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An Intimate Concert with JACK WILLIAMS



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A JOIN US FOR A STELLAR EVENING WITH ONE OF THE FINEST TOURING FOLK/ROOTS MUSICIANS ON THE ROAD TODAY.

Sunday, May 31, 7:00 pm at Sol Acting Academy

5500 San Mateo Blvd, NE Suite #108, Albuquerque, NM

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25.00 at the door

Seating is limited. Purchase tickets here!

John and Vivian will be interviewing Jack live before the audience in a truly intimate new performance venue at Sol Acting Academy followed by a full concert!

The music of Jack Williams, rooted in his native South Carolina, was shaped by a 54-year career of playing folk, rock, jazz, R&B, classical and the popular music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. He is counted among the most dynamic performers on today’s “folk” circuit – “…one of the most enlightened and entertaining performers I’ve ever encountered”, said Dave Humphreys of Two-Way Street Coffeehouse in Downer’s Grove, IL. Jack is considered a "musician’s musician", an uncommonly unique guitarist, a writer of vivid songs with a strong sense of place, and a storyteller in an old Southern tradition who further illustrates each tale with his guitar. Rich Warren of WFMT Chicago’s The Midnight Special said, "His artistry is nothing short of amazing". Vic Heyman, in SING OUT!, wrote, “He is one of the strongest guitar players in contemporary folk.”

Avoiding the compromises of the commercial music industry during his 50+-year professional career, Jack prefers touring under the radar, playing concerts, large and small, week in and week out, from the sheer love of music and performing. Playing for more than 50 house concerts each year, Jack enjoys the intimacy of that venue most of all, with a more personal connection to his listeners. Jack is a sought-after artist on all contemporary acoustic music stages, from coffeehouses and festivals to music halls and city arts stages. From acclaimed appearances at the Newport, Boston, Philadelphia, Kerrville, New Bedford SummerFest Folk Festivals, his musicianship, songs, stories and commanding presence have established him as an uncommonly inspiring and influential performer.

Jack frequently shares his musical knowledge with others. In addition to leading numerous workshops as he tours the country, he has been on the staff of The Swannanoa Gathering in NC, Lamb’s Songwriter Retreat in MI, The Folk Project in NJ, WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week in NH, and co-hosts a semi-annual Music Workshop Weekend near his home in the Ozarks.

Seating is limited. Purchase tickets here!

Listen to past live events here!

All shows 59:00 mp3 streaming audio

Copyrighted material presented here for educational purposes

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tune.gif 338 Janis Ian 5/24/10
tune.gif 298 Kenny Edwards 12/28/09
tune.gif 264 The Watermelon Mountain Jug Band 1/18/10
tune.gif 335 Cris Williamson 2/22/10
tune.gif 236 Philip Bailey 7/6/09
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tune.gif 271 Don Was 3/08/10
tune.gif 359 Harry Manx 2/01/10
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