Our first show in the series will feature Keller Williams. Williams plays a one-of-a-kind blend of jazz, pop, and jam-rock, moving from instrument to instrument onstage and using a looping technology to build his songs piece by piece. He’ll create a percussion line, then sample it and repeat it so he can move to bass guitar and play a rhythm pattern, then on to guitar and vocals. It’s a fascinating process to watch, and Williams adds a songwriter’s knack for catchy hooks and offbeat choruses into the technical wizardry.
The Revivalists’ name might make them sound like a throwback bluegrass or acoustic folk band, but their sound is actually a joyous, big-hearted, rock ‘n’ roll sound. Bolstered by their seven-piece lineup, the band creates horn-spiked rock that aims for transcendence every time out. The choruses dazzle, the vocal harmonies shimmer, and the emotion is infectious.