STATE OF THE UNION (Brooks Williams and Boo Hewerdine)
Brooks Williams and Boo Hewerdine combined forces as State Of The Union in 2012 and released two critically acclaimed albums, State of the Union and Snake Oil, in short succession. Their subsequent tours included an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show (BBC 1), plus four-star reviews in both Q and R2. In 2017 they released, The Saltwell Sessions, a recording of their favorite covers. 

Past Tour Dates For Brooks Williams and Boo Hewerdine as State of the Union 
4 July Lyceum Folk Club, Newport, South Wales UK 
7 July Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire UK 
4 August Wickham Folk Festival, Wickham, Hampshire UK 
17 August Folkeast, Suffolk UK 
13 Sep Cambridge Folk Club, Cambridge UK 
26 August, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shropshire UK 
6 August Whitstable Sessions, Whitstable, Kent UK 
1-3 September Harvest Time Blues Festival, Monaghan Ireland 
17 September Hitchin Folk Club, Hitchin, Hertfordshire UK 
20 September Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-the-Sea, West Sussex UK 
21 September West End Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire UK 
23 September Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury UK 
24 September Brixham Theatre, Brixham, Devon UK 
25 September Colchester Arts Center, Colchester, Essex UK 
26 September The Blue Boar, Maldon, Essex UK 
28 September Rothbury Roots, Rothbury, Northumberland UK 
29 September Queen’s Hall, Hexham, Northumberland UK 
30 September The Old Fire Station, Carlisle, Cumbria UK 
1 October Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland 
2 October Centre For Contemporary Arts, Glasgow UK 
3 October Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham, West Midlands UK 
5 October Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill, Suffolk UK 
6 October Acoustic Roots, Wigan, Lancashire UK 
7 October Hepwoth Live, Hepworth, West Yorkshir UK 
8 October Coach House Studio, Wirksworth, Derbyshire UK 
10-11 October Costa del Folk, Albufeira, Portugal 
13 October Calstock Arts, Calstock, Cornwall UK 
15 October SOTU Ellel Village Hall, nr. Lancaster, Lancashire UK 
17 OctoberGreystones, Sheffield UK 
20 October Milverton Music, Milverton, Taunton UK 
18 Jan The Ropery Barton on Humber 
29 Jan Celtic Connections, Glasgow, Scotland 
30 Jan The Met, Bury, Manchester UK 
2 Feb Hitchin Folk Club, Hitchin 
7 Feb The Roots Music Club, Doncaster 
9 Feb Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury 
13 Jan Hitchin Folk Club, Hitchin UK 
14 Jan Colchester Folk Club Colchester UK 
1 Feb The Ram Club, Thames-Ditton Surrey UK 
2 Feb The Ropery Hall Barton on Humber UK 
3 Feb Square Chapel Halifax West Yorkshire UK 
8 Mar Rose Theatre Ormskirk UK 
30 Apr Mrs Yarrington’s Battle East Sussex UK 
2 May Arlington Arts, Newbury UK 
3 May The Atkinson Southport Merseyside UK 
4 May Goole Junction Goole East Yorkshire UK 
5 May Folk On The Moor Ivybridge Devon UK 
9 May Union Chapel, (supporting Lau), London UK 
14 May The Bluebell Saffron Waldon UK 
16 May Garstang Unplugged Garstang Lancashire UK 
19 May Milk Maid Festival Bury St Edmunds UK 
24 May West End Centre Aldershot Hampshire UK 
25 May The Stables Wavendon Milton Keynes UK 
26 May Black Abbot Montrose Scotland 
27 May Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh Scotland 
28 May Café Borsa Dundee Scotland 
29 May Carnegie Hall Dumfermline Scotland 
30 May C.C.A. Glasgow Scotland 
31 May Tollbooth Sterling Scotland 
1 Jun Eden Court Inverness Scotland 
16 Jun Fleece Folk Boxford Suffolk 
21 Jun Whitstable Sessions Music Club Royal Native Oyster Stores Whitstable Kent UK 
14 July Ely Folk Festival Ely Cambridgeshire UK 
27 July Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge UK 
6 Sep The Junction Cambridge UK 
19 Sep Americana Music Series The Ranleigh Brighton East Sussex UK 
21 Sep The Whitworth Centre Daley Dale Derbyshire UK 
29 Sep Topsham Folk Club Topsham Devon UK 
4 Oct Woodend Barn Banchory Scotland 
15 Oct Slaughtered Lamb, London UK 
13 Dec Folk & Blues Club, Carlisle UK 
24 Jan Celtic Connections, Glasgow Scotland 
5 Apr The Junction Cambridge UK 
12 Apr The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse, Shrewsbury, Shropshire UK 
13 Apr Chattery, Swansea, Wales 
14 Apr Marrs Bar Worcester UK 
15 Apr The Ropery Hall Barton on Humber UK 
19 Apr Thunderbolt, Bristol UK 
21 Apr Folk In The Barn, Canterbury Kent UK 
24 Apr Lemon Tree Aberdeen Scotland 
25 April Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh Scotland 
26 Apr Rothbury Roots, Rothbury Northumberland UK 
1 May The Lexington (supporting Dodgy), London UK 
4 May Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill Suffolk UK 
8 May The Stables Wavendon Milton Keynes UK 
9 May Centre for Early Music, Walmgate York UK 
24 May The Borderline London UK 
25 May Montose Music Festival (supporting Eddi Reader), Montrose Scotland 
3 Jun Greystones, Sheffield UK 
7 Jun Spectacular, Kirk Specs, London UK 
17 Jun The Big Session Festival, Walton-On-Trent, South Derbyshire UK 
23 Jun Brudenell Social Club Leeds UK 
28 Jun The Met, Bury Manchester UK 
3 Jul Tarc Gallery, Stanford Bridge Worcestershire UK 
20 Jul The Blue Boar, Maldon Essex UK 
27 Jul Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambride UK 
9 Aug Otterton Mill Otterton Devon UK 
20 Sep The Sun Inn Dedham Essex UK 
21 Sep Upwood Village Hall Upwood Cambs UK 
28 Sep Cambridge Folk Club, Cambridge UK 
2 Oct The Anvil Basingstoke Hampshire UK 
6 Nov Royal Hall (Supporting Eddi Reader), Harrogate   
7 Nov The Gala (Supporting Eddi Reader), Durham 
9 Nov Hamilton Town House (Supporting Eddi Reader), Hamilton Scotland 
10 Nov Queen’s Hall (Supporting Eddi Reader), Edinburgh Scotland 
11 Nov Eden Court (Supporting Eddi Reader), Inverness Scotland 
13 Nov Music Hall (Supporting Eddi Reader), Aberdeen Scotland 
14 Nov Albert Halls (Supporting Eddi Reader), Sterling Scotland 
15 Nov SOTU Concert Hall Glasgow Scotland (Supporting Eddi Reader)  
16 Nov Concert Hall (Supporting Eddi Reader), Perth Scotland 
21 Nov The Biddulph Arms, Biddulph, Staffordshire UK 
22 Nov The Musician, Leicester UK 
23 Nov Prema Arts Centre, Uley Gloucestershire UK 
1 Dec Newhampton Folk Club, Wolverhampton UK 
4 Dec Korks, Otley UK 
6 Dec The Cellars at Eastney, Southsea, Hampshire UK 
8 Dec Acoustic Tearoom, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria UK 
9 Dec Live on The Andrew Marr Show, BBC 1 New Broadcasting House, London UK 
15 Dec Selby Town Hall, Selby, North Yorkshire UK 

It was evident from the first note that their voices sounded great together. Sally Barker came into the studio to sing some guest vocals on Williams' 2016 album, My Turn Now. This 2017 tour is the result of that meeting. 

Past Tour Dates For Brooks Williams and Sally Barker
16 Mar Pakenham Village Hall, Pakenham, Suffolk UK 
17 Mar The Heron Theatre, Milnthorpe, Cumbria UK
14 May Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill, Suffolk UK
19 May Tolbooth, Stirling, Scotland UK
20 May The Weem Inn, Weem, Aberfeldy, Scotland UK
21 May Milngavie Folk Club, Glasgow, Scotland UK
23 May Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool UK
24 May Core Theatre, Solihull, West Midlands UK
25 May Garstang Unplugged, Garstang UK
26 May Century Theatre, Coalville, Leicester UK
15 June Green Note, Camden, London UK
17 June Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton, Leeds UK
22 June The Barn, Baston, Nr. Peterborough UK
27 June Kingskerswell Parish Church, Newton Abbot, Devon UK
29 June Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire UK
9 Jul New Forest Folk Festival, Plaitford, Hampshire UK