The Williams Brothers/Jack and Jill
The band considered the anchor of the western Colorado music scene team up with one of the Grand Valley's most promising new acts for a night of stellar music!
|Presenting||The Williams Brothers/Jack and Jill|
January 16, 2010
7:00PM to 10:30PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
The Williams Brothers were molded on the streets of Oakland, California during the '70s (the only "white boys" on Salisbury Street) listening to their parents vast blues and country vinyl collection, the funk that flowed out of boom boxes (pre-hip hop), and the psychedelic folk rock that blossomed in the East Bay Area during that time. In the mid 1980s, they became the Homegrown Boogie Band.
In 2000, the Williams Brothers & Their Homegrown Boogie Band moved to western Colorado, where they are considered the anchor of the western Colorado music scene. Over the past 17 years, the brothers have helped start several music venues, put together some of the earliest jam band festivals and have tirelessly promoted the genre. The Williams Brothers Band were recently voted one of the top ten bands to see in Colorado by "Emmitt’s Tops in America" website.
The Williams Brothers Band's hit single, "Circles," was nominated for a 2008 Golden Kayak Award by the International Academy Of Independent Artists for best Rock Song. They have had a number of songs spending weeks in the top 20.
James and/or Phillip Williams have worked with: John Lee Hooker, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chicago, Three Dog Night, Kid Rock, Joan Jett, Blind Melon, Jimmy Smith, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Little Feat, Johnny Rivers, Styx, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, the Guess Who and many other name artists.
"I liked your stuff, You guys are really funky."
--Fred Tackett (Little Feat)
"You guys are good, really good."
-- Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night)
"How about those Williams Brothers, that’s some good stuff."
-- Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon)
"That has Operations Manager Clara Ward feeling pretty confident about the Williams Brothers Band performance scheduled for Friday at the gardens, considering they were the biggest draw of last summer’s concert series. 'They brought in the most people last year so we thought we’d better have them back,' Ward said. 'They were a lot of fun.'”
-- GJ FREE PRESS, August, 2005
Opening for the Williams Brothers will be Jack and Jill, an acoustic duo performing together since their marriage in 2007. They both have been performing since they were children, with Jessica (AKA Jill) playing violin since age four, both in classical and non-traditional styles. Aaron (AKA Jack) is mostly self-taught, and his talent for hearing the music and repeating it back has been good enough to be chosen for solos in many choirs.