Guitarist, Song Wrangler, Roots Music Connoisseur

"A lovely player, a lovely singer and a great writer. The real thing." (Martin Simpson)

Statesboro, Georgia-born, Cambridge, England-based guitarist singer and songwriter Brooks Williams, a leading light on the roots acoustic music scene, has over 33 recordings and has appeared at countless venues and festivals for over three decades. 

He moves effortlessly between country, blues and folk. WUMB-FM Boston names Williams one of their Top 100 All-Time Artists and he's listed in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.

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).

The BROOKS SOLO concerts are legendary. How can so much music come from one guitar?, audiences have been heard to ask at Brooks' gigs.

Brooks' duo with fiery fiddler Aaron Catlow - BROOKS & AARON - is a fan favourite. They have toured every year since 2021 and have recorded three CDs in that time, Greens And Blues, Ready For The Times and Ghost Owl.

Other shows and tours include BROOKS & VERA VAN HEERINGEN and State Of The Union with Boo Hewerdine.

Williams also collaborated with the late-great RAB NOAKES on Should We Tell Him: Songs By Don Everly, which  turned out to be Noakes' last recording.

Brooks Williams, writes Fatea, 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.”


Photo (above) Kris Kesiak


See Brooks & Aaron's jaw-dropping live show at a venue near you. 

Vera van Heeringen & Brooks Williams

On Tour Sep-Oct 2024

Brooks Williams & Vera van Heeringen present a night of songs, stories, vocal harmonies, guitar and mandolin. Audiences will be treated to duets as well as solos by two masters of roots music songwriting.