26th November – Brooks Williams

Irvine Folk Club has Brooks Williams as the special guest on Wednesday 26th November and given the man’s busy diary and the thousands of miles he covers, the Club it seems has struck it lucky.
Brooks Williams is an American acoustic guitarist and a singer and a songwriter who is described as a joy to watch and a classy act from start to finish. Born in Statesboro Georgia he walks a line between blues and Americana with a style that combines roots, blues, jazz, classical and folk.
He has been performing for 25 years and has released 19 CDs, the most recent being New Everything – an album he takes great pride in. Included in these 19 albums are some devoted to folk and some entirely instrumental guitar. He is ranked in The Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists – his instrumental version of Amazing Grace has been described as mind-blowing.
Each year Brooks devotes a significant part of his time to leading workshops on guitar and songwriting. Workshops have taken him to Turkey, Belgium, France, the UK, all over the USA and in 2010 he was in Tanzania in East Africa working with Primary School pupils using his resonator guitar. Brooks has released two instructional DVDs on blues guitar and slide guitar both of which have been praised for their accessibility.
Added to all of the above, Brooks is a visiting lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge where he works with aspiring musicians. His diary shows that on Sunday 23rd November he is playing on The Isle of Man, Wednesday 26th at Irvine, Thursday 27th in Dorset and Friday 28th in New York!! Busy or what!
Be at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 26th November for 8pm to hear the very talented and much acclaimed Brooks Williams. The Club meets in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road and it’s BYOB with a great café.