Friday To-Do: Brooks Williams | Rock Candy

Friday To-Do: Brooks Williams



UUCLR, 7:30 p.m., $10, free ages 12 and under.

If powerful acoustic and resonator slide guitars suit your tastes, an evening with Brooks Williams should make for a full-course musical dinner. This road warrior has spent the last two decades performing his unique combination of traditional and original music across the U.S., Europe and even Turkey; sharing stages with Taj Mahal, and performing high profile gigs such as Trowbridge, Guitar Stars and Marlborough Jazz festivals. With more than 16 albums under his belt, his last release from 2008 climbed to number three on the FOLKDJ charts, where it remained for six months. Along with appearances on World Cafe, BBC and NPR's “All Things Considered,” Williams remains in heavy rotation on roots and blues stations and XM Satellite Radio. Aside from a heavy performance schedule, this innovative picker is in high demand on the summer guitar camp circuit, including clinics at Newport Guitar Festival. His intense interpretation of genres ranging from early blues to original compositions should prove rewarding to all in attendance. The Unitarian Universalist Church is located at 1818 Reservoir Road.

—Paul Peterson

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