Dark Star Jubilee May 26-28, 2017
Legend Valley Music Center, Thornville, OH
KWahtro, the latest ensemble from genre hopping multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keller Williams, will perform at Dark Star Jubilee, which runs May 26-28, in support of the group’s debut studio album Sync (January 20). Led by Williams on guitar and vocals, KWahtro features the superb musicianship of bassist Danton Boller (Jazz Mandolin Project, Roy Hargrove), guitarist and longtime Williams’ collaborator Gibb Droll (Brandi Carlisle, Bruce Hornsby) and drummer Rodney Holmes (Carlos Santana, Steve Kimock). For more insight, see the Relix feature HERE.
KWahtro performs what can be referred to as “acoustic dance music.” With songs primarily written by Williams, the music infuses reggae, folk, jazz, afrobeat and dance rhythms into new, and innovative arrangements. The improvisational nature of the performances allows freedom as well as precision by musicians who have formed a symbiotic relationship. Like the album title, KWahtro are four musical spirits fully in sync, creating a sound that is something unto itself. Special guests on Sync include The Accidentals, Mike Dillon and Williams’ son Cabell Williams.
And as if one new album wasn’t enough, Williams also just released Raw, a 10-song collection of solo acoustic material that simply showcases the artist and his instrument. These straightforward performances are not enhanced by the masterful looping Williams has become known for during his solo performances.Acoustic Guitar said “Raw may just be the perfect Keller Williams album.” Hear “Ticks When Told” viaDaytrotter HERE.
KWahtro Tour Dates: kellerwilliams.net/projects/