He’s prolific as a songwriter, and has an impeccable ear for a good cover. “Williams’ original songs are typically sophisticated musically, and yet sound immediately familiar – a sign of a skilled songwriter”, writes Down At The Crossroads.
Williams is at the top of his game. His tour schedule has never been busier and we were thrilled when he agreed to play at The Swallow Theatre. Join us for what promises to be a very special evening.
“If Pete Seeger is right, and the answer to world peace is music, Brooks Williams would make a great choice for ambassador.” Sing Out!
Tuesday 16 April 2019 – 7.30pm
Tickets : £13.50 (Friends’ Early Bird: £12.50 – when booked at least 28 days in advance)
Age guidance: 12+
Listen to Brooks at our website: https://www.swallowtheatre.co.uk/performances/brooks-williams/