Keller Williams, will bring his Tom Petty-inspired project, Keller Williams’ PettyGrass to Byham Theater on January 20. The show will feature Keller, joined by The Hillbenders, performing select covers in a bluegrass style. Watch Williams perform covers of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” and “Running Down A Dream” as part of his Pettygrass project, here.
Keller Williams’ PettyGrass began in 2015 when he put together a set of Petty covers for a benefit in his hometown. Since Tom Petty’s passing, Williams decided to post these covers (which he recorded as memos on his phone and later enhanced) in honor of the legend’s legacy and inspiration. These shows serve to pay homage to Petty by bringing a new perspective to his music. To learn more about the project, you can read this extensive Billboard feature, here.
Williams recently released his 23rd studio album, SANS, which offers a fresh take on his previous work, with eight reimagined tracks plus one new song. The follow up to 2017’s simultaneous releases, SYNC and RAW, SANS finds Williams breathing new life into some of his favorite songs that were once presented as solo acoustic guitar pieces. Listen to the album’s opening track “Fat B“, originally recorded for 1998’s SPUN, and read the extensive Jambase feature for more insight into his innovative approach in revisiting these songs.
Keller Williams is an artist who defies categorization, constantly evolving his sound through multiple creative projects and unique musical endeavors. Williams’ dynamic and unpredictable live performances have cemented his reputation as a multi-instrumental creative force, revered for his improvisational style and genre-defying work. His distinct brand of “acoustic dance music” has earned him a loyal and fervent fan following, also capturing the attention of critics including Billboard, Relix, Acoustic Guitar Magazine and Entertainment Weekly, who calls his live show an “enveloping experience.”
You can find more information about Williams’ projects here: https://kellerwilliams.net/projects/