Guitarist, Song Wrangler, Roots Music Connoisseur
“Surely one of the finest acoustic musicians in the UK, not only a virtuoso guitarist and master of folk roots stylings but possessing a voice like chocolate.” (Kontra Gigs)
Statesboro, Georgia-born, Cambridge, England-based guitarist singer and songwriter Brooks Williams is admired by both listeners and fellow musicians alike. With over 33 recordings, plus countless concert and festival appearances, he has been a leading light on the roots acoustic music scene 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).
Brooks' duos - one with the amazing fiddler Aaron Catlow and the other with ace clawhammer banjoist Dan Walsh - are crowd favourites as well. Read all about Brooks & Aaron and Brooks & Dan.
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.”
GIG FOR RAB
A Tribute Night For Rab Noakes
Coming 1st April 2023, A Gig For Rab Noakes at The Aurrie, Lower Largo, Fife, featuring Brooks, Val McDermid, Liz Lochhead plus others TBA. Details!