NEW EVERYTHING is the highly anticipated new release from roots singer-songwriter and guitarist Brooks Williams. Audience favourites long before its release, the songs on NEW EVERYTHING feature Brooks’ voice and guitar centre stage. With the help of a few friends – chiefly Martin Simpson, State of The Union collaborator Boo Hewerdine, John Wheeler, Neil McSweeney, Steve Lockwood, Kevin McGuire, Keith Angel and Andy Seward – the resulting sound is upbeat, jubilant and soulful.
Included on the 13-track CD are Carry On (an ode to live music), One Step (a high-stepping love song), Prosperity (an ironic look at political promises) and Time 4 Love (a sultry, sexy slow-burner), alongside the classic King Of California (about finding – and losing – gold), Mercury Blues (about love and auto-mobiles) and Deep River Blues (featuring both Williams and Martin Simpson on resonator guitars).
From Statesboro Georgia USA, Williams is ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists and is one of the most versatile and entertaining performers touring today. Recent appearances include Shrewsbury Festival, Celtic Connections, London’s prestigious Green Note, and The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh. NEW EVERYTHING walks the line between blues and Americana. Imagine Doc Watson, Willie Nelson, Lonnie Johnson and Blind Boy Fuller sitting in a bar having a jam – and you’re just about there!
I’ve known Brooks for many years. He’s a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing” Martin Simpson
“How soulful a solo guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and astonishing technique” Blues Revue
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