MONTROSE Folk Club continues with another Friday evening concert this week when American singer and guitarist, Brooks Williams will be the guest in the Links Hotel, Montrose on Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m.
Originally from Statesboro, Georgia, but now resident in Cambridge, Brooks is the other member of the duo, State of The Union, along with acclaimed English singer and songwriter, Boo Hewerdine.
Ranked as one of the world’s top 100 acoustic guitarists, Brooks plays fiery guitar, has a rich and silky voice and writes hook-laden songs. He is one of the most commanding performers on the acoustic Roots scene, walking the line between Blues and Americana. For 25 years he has been wowing audiences worldwide, every night delivering the deepest and most intense interpretations of everything from early Blues, to inventive covers and to his own original compositions. Born in Georgia, Brooks moved in his late teens to Boston, Massachusetts. Playing five or six nights per week in the little clubs and bars of New York and New England, he developed his sound. The mid week gigs were in raucous bars, whilst those at weekends were in quiet coffeehouses, the same ones as in an earlier era had featured Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt and Suzanne Vega. Brooks is an absolute master with a six string guitar but his talent does not end there. He is personable and funny as a live performer with a beautiful voice which you just melt into. Everyone is welcome at Montrose Folk Club on Friday for an evening of quality song and guitar music. Doors be open at 7.30 p.m. with Brooks on stage at 8 p.m.