Music > How the Night-Time Sings (1991)


 1. Blues Is First  
2. Jubilee  
3. How The Night-Time Sings  
4. Los Padres  
5. Happy All The Time  
6. Hard Love  
7. What Do I Need To Do?  
8.   Look What The Car Dragged In  
9. Railwalker  
10. Dusty Road  
11. The Monte Vista  
12. Streets of Heaven  
13. Reina's Lullabye  
14. When I Reach  

Bonus Tracks:  
15. Weather The Storm  
16. Great Dream of Heaven 


BW: acoustic & bottleneck guitars and vocal 

Jennifer Shader: double bass 

Kristin Kunhardt: backing vocal 

Recorded October 1990-January 1991 by Bruce Seifried at Loudville Studio, Loudville, Massachusetts. 

All songs written by Brooks Williams except where noted. 

Cover Drawing and design: Charlie Hunter



Who is Brooks Williams? He's a superb, inventive guitar player and a warm, engaging singer. He plays like Ry Cooder and Leo Kottke and he sings like David Wilcox and Bruce Cockburn. If you like them, you'll like him. 
He writes songs with clear images, familiar melodies and occasionally unexpected chord changes. A couple of them have unusual twists. In "Jubilee", he and his father catch fish using a flashlight. The song becomes a metaphor for looking for a miracle to give him faith. "Railwalker" deals with feeling confined in a small town, yet having a sense of freedom becasuse the railroad tracks connect him with the outside world. 
Other songs are more straightforward. "Weather the Storm" is  a lovely homage to him and a loved one working through the hard times. The title tune is a warm, pastoral sound about the gentle night and committed love. 
There's lots of positive energy on the album. His first disc, "North from Statebsoro" was nominated as best folk album of 1990 by the Boston Music Awards. 
- Sigmund Finman

Publicity Photo from 1991

Promo Photo 1991

Promo Photo 1991