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Keller Williams and His Compadres

September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Keller Williams and His Compadres

Returning for year number five and a two-night run on Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17th.

Friday is acoustic and features Drew Emmitt and Greg Garrison of Leftover Salmon and Andy Hall from the Infamous Stringdusters.

Saturday goes electric with Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident, Garrett Sayers from the Motet and Alwyn Robinson of Leftover Salmon.

Solo set each night!

Check out lodging specials at www.keystoneresort.com and stay the weekend.  Ski, ride and party with Keller Williams and his Compadres both Friday and Saturday nights at Keystone!

Doors will open at 8:00pm with music starting at 9:00pm.

Advanced Ticket Sales are $30 per person, per show or $55 for a two-day pass.

Standing room only.  No matter where you stand, you will have an amazing view of Keller Williams and His Compadres!

All ages show.

Tickets  on sale now for the Fan Club ONLY at  www.kellerwilliams.net/shows.

Tickets on sale for the General Public on November 1, 2016.


Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. For most of his career he has performed solo. His stage shows are rooted around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs, while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. With the use of today’s technology, Keller creates samples on the fly in front of the audience, a technique called live phrase sampling or looping, With nothing pre-recorded, the end result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica. A genre Keller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music” or ADM.

That approach, Williams explains, was derived from “hours of playing solo with just a guitar and a microphone, and then wanting to go down different avenues musically. I couldn’t afford humans and didn’t want to step into the cheesy world of automated sequencers where you hit a button and the whole band starts to play, then you’ve got to solo along or sing on top of it. I wanted something more organic yet with a dance groove that I could create myself.”
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. Once he began releasing recordings, starting with 1994’s FREEK, Williams was embraced by an even wider community of music fans, particularly the jam band crowd. While his live gigs have largely been solo affairs, Williams has nearly always used his albums as a forum for collaborations with fellow musicians. An alliance with The String Cheese Incident on 1999’s BREATHE marked Williams’ first release on the band’s label SCI Fidelity Records, an imprint he still partners with today for recordings. DREAM, Keller’s 2007 release, found him in the company of such iconic musicians as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, banjo master Béla Fleck, bass great Victor Wooten, American musician/poet Michael Franti and many others.


September 17, 2016
9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Keystone Neighbourhood Company
(800) 919-0038


Warren Station Center for the Arts
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