"Brooks Williams is one of those select few 'how on earth does he do it?!' artists." (Fatea)
Brooks Williams is a Cambridge UK-based, Statesboro, Georgia US-born guitarist singer and songwriter.
With over 30-plus recordings and 30-plus years of touring, Williams is named one of WUMB-FM Boston's Top 100 All-Time Artists and is listed in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. He was playing Americana before it was called that.
Known for both solos shows and collaborations, RnR writes, Williams is a "guitarist in possession of rich vocal powers and a talent for lyrical imagery, his songs are imbued with uplifting generosity" (Read Full RnR Interview, Road Dog).
There's his guitar-violin duets with ace fiddler, Aaron Catlow. Their new album, Ghost Owl, comes out 3rd September 2021. There's his songwriting partnership with Boo Hewerdine (called State Of The Union). There's also collaborations with Christine Collister, Kris Drever, Finlay Napier, Katie Spencer, Henry Parker, Dan Walsh, Sloan Wainwright, Hans Theessink, and Rab Noakes.
New music launches on Brooks' YouTube channel every Monday at 9am London-time (please subscribe!). There's a Song Archive, for all you guitar and singing enthusiasts. Vinyl, CDs and downloads (DL) are available in the Store.
Brooks Williams is “quite simply one of the most unassuming, natural performers on the circuit, and his easy, relaxed manner conceals the greatest level of true expertise.” (Fatea)
18 April 2021: Brooks' 1st vinyl arrives today! Grant Avenue Tapes, from 1995, in all its acoustic & analogue glory! AVAILABLE HERE.
2 April 2021: Conversation With Alan Stevens. A chat about music, staying attentive to the moment, keeping positive. LISTEN HERE.
18 February 2021: Farewell To The Gold Single/DL. Brooks joins forces with Kris Drever, Boo Hewerdine & Findlay Napier on Paul Metsers' classic song. AVAILABLE HERE.
8 February 2021: Golden Age: 25 Years Of Signature Sounds. Brooks' former label anniversary retrospective includes one of Brooks' songs, a guitar duet with his friend Jim Henry.
30 January 2021: Winter Moon Single/DL. A 2021 version recorded and released for a winter moon weekend. Featuring Brooks with fiddler Aaron Catlow and bassist Lukas Drinkwater. AVAILABLE HERE.
29 January 2021: Conversation With Ben Slack At Swan Song Project. A delightful podcast chat with Ben at an amazing charity you should know about. LISTEN/VIEW HERE.
14 December 2020: Conversation With Niki Timson Podcast. In The Rocking Chair is a kitchen conversation between two friends. LISTEN HERE.
27 November 2020: Shaking These Christmas Blues (Version 2020) Single/DL. A 2020 version of Brooks' classic, featuring Brooks with Phil Richardson on piano, Lukas Drinkwater on double bass and Aaron Catlow on fiddle. AVAILABLE HERE.