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The video premieres HERE at 7pm/CDT Wednesday, July 29. It will remain in our Gallery after the show.
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Featured Performer: Jack Williams
Jack Williams will perform at the virtual Fox Valley Folk Festival over Labor Day weekend. You can find more information at foxvalleyfolk.com.
Jack played at the July 16, 2000 Woodstock Folk Festival. He was so popular that he was invited back to do a guitar workshop and concert. Off Square Music booked Jack to perform in August, 2018. We look forward to a time when we can see and hear Jack in person.
Jack Williams, a South Carolina-born artist, is celebrated by the contemporary U.S. folk community as a singer/songwriter of national stature and an uncommonly unique guitarist whom Sing Out! Magazine describes as “one of the strongest guitarists in contemporary folk.”
Until COVID-19, Jack had continued to tour the U.S. constantly out of the sheer love of music and performing. Williams has added extremely successful tours of England, Scotland, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, France and Austria to his list of recent performances at festivals, house concerts and major folk venues. A featured performer on the Philadelphia and Kerrville (TX) main stages, Jack has also appeared on the New Bedford (MA) Summerfest and Boston Folk Festival stages.
In addition to his successful solo career, Jack’s credits include guitar work with legendary singer/songwriters Mickey Newbury, Harry Nilsson, Tom Paxton, Peter Yarrow, and Steve Gillette, among others. He currently has a DVD (High Cotton) and seven CDs of original songs on Wind River / Folk Era Records: “Bound for Glory – Live,” “Laughing in the Face of the Blues,” “WALKIN’ DREAMS,” “LIVE & In Good Company,” “Eternity & Main,” “Across the Winterline,” and “Dreams of the Song Dog.” His CD “Don’t Let Go” is a collection of cover songs reflecting the major influences on his musical development.
Williams’ music is born at the meeting ground of the traditional and the contemporary – original Southern-American songwriting and performance at its best, drawing deeply from the eclectic well of our musical heritage. Jack’s fusion of guitar, voice and songs – which are loaded with delightful influences from his career in jazz, classical, rock, blues, country and folk – should not be missed.
“…[Jack Williams’] artistry… is nothing short of amazing. Dazzling picking, expressive voice, unique and interesting songs.” ~ Rich Warren, WFMT “Midnight Special”
“…soulful singer and a superb guitarist…” ~ Dick Weissman, Folk Musician, in his book “Which Side Are You On”
And legendary singer/songwriter, Mickey Newbury added,
“Jack and his music are an American treasure.”
For further information, please see Jack’s website at JackWilliamsMusic.com
Please visit performer websites to purchase their CDs and other merchandise and to donate to them. With all their gigs cancelled, they need your support. Your donations and purchases are a great way to thank Jack Williams for creating this Woodstock Wednesdays video! –JackWilliamsMusic.com. You can also go directly to Jack’s donation sites:
“Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/jackwilliams. You can make a recurring donation of any amount you choose, down to $1 per month, to help Jack continue to make music. Thank you, your help is greatly appreciated.
“If you are struggling through this time, please don’t feel pressured to donate – your friendship and support are all we need. But if you are able and would like to help out, you can also donate through PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/jackwilliamsmusic. If that link doesn’t work for you, go to your account at paypal.com and send money to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We hope you’ll enjoy the show!