Jack Williams is a celebrated singer/songwriter of national stature and an absolutely dazzling guitarist of such renown that Sing Out! Magazine describes him as “one of the strongest guitarists in contemporary folk.” He fuses his career-long success in jazz, classical, rock, blues, country and folk styles into an amazing and delightful performance. His voice is expressive, soulful and gritty. His guitar arrangements and improvisations are thrilling. His lyrics are direct and stirring. And every Jack Williams performance is a gem.
Jack continues to tour the U.S. constantly, as he has for the past 50 years, out of the sheer love of music and performing. He has added extremely successful tours of England, Scotland, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, France and Austria to his list of recent performances at festivals, house concerts and major folk venues. A featured performer on the Philadelphia and Kerrville main stages, Jack has also appeared on the Newport, (New Bedford) Summerfest and Boston Folk Festival stages. In addition to his successful solo career, Jack’s credits include guitar work with legendary singer/songwriters Mickey Newbury, Harry Nilsson, Tom Paxton, Peter Yarrow, and Steve Gillette, among others.
Williams’ music is born at the meeting ground of the traditional and the contemporary – original Southern-American songwriting and performance at its best, drawing deeply from the eclectic well of our musical heritage. Jack is a Folk Project friend and favorite. Fasten your seatbelts, Stayaway Audience. Jack is back
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