Octave, 611 Madison Ave, Covington, KY
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Genre hopping multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keller Williams will bring his signature solo looping show to Octave on April 26. Williams has built a reputation for his dynamic and unpredictable solo performances, where he creates samples on the fly using a special looping effect live on stage, playing both original songs and select covers. Nothing is pre-recorded and no two shows are alike, making for a completely unique experience of sonically infused alt-folk and groovy electronica. To get a sense of the magic in Williams’ improvisational style, watch his live OurVinyl session HERE.
With a career spanning over 20 years, and just as many releases, the ever-evolving Keller Williams refuses to settle for the status quo. His unmatched creativity and ability to collaborate with a variety of artists have established a cult-like following among fans. He’s toured with bands like the String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Rhythm Devils and Umphrey’s McGee, as well as his various side projects. Williams recently announced a new Tom Petty-inspired project called Keller Williams’ PettyGrass, which finds him performing select covers in a rollicking bluegrass style. Read the exclusive announcement via Billboard.
In early 2017, Williams released SYNC, the debut studio album from his acoustic dance project KWahtro, who infuses reggae, folk, jazz, afrobeat and dance rhythms into new, and innovative arrangements. Led by Williams on guitar and vocals, KWahtro includes 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). In addition to SYNC, Williams also 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 any of his signature looping, and Acoustic Guitar said, “RAW may just be the perfect Keller Williams album.”