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!
Brooks Williams and Phil Richardson in the studio.
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UK Tour Dates (More To Follow)
16 Apr Black Swan, York UK
17 Apr Goin' Up Country, Wrexham, Wales UK
18 Apr Eastwell, Leicestershire UK
19 Apr Whitstable Sessions, Whitstable, Kent UK
20 Apr Conwy Folk Club, Conwy, Wales UK
2 May Acoustic Routes, Wigan UK
3 May (tbc) UK
28 May (tbc) UK
29 May Cambridge Folk Club, Cambridge UK
30 May Misson, Nottinghamshire UK
31 May The Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry UK
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
26 Aug Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shropshire UK