Sat January 18, 2014
WCBE Presents Keller Williams @ The Newport Sat. Jan. 25, 2014!
WCBE proudly presents Keller Williams on his "What The Funk" tour with the funky group More Than A Little.
They'll perform on Saturday, January 25th at The Newport Music Hall! Tune in to WCBE for more chances to win tickets to the show! It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!
Keller Williams’ story begins in Virginia, just south of Washington, D.C. There he was exposed to a wide variety of music at an early age, starting with country and bluegrass and working his way up through hip-hop and go-go, a brand of funk particular to that part of the country. Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Williams has defined the term independent artist. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Williams’ solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer.
Those who’ve followed Keller Williams’ recording career to date know that he has given each of his albums a single-word title: Laugh, Buzz, Dance, Home, Loop, Odd, etc. Each title serves not only as a concise summation of the concept guiding the particular project but also as another piece of the jigsaw puzzle that is Keller Williams. Grass, for example, is a bluegrass recording, Stage is a live album, and Dream the end product of a wish list: Keller collaborating with some of his greatest musical heroes. The naming trend has continued with 2010’s Thief and Kids, respectively a set of cover songs and Williams’ first children’s record. The tracks, with titles like “Car Seat,” “Because I Said So,” and “Taking a Bath,” are witty, catchy and never speak down to the intended audience. All of them will resonate with ! any parent as well as the little ones. Keller Williams has never followed the prescribed path laid out by the conventional music business but rather one of his own making. It’s a path that has served him well. Don’t miss Keller Williams January 25 at The Newport!