Master multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Keller Williams will return to the Top Hat for a live concert on Friday, January 11, 2019.
Since his release of FREEK in 1994, Keller has been awing crowds with his improvisational live performances. He’s also recorded over 20 albums, each titled with a single word that serves as a concise summation of the concept guiding each album. GRASS, for example, is a bluegrass recording cut with the husband-wife duo The Keels. STAGE is a live album and DREAM is the realization of Keller’s wish to collaborate with some of his musical heroes.
Keller’s collaborative and solo albums reflect his pursuit to create music that sounds like nothing else. Unbeholden to conventionalism, he seamlessly crosses genre boundaries. The end-product is astounding and novel music that encompasses rock, jazz, funk, and bluegrass, and always keeps the audience on their feet.
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.”
On October 19, 2018, Keller released his first ever completely instrumental album, appropriately named SANS.
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 26 at 10am, at The Top Hat, online or by phone at (877) 987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.