Keller Williams is known for a lot of things. He has his funk/soul group More Than A Little. He has recorded multiple bluegrass albums with husband/wife duo Jenny and Larry Keel as Keller and the Keels. The first time I saw him many years a ago he was leading an electric jamband supergroup called WMDs and he currently has a similar 4-piece group called Kwatro. He’s recorded collaborations with String Cheese Incident and The Travelin’ McCourys, and the last time he was in the area was for his Shut The Folk Up collaboration with folk legend Leo Kottke. All that being said, he’s best known for his one-man show that he’s bringing to the Octave on April 24.
Keller may be a jack of many trades, but he’s also a master guitarist. His trademark rhythmic picking is the focal point of his solo sets that revolve around include quirky lyrics, looping multiple instruments, beatboxing, improvisation, and more. Keller often throws in a Grateful Dead or Phish cover (I recall a wonderful stand-up bass-only cover of Phish’s “Contact” at a prior show) but his eclectic songs and impressive musicianship make him a draw for more than just jamband fans. Tickets are moving fast, so don’t wait until Thursday to decide to join us!