Brooks Williams – Lucky Star
Labels:Red Guitar Blue Music
Number of Tracks:14
From the Album:Lucky Star
Available Date & Time: Jul 11 2018 11:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Jul 16 2018 00:00:00
"Blues-icana" singer, songwriter and guitarist Brooks Williams' new album "Lucky Star" will be released on July 13, 2018 on Red Guitar Blue Music.
It's his 28th release – previous albums have been released on Green Linnet (now available through Compass), Solid Air and Signature Sounds.
Brooks' music has been played on the BBC, RTE, CBC, plus NPR and countless community radio stations throughout the USA. He's appeared as a guest on "All Things Considered" (as has his music). Not one to be pigeonholed, over the course of his nearly thirty year career he's charted on FOLKDJL, TripleA, Americana, EuroAmericana, and the Freeform charts. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world.
WUMB FM (Boston, MA) voted him one of their Top 100 artists.
Critics have said he "sings like the Angel of Soul" and that he "possesses a melodic virtuosity that runs like liquid from his fingers".
He's been ranked among the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. Acoustic Guitar magazine has praised his "dazzling guitar work" and The Boston Globe has called him "one of the finest guitarists on the circuit!".
"Stop. Look. And above all listen." The Village Voice
"At the top of his game, setting new standards and a fresh direction for the blues." Blues In Britain
"…an artist who only gets better with every release." Mojo
"His soothing well-oiled vocals are sweet without affectation. Yet his blues-drenched guitar has grizzle and tough knowledge." The Boston Herald
“Deft, tasteful guitar chops.” Rolling Stone
"In person and on record, his passion for musical discovery and his joy at sharing those discoveries make Brooks Williams a one-of-a-kind artist. Brooks Williams is a journey agent of the highest order. Enjoy the trip!" Bob McWilliams, Host,"Trail Mix", Kansas Public Radio
About Lucky Star:
Over a groove that would make the late Allen Toussaint proud, Brooks Williams sings, “I’m going to New Orleans to catch the lucky star that fell.” It’s a lyric from a Walter Hyatt song and gives Williams the title for his 28th album. Lucky Star features Williams’ roots driven compositions alongside songs by the aforementioned Texas legend Hyatt, a woman known as the “Empress of the Blues” and another from the original soul sister, known as “the Godmother of rock and roll.”
Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. He’s played festival stages to listening rooms, from Newport to Philly, Boston to Glasgow, Cambridge to Belfast, and London to Detroit, and picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Little Feat, and Maria Muldaur, to name a few. These days, he makes Cambridge, England his home – but he continues to keep an active tour schedule, criss-crossing continents with ease.
Lucky Star took only three days to record. There’s an exciting immediacy to the sound. “I love those old Sun records,” says Williams, “and that’s the vibe I was aiming for in the studio. No isolation booths, no overdubs, no headphones, just musicians playing songs together in a way that used to be pretty common, but isn’t anymore. It makes for exciting music.”
See www.brookswilliams.com/concerts for full details. Brooks has toured constantly for almost 30 years!
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