Brooks Williams


Singer/songwriter Brooks Williams began violin lessons at age three, but moved on to the guitar when he was ten so that he could try on songs from musicians as diverse as Leonard Cohen and Jimi Hendrix. Today his guitar reinvents works by the likes of Joseph Spence, Caetano Veloso, Pat Metheny, Buddy Miller, T-Bone Burnett, Miriam Makeba, Paul Buchanan of the Blue Nile, Sam Phillips, and J.S. Bach.

He’s been written about in Acoustic Guitar, Hot Press, Sing Out!, Fingerstyle Guitar, Performing Songwriter, The Boston Globe, The Leak, The Austin Chronicle, Folk Roots, MOJO, Dirty Linen, Guitar World, Blues Review, and more. Seven Boston Music Award nominations came in for Outstanding Folk Albums, Folk Act, and Singer/Songwriter, and he won the WUMB-Boston New Artist Album of the Year Award. Multiple appearances on radio and newspaper Top Ten lists have also chronicled his continued evolution as a guitarist and songwriter.

Williams has shared the stage with a who’s who of recording artists, including Shawn Colvin, Mark O’Connor, Leo Kottke, David Wilcox, Taj Mahal, Take 6, Mark Heard, Vigilantes of Love, Roger McGuinn, John Prine, The Band, and Victoria Williams. He’s played at major festivals like Newport and Winnipeg and in clubs like The Birchmere and The Iron Horse Music Hall. His tour itinerary spans the US, Canada, England, and Ireland.

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