4/24/2013 8:58:00 AM Jack Williams will perform at The Rhubarbarry
Submitted to Harbor Light Newspaper
The Rhubarbary is back after spending the winter exploring the Los Angeles small venue scene and has an exciting line-up of great folk music.
Jack Williams will perform on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. The music of Jack Williams, rooted in his native South Carolina, is shaped by a 51-year career of playing folk, rock, jazz, R&B, classical and the popular music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. He is counted among the most dynamic performers on today's "folk" circuit - "...one of the most enlightened and entertaining performers I've ever encountered," said Dave Humphreys of Two-Way Street Coffeehouse in Downer's Grove, IL. Jack is considered a "musician's musician", an uncommonly unique guitarist, a writer of vivid songs with a strong sense of place, and a storyteller
in an old Southern tradition who further illustrates each tale with his guitar.
Rich Warren of WFMT Chicago's The Midnight Special said, "His artistry is nothing short of amazing." Vic Heyman, in SING OUT!, wrote, "He is one of the strongest guitar players in contemporary folk."
Avoiding the compromises of the commercial music industry during his professional career, Jack prefers touring under the radar, playing concerts, large and small, week in and week out, from the sheer love of music and performing. Playing for more than 50 house concerts each year, Jack enjoys the intimacy of that venue most of all, with a more personal connection to his listeners. Jack is a sought-after artist on all contemporary acoustic music stages, from coffeehouses to music halls and city arts stages. In addition to his solo career, as a guitarist he has accompanied such luminaries as Tom Paxton, Peter Yarrow, Mickey Newbury and Harry Nilsson. From acclaimed appearances at the Newport, Boston, Philadelphia, Kerrville,
New Bedford SummerFest Folk Festivals, his musicianship, commanding presence have established him as an uncommonly inspiring and influential performer.
Jack frequently shares his musical knowledge with others. In addition to leading numerous workshops as he tours the country, he has been on the staff of The Swannanoa Gathering in NC, Lamb's Songwriter Retreat in MI, The Folk Project in NJ, WUMB's Summer Acoustic Music Week in NH, and co-hosts a semi-annual Music Workshop Weekend near his home in the Ozarks.
Jack always packs the house with his great songwriting, storytelling and almost unbelievable guitar playing. This will be a great show so come early and stay late to gab with Jack and his wife Judy. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $12. As always please feel free to bring a snack/dish to pass and a favorite imbibe. Jack's music can be heard at http://www.jackwilliamsmusic.com/.