Keller Williams to Perform at 20th Century Theater on March 4

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Keller Williams

photo: C. Taylor Crothers

Friday, March 4 @ 9:00PM (Doors @ 8:00PM)
20th Century Theatre
3021 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH
Tickets $20 adv, $25 dos / All Ages Welcome
For more information, please contact 513-731-8000 or visit
One-man-band Keller Williams is on tour this winter. In addition to evening theatre shows in Austin, Chicago, and Philadelphia, Keller has confirmed some special matinee performances/book signings in select markets. That’s right, book signings. Hand-in-hand with the release of Keller Williams’ sixteenth album — and first-ever album for kids and families — appropriately titled Kids, Keller once again breaks new ground with the November 30 release of his very first children’s book, Because I Said So (Fun Read Publishing, $20, for ages 2-8, 33 pages).

KIDS – Keller’s first album release for children and families – has already been warmly embraced by kids’ and music tastemakers:

“[Keller’s] big-hearted wit is perfectly suited to the songs on Kids, a record that will entertain children of all ages without talking down to them.” – All Music Guide

“Kids sparkles with invention.” –

“This is hands-down my favorite kids album of all time.” – Perfect Porridge

Keller’s children’s book, Because I Said So, is based on Keller’s song by the same name (included on Kids) and is enhanced by the cleverly drawn illustrations of Virginia artist Bill Harris. Because I Said So is humorous, colorful, heartfelt, and wise. Included with the book is a CD containing the song. Because I Said So is available at

Larry and Jenny were Keller’s partners-in-crime on his recent all-covers collection, Thief (May 2010 / SCI Fidelity Records). The album has been hailed as “impressive…. a great effort that’s bound to bring in a few more fans” (Blurt) and as “One helluva good time. One helluva good record” (My Old Kentucky Blog).

Thief includes songs originally written and recorded by as wildly diverse an assemblage as anyone’s ever likely to dream up. Thief offers up Keller-versions of songs by an [almost] unthinkable collection of artists: from Amy Winehouse (“Rehab”) to the Grateful Dead (“Mountains of the Moon”), the Butthole Surfers (“Pepper”) to Kris Kristofferson (“Don’t Cuss That Fiddle,” which opens the album, and “The Year 2003 Minus 25,” which closes the album). The set is filled out with tunes by Ryan Adams, the Presidents of the United States of America, the Raconteurs, Patterson Hood, Danny Barnes, Cracker, the Yonder Mountain String Band and Marcy Playground. All over the place, indeed, but that’s the way Williams likes it. And in his hands it all makes sense—like everything he’s ever touched, whether from his own pen or someone else’s, it all becomes Keller Williams’ music.

The complete list of Keller’s currently confirmed tour dates is as follows:
Thursday, January 13 Vilar Performing Arts Center Beaver Creek CO 1st set with the Keels, 2nd set KW solo
Friday, January 14 Sheraton Ballroom Steamboat Springs CO 1st set with the Keels, 2nd set KW solo
Saturday, January 15 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins CO 1st set with the Keels, 2nd set KW solo
Sunday, January 16 Boulder Theatre Boulder CO ETOWN performance with Marc Broussard
Thursday, January 20 Granada Theater Dallas TX
Friday, January 21 Fitzgerald’s Houston TX
Saturday, January 22 Antone’s Austin TX
Thursday, January 27 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff AZ
Friday, January 28 Club Congress Tucson AZ
Saturday, January 29 Marquee Theatre Tempe AZ
Thursday, February 3 The Cabooze Minneapolis MN
Friday, February 4 Majestic Theatre Madison WI
Saturday, February 5 Park West Chicago IL KIDS show
Saturday, February 5 Park West Chicago IL Keller Williams solo
Thursday, February 10 Carnegie Hall New York NY Music of Neil Young at Carnegie Hall
Friday, February 11 Rams Head Live Baltimore MD
Saturday, February 12 Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia PA KIDS show
Saturday, February 12 Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia PA Keller Williams solo
Thursday, February 17 New Daisy Theatre Memphis TN
Friday, February 18 War Memorial Auditorium Nashville TN with Umphrey’s McGee
Saturday, February 19 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA KIDS show
Saturday, February 19 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA Keller Williams solo
Sunday, February 20 Rhythm & Brews Chattanooga TN
Thursday, February 24 House of Blues – New Orleans New Orleans LA
Friday, February 25 Revolution Hall Fort Lauderdale FL
Saturday, February 26 State Theatre St. Petersburg FL
Thursday, March 3 Canopy Club Urbana IL
Friday, March 4 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati OH
Saturday, March 5 Headliner’s Music Hall Louisville KY
Thursday, March 10 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee WI
Friday, March 11 Whiskey Roadhouse Council Bluffs IA
Saturday, March 12 Liberty Hall Lawrence KS
Thursday, March 17 The Vogue Indianapolis IN
Friday, March 18 V-Club Huntington WV
Saturday, March 19 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale PA
Friday, March 25 Snoe.Down Winter Music & Sports Festival Rutland VT
Friday, May 27 Summercamp Chillicothe IL