Best known for his exciting and unpredictable live performances, the ever-evolving Keller Williams is pulling it back for a stripped-down show. The all-acoustic set means a different experience for Williams fans, one that features music primed for listening. Keller will be joined by his idol, the legendary Leo Kottke, a widely-respected master of his craft known for a unique fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz and folk music. The show will feature solo sets from both artists, and may even find the two spontaneously collaborating throughout the night.
Keller Williams first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Keller Williams is touring in support of his new release Sync, the first studio album from acoustic dance ensemble KWahtro (out January 20). KWahtro infuses reggae, folk, jazz, afrobeat and dance rhythms into new and innovative arrangements with the help of 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).