"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 regularly (please subscribe!). There's Brooks' 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)
3 Aug 2021: Interview with Alan Ritsonon. Aug 3rd at 7pm on FINE FOLK; Aug 5th at 8pm and Aug 7th at 7pm on SIREN FOLK.
29 July 2021: Brooks Live Re-broadcast! Bound for Glory on WVBR, Sunday, 1st August 2021 from 8pm-11pm. LISTEN IN.
14 July 2021 JUST ADDED! Blues Down Festival in W. Dorest, 13 August 2021. DETAILS HERE.
29 June 2021: Ghost Owl Coming 3rd September! PRE-ORDER HERE.
26 June 2021: Brooks back to live gigs! See Tour Dates.
18 April 2021: Grant Avenue LP arrives! AVAILABLE HERE.
2 April 2021: Conversation With Alan Stevens. LISTEN HERE.
18 February 2021: Farewell To The Gold Single/DL. Brooks w/ Kris Drever, Boo Hewerdine & Findlay Napier. AVAILABLE HERE.
8 February 2021: Golden Age: 25 Years Of Signature Sounds CD/DL. Features a guitar duet with Brooks and Jim Henry.
30 January 2021: Winter Moon 2021 Single/DL. AVAILABLE HERE.
29 January 2021: Conversation With Ben Slack At Swan Song Project. LISTEN/VIEW HERE.
14 December 2020: Conversation With Niki Timson Podcast. LISTEN HERE.
27 November 2020: Shaking These Christmas Blues 2020 Single/DL. AVAILABLE HERE.