An Evening with Keller Williams
Virginian, Keller Williams, released his first album in 1994, FREEK, and has since given each of his albums asingle syllable title: BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, LOOP, LAUGH, HOME, DANCE, STAGE, GRASS,DREAM, TWELVE, LIVE, ODD, THIEF, KIDS, BASS, PICK, FUNK, VAPE,SYNC, RAW, SANS, ADD,SPEED and CELL.Each title serves as a concise summation of the concept guiding each project. Keller’salbums reflect his pursuit to create music that sounds like nothing else. Un-beholden to conventionalism, heseamlessly crossesgenre boundaries. The end product is music that encompasses rock, jazz, funk andbluegrass, and always keeps the audience on their feet. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging liveperformances, no two of which are ever alike. For most of his career he has performed solo. His stage showsare rooted around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs, while accompanying himself onacoustic guitar, bass, guitar synthesizer and drum samples; a technique called live phrase sampling or“looping”.The end result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica, a genreKeller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music” or ADM.” Keller's constant evolution has led to numerous bandprojects as well;Keller & The Keels, Grateful Grass, KWahtro, Keller and the Travelin’ McCourys, GratefulGospel and More Than A Little to name a few. Keller can be found playing clubs and festivals around the U.S.with these projects throughout the year.