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Heartwood Presents Jack Williams
Saturday January 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$15 – $30
Jack Williams, a South Carolina-born artist, is celebrated by the contemporary U.S. folk community as a singer/songwriter of national stature and an uncommonly unique guitarist whom Sing Out! Magazine describes as “one of the strongest guitarists in contemporary folk”. He continues to tour the U.S. constantly, as he has for the past 50 years, out of the sheer love of music and performing. Williams has added extremely successful tours of England, Scotland, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, France and Austria to his list of recent performances at festivals, house concerts and major folk venues. A featured performer on the Philadelphia and Kerrville main stages, Jack has also appeared on the Newport, (New Bedford) Summerfest and Boston Folk Festival stages. In addition to his successful solo career, Jack’s credits include guitar work with legendary singer/songwriters Mickey Newbury, Harry Nilsson, Tom Paxton, Peter Yarrow, and Steve Gillette, among others. He currently has a DVD (High Cotton) and seven CDs of original songs on Wind River / Folk Era Records: “Bound for Glory – Live”, “Laughing in the Face of the Blues”, “WALKIN’ DREAMS”, “LIVE & In Good Company”, “Eternity & Main”, “Across the Winterline”, and “Dreams of the Song Dog”. His CD “Don’t Let Go” is a collection of cover songs reflecting the major influences on his musical development.
Williams’ music is born at the meeting ground of the traditional and the contemporary – original Southern-American songwriting and performance at its best, drawing deeply from the eclectic well of our musical heritage. Jack’s fusion of guitar, voice and songs – which are loaded with delightful influences from his career in jazz, classical, rock, blues, country and folk – should not be missed.
“…. [Jack Williams’] artistry…. is nothing short of amazing.
Dazzling picking, expressive voice, unique and interesting songs.”
Rich Warren, WFMT “Midnight Special”
“…soulful singer and a superb guitarist…”
Dick Weissman, Folk Musician, in his book “Which Side Are You On”
And legendary singer/songwriter, Mickey Newbury added,
“Jack and his music are an American treasure.”