Brought to you by The Whitehouse Sessions, we are really excited to welcome Brooks Williams to the Barrel House stage for the first time. Doors 8pm.
Much loved Americana, blues and folk singer-songwriter and guitarist Brookes Williams is celebrating 30 years on the road by touring with a new album of favourite songs from his back catalogue, Work My Claim. On stage at the Barrel House Brooks will be accompanied by master fiddle player Aaron Catlow.
With a remarkable twenty-nine albums to his name, Brooks is at the top of his game. He may call the UK home now, but his music and manner are firmly rooted in his Statesboro, Georgia, USA, birthplace. His wide smile and gentle grace immediately puts his audience at ease, as he takes on a journey from the roots of the early country-blues legends such as Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell, through jazz, folk and Americana. A skilled interpreter of the standards with his own unmistakable twist, he’s also a soulful singer and songwriter.
Brooks cut his teeth in the States supporting the likes of Nanci Griffith, Chris Smither, Leo Kottke, Shawn Colvin, and Taj Mahal. Williams is a guitarists’ guitarist. Behind his relaxed, easy manner, lies a sophisticated fingerpicker and a mean bottleneck slider. The groove he sets up on his battered Atkin J-43 is second-to-none in acoustic music.
“He’s a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer. Brooks Williams is the real thing.” Martin Simpson
Tickets online from the link below or from the Totnes Brewing Co. bar which is open;
Fri-Sun Noon - midnight
£12 ADV or £15 OTD