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Brooks Williams at the Berwick Listening Room – POSTPONED
March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmDonation requested at the door
New date TBD
As part of his previous U.S. tour, Brooks played the Listening Room at The Exchange in October 2019, and he put on a terrific show: Some of the attendees had known him for 30 years, most had never seen him live before, and all left calling it one of the best Listening Room performances ever. Join us for this very special evening with this very special performer in this very special venue.
At the crossroads of blues and American roots music you’ll find Brooks Williams. “Setting new standards and a fresh direction for the blues,” says Blues In Britain, and creating a “beautiful fusion” (Keys And Chords). Just when you think he can’t sing a blues-ier note, he sings it. Just when you think he can’t strum a deeper groove, he strums it.
Brooks Williams was born in Statesboro, Georgia (the town made famous by the classic song “Statesboro Blues”), and did his apprenticeship in the small bars and coffeehouses of New York and Boston, following in the footsteps of Chris Smither, Rory Block, Shawn Colvin, Maria Muldaur, David Bromberg and Leo Kottke, all whom he gigged with from time-to-time when he was starting out.
The result of those early years is an unflagging career that goes from strength to strength. “Lucky Star,” Williams’ 28th solo recording, is already turning heads and making itself known on playlists throughout the world. The Second Line groove that runs throughout every track would make the late Allen Toussaint proud.
Williams performs hundreds of solo and band shows throughout Europe, North America and the UK each year and regularly collaborates with an impressive list of fellow musicians, including Hans Theessink, Guy Davis, Sally Barker, Boo Hewerdine, Paul Jones, and Rab Noakes.
For information on the complete 10th-anniversary concert series — ten concerts in ten months in ten venues throughout Columbia and Montour Counties — visit ExchangeArts.org/10th-anniversary.
For information on the Listening Rooms at The Exchange, visit DestinationBlues.org/listening-room.
Donation at the door; food and drink available for sale.