Where the finest folk and acoustic musicians come to play.
The music of Jack Williams, rooted in his native South Carolina, is shaped by a 51-year career of playing folk, rock, jazz, R&B, classical and the popular music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. He is counted among the most dynamic performers on today's "folk" circuit -
"...one of the most enlightened and entertaining performers I've ever encountered", said Dave Humphreys of Two-Way Street Coffeehouse in Downer's Grove, IL. Jack is a "musician's musician", an uncommonly unique guitarist, a writer of vivid songs, and a storyteller in an old Southern tradition. Vic Heyman, in SING OUT!, wrote, "He is one of the strongest guitar players in contemporary folk."
In addition to his solo career, as a guitarist he has accompanied such luminaries as Tom Paxton, Peter Yarrow, Mickey Newbury and Harry Nilsson. From acclaimed appearances at the
Newport, Boston, Philadelphia, Kerrville, New Bedford SummerFest Folk Festivals, his musicianship, songs, stories and commanding presence have established him as an uncommonly inspiring and influential performer.
Friendships with two great singers had an enormous impact on Jack's career and on the development of his own singing voice. In 1973, his relationship with the late Harry Nilsson resulted in an album effort at RCA during an ill-fated period of music industry turmoil. Until 2002, he sometimes toured as sole accompanist to his friend, the late Mickey Newbury, with whom he co-wrote, co-produced, and recorded a live album and video, Nights When I Am Sane (reissued as Winter Winds).
FOLK LEGEND RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT
One of the country's legendary foundations of folk music, Ramblin’ Jack is a multiple GRAMMY-winner, and recipient of the National Medal of the Arts, who Bob Dylan has called the “King of the folksingers.” "Jack sounds more like me than I do." Woody Guthrie.
SATURDAY, NOV 24
GYPSY SOUL HOLIDAY SHOW
Authentic and excellence are the words most often used to describe Gypsy Soul and their music. Come and experience a special Holiday Concert, "A Gift Within the Song"and hear eclectic and original arrangements of holiday classics.
SATURDAY, DEC 8
2:00 PM MATINEE
SATURDAY, JAN 12
FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT and the
FARE THEE WELLS
Four Shillings Short perform traditional & original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on over 30 World instruments including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds