Live music at its best!” - AmericanaUK



Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow create joyous and virtuosic music that not only tugs at the heart-strings but also gets you up on your feet. AmericanaUK writes, “how such a complete and sensational sound can come from just two voices and two instruments is awe-inspiring.”

With three recordings and a robust touring schedule, the two have literally been wowing audiences at venues and festivals since their first shows in 2021. They met earlier while on tour in The Netherlands and have created a sound that is one part blues, one part jazz, one part Americana, and one part bluegrass. There is literally no one else on the scene playing this kind of music. They are a one-off. After virtually every gig they get asked to return for a future engagement.

The interplay between Williams’ guitar and Catlow’s fiddle is out-of-this-world. It possesses a spontaneity that is free and rooted all at once. Their arrangements can be measured and stately or wild and reckless. Throughout it all there’s nimble guitar picking, fiddle double-bowing and even Aaron’s whistling!

In terms of their three recordings, Ghost Owl (2021) was nominated “Instrumental Album Of The Year” by Fatea. Ready For The Times (2022), says Living Tradition, “is a cracker!” Greens And Blues (2024) is a vibrant collection of songs from Williams and Catlow as well as Gillian Welch, Molly Tuttle, Rab Noakes and Sierra Ferrell.

Aaron Catlow is half of the Bristol-based duo Hawes And Catlow, with guitarist-singer Kit Hawes. He is also the fiddler in UK festival favourite Sheelanagig. Catlow's other credits including playing with Grammy Award-nominated Yola, Mad Dog Mcrea and Afro Celt Sound System.

Cambridge UK-based, Georgia US-born, Brooks Williams has a long-standing solo career in both North America and the UK and is also known for his collaborations with Boo Hewerdine, Vera van Heeringen, , Sloan Wainright and Hans Theessink, among others. He is named one of WUMB-FM Boston's Top 100 All-Time Artists.


Brooks & Aaron


25 Jan Conway Hall, London
30 Jan The Hoy At Anchor, Leigh On Sea, Essex
31 Jan St George's Park, Burgess Hill (private) 
2 Feb Gallery Forty5, Felton, Morpeth Northumberland
3 Feb The Aurrie, Lower Largo, Fife
6 Apr Hunmanby Community Centre, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire 
23 Apr Village Hall, Gunthorpe, Nottingham
26 Apr Cambridge Folk Club, Cambridge
27 Apr Somborne Sessions, King's Somborne, Hampshire
29 Apr Conwy Folk Club, Conwy Comrades Sports and Social Club, Conwy, Wales
2 May Kirkcaldy Music Club, Kirkcaldy, Scotland
3 May Going Up Country Blues Club , Worthenbury, Wales
9 May Ebenezer’s, Crewe, Cheshire
10 May Holyrood Church, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland
11 May Wee Bear Cafe, Bridgend of Lintrathen Scotland
12 May Wee Bear Cafe, Bridgend of Lintrathen Scotland
13 May The Lightship, Blyth Harbour, Northumberland
14 May Corner House Arts Centre, Surbiton, Greater London
5 Jun Grateful Fred’s, The Atkinson, Southport Mersyside
14 Jun Bluestone Brewery, Newport, Wales
15 Jun Cubanas, Barry, Wales
23 Jun Folk at the Froize, Woodbridge, Suffolk
15 Jul Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire (w/ Jon Short on double bass)
17 Jul Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy, Pembrokeshire Wales (w/ Jon Short on double bass) 
20 Jul St Edith Folk, Vestry Hall, Cranbrook, Kent (w/ Jon Short on double bass)
9 Aug Kalamazoo Club, London
31 Aug Didmarton Bluegrass Festival, Gloucestershire
1 Sep Whitstable Sessions Music Club, Whitstable, Kent
6 Sep Folk House, Bristol



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