The legendary Keller Williams returns for a solo performance at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT on Thursday May 2nd. Get tickets and more information at www.tickets.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/ordertickets.asp?p=1095
One-man-band Keller Williams hits the road this winter and spring performing his signature solo sets. Accompanied on stage only by a slew of instruments and musical gadgets, it always feels good to return to the roots of this mad-scientist of music.
In his seemingly insatiable quest for constant musical evolution, Keller will also make very special select live appearances with any one of his creative collaborations – Keller and The Keels, the critically acclaimed Keller with The Travelin’ McCourys, and his most recent six piece funk outfit More Than A Little. No matter what the configuration – Keller Williams always delivers.
For Keller Williams’ newest muse, a 6-piece funk band dubbed More Than a Little, Williams is backed by some of the hardest–hitting players from his Virginia stomping ground – including a lovely duo of backup singers. Performing new, super-funky versions of Williams’ originals and an unexpected collection of cover songs that pays deep homage to the genre’s roots, More Than a Little is fresh, relevant – and yes, SUPER funky. Plans are in the works to soon release a live album of More Than a Little, featuring recordings culled from their run of shows in late 2012. In the meantime, look for More Than a Little making special upcoming appearances in 2013. Currently confirmed dates are listed below.
On the other end of the spectrum – but just as tasty – is his work with Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys. It’s only after seeing these boys play together live – or listening to the collaboration’s debut recording, Pick (July 3, 2012/SCI Fidelity Records) – that you come to the inescapable realization that this is a meeting that was predestined. Williams, the über-distinctive singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who’s been described as a “one-man band for the new millennium,” is a tireless musical seeker for whom repetition is never an option. And The Travelin’ McCourys – bluegrass royalty nonpareil with a sharp eye toward innovation – have similarly been dubbed “twenty-first century musical pilgrims and adventurers.” Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys is a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts—although the parts are rather massive on their own, to be sure. Williams’ unconventional songwriting takes on even greater weight when backed by The Travelin’ McCourys’ emotive tones. Inspired by Keller’s fearless creativity, The Travelin’ McCourys’ flawless playing gains new depth.