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Brooks' Blues

by Brooks Williams

Statesboro, Georgia native and guitar wizard brings a soulful set of blues standards, fresh and re-visioned but as familiar as a front-porch conversation.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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1. From Four Until Late
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2. My Babe
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3. Trouble in Mind
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4. You Never Can Tell
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5. Save the Bones
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6. Backwater Blues
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7. On the Rolling Sea
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8. Statesboro Blues
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9. Mother Earth
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10. Sitting on Top of the World
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11. Hesitation Blues
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12. I Will Do My Last Singing
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Album Notes
Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the "Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists," he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks' music is the love-child of country-blues and soulful Americana.

 His massive repertoire spans classic roots and blues as well as compelling covers (from the likes of Dave Alvin, Bessie Smith and Mose Allison), alongside his own songs which are thoroughly alive with clearly-drawn ironic characters and rich in blues pathos.

"Brooks' Blues" is a fitting homage to the music that has inspired this Statesboro, Georgia native since, well, the day he was born. Recorded “old school” with just voice and guitar (acoustic, resonator and cigar box), live in the studio, using vintage mics and a creaky chair, it represents Williams’ unique relationship with the blues, a relationship based not only on a ‘feel’ for the music, and a technical prowess with the music, but also an intimate knowledge of the place from which this music has sprung. His soulful arrangements of songs like Memphis Slim's "Mother Earth," Richard Jones' "Trouble In Mind," and Bessie Smith's "Backwater Blues" are fresh and re-visioned, but they are also as familiar as a front-porch conversation.

Blues great Willie Dixon once said, “The blues is the roots, the rest are the fruits.” Williams says, "I've built a 25-plus CD career based on the fruits,” says Williams. “Now’s the time for the roots.”

Brooks Williams has worked stages worldwide for over twenty-five years, touring constantly in the US, UK and Europe. Catch him on a stage near you!

"Stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves, he really rocks." (fRoots)



"Talent, taste and astonishing technique." (Blues Revue)



“We called him back for three encores!” (Blues In Britain)



"The real thing.” (Martin Simpson)


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