Brooks Williams & Phil Richardson

Brooks Williams & Phil Richardson 
Brooks Williams & Phil Richardson met in 2017 at a week-long roots music extravaganza near Colorado Springs, Colorado USA. Williams says, “The first thing I heard when I arrived at the opening session was Phil Richardson’s piano playing. It knocked me out. His piano sound is what I’ve been looking for my whole career. I got my guitar out straight-away to join in the jam. Later that evening we hatched a plan for taking this show on the road. That’s how it started. Ironic that we both had to travel nearly 5,000 miles from the UK to meet!” Richardson, a Durham native/Newcastle resident, played on Williams' 2018 album, Lucky Star, and appeared with Williams at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival that same year. They road-tested their duo show in May 2019 to packed houses and great response. It's no surprise that New Orleans piano grooves, Piedmont guitar picking and two voices soulfully laying it down is a winning combination. There is more recording and performing to come! 

Watch "After You've Gone" from Lucky Star, featuring Brooks Williams and Phil Richardson.

UK Tour Dates (More To Follow)
2020
16 Apr York UK
17 Apr Wrexham UK
18 Apr Eastwell UK
19 Apr Whitstable UK
20 Apr Conwy, Wales UK
2 May Wigan UK
3 May (tbc) UK
28 May (tbc) UK
29 May Cambridge UK
30 May (tbc) UK
31 May (tbc) UK
2019
23 May Nailsworth Festival, Nailsworth, Glouscestershire UK
24 May The Bury Festival at The Milkmaid, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk UK
25 May Fulbourn Arts at The Six Bells, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire UK
2018
26 Aug Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shropshire UK

Phil Richardson & Brooks Williams

Phil Richardson & Brooks Williams

Brooks Williams & Hans Theessink, May 2018
In May 2018 Brooks Williams and Hans Theessink, two giants of the blues, came together for a tour in the UK. The two met for the first time in Dallas, Texas back in the 1990s when performing at the iconic Uncle Calvin's Anniversary Concerts. They share a love for the old songs; for Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson, Leadbelly and Blind Willie McTell; for Piedmont fingerpicking and bottleneck slide. Both Hans and Brooks have recorded numerous albums and their tour schedule would make a run-of-the-mill road dog feel faint.
UK 2018 Tour Dates
3 May Bullfrog Blues Club, Portsmouth, Southsea UK
4 May Crawley Blues Club, The Hawth, Crawley UK
5 May The Acorn, Penzance, Cornwall UK
6 May The Crescent, York UK
7 May Parlour Room, Ardley, Bicester UK 
8 May Dartford Folk Club, Dartford UK 
9 May The Core Theatre, Solihull UK 
10 May Village Hall, Rampton, Cambridgeshire UK 
11 May Kalamazoo Club, Crouch End, London UK 
12 May The Old Chapel, Alfriston, East Sussex UK 
13 May Concert, Cheshire UK 
14 May Milkmaid Blues Club, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk UK 
15 May Kingskerswell Parish Church, Devon UK 
16 May Village Hall, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire UK 
17 May Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool UK 
18 May Victoria Hall, Settle UK 
19 May Peak Concerts, The Imperial Rooms, Matlock UK 
20 May Eden Court, Inverness, Scotland UK 
22 May Edinburgh Blues Club, Scotland UK 
23 May Irvine Folk Club, Scotland UK 
24 May The Stables, Milton Keynes UK

Hans Theessink & Brooks Williams

Hans Theessink & Brooks Williams

Brooks Williams & Guy Davis, November 2016 
In November 2016 Brooks Williams and Guy Davis brought their love of the blues together for a one-time tour of the UK. The two have known each other since the beginning of careers (the late 1980s) and share a love for good blues songs and fingerpicking, foot-stomping, slide guitar playing. 
UK 2016 Tour Dates   
10 Nov Trades Club, Hebden Bridge UK   
11 Nov Milkmaid Arts Centre, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk UK   
12 Nov Brixham Theatre, Brixham, Devon UK   
13 Nov Holman Clavel Inn, Culmhead, Taunton, Somerset UK   
14 Nov Crawley Blues Club, The Hawth Theatre, Crawley UK   
15 Nov Mrs Yarringtons, Battle, East Sussex UK   
16 Nov The Green Note, Camden, London UK   
17 Nov ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton on Tees UK   
18 Nov The Tolbooth, Stirling, Scotland UK  
19 Nov Red Car Blues Club, The Citzens Club, Cleveland UK   
22 Nov The Bicycle Shop, Norwich UK   
23 Nov Alstonefield Village Hall, Alstonefield, Derbyshire UK   
25 Nov Hooker Blues Club, Overton-on-Dee, Wrexham, Wales UK   
26 Nov West End Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire UK   
27 Nov The Old Chapel, Polegate, Alfriston, East Sussex UK   
28 Nov Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill UK  
29 Nov Edinburgh Blues Club, The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland UK

 

Brooks Williams & Guy Davis

Brooks Williams & Guy Davis