An Evening with Keller Williams
Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his 16 record- ings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Williams’ solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, un- predictable performer.
Today, whether performing as a one-man band (a stage show constructed around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs while accompanying himself on an acoustic guitar connected to a Gibson Echoplex delay system that allows him to sim-ulate a full band), with a backing band (of which he has many – Keller and The Keels,Williams with Moseley, Droll and Sipe, and most recently Keller Williams with The Trav- elin’ McCourys and with his new six–piece outfit More Than a Little, among others), or solo acoustic with simply he and his guitar, Keller always reveals himself as an artist of great sty- listic breadth and infinite imagination.
He is a singer, songwriter and musician, al- ways on a quest for the new. Keller Williams has never followed the prescribed path laid out by the conventional music business but rather one of his own making. It’s a path that has served him well.