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Walking Home

by Robert Williams

"Walking Home", the second solo record from Oklahoma native Robert Williams, fits best into the roots-alt country-Americana genres. Infused with a bit of country, the songs on "Walking Home" are sophisticated tales of the modern human condition.
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1. Nothing At All
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2. New Walking Blues
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3. The Idea of Esther
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4. No Mo
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5. You Don't Even Have to Ask
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6. Hillbilly Love Triangle
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7. When We Were Warriors
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8. Jumbo's Clown Room
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9. On a Gray Day
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10. Without a Clue
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Singer-songwriter Robert Williams comes from a place no other American singer-songwriter can lay claim to. Born and raised in Oklahoma, his crossroads meet at a dark little gin joint where Kurt Weil vamps and Hank Williams sings lonesome, heartbroken melodies.

Already earning a living from his music at the age of 19, Williams ran away to Berlin in 1969 and quickly found himself caught up in a thriving music scene rife with a nightly smorgasbord of stellar musicians, singing transvestites, multi-lingual songwriters and countless other denizens of the hippest scene going.

Back in the States in the mid-70s, Robert’s musical journey took him through the folk clubs and roadhouses of Oklahoma and Texas, where he continued to forge his sound, blending folk, blues and rock with the melodic European cabaret style that had caught his imagination in Berlin. A stint in L.A. found Williams working with Little Feat’s Richie Hayward and George Marinelli (guitarist for Bruce Hornsby and Bonnie Raitt).

A soulful guitar and mandolin player, Williams’ melodies make full use of his knowledge of unusual chords and tunings. Unburdened by artistic borders, he isn’t afraid to travel through the many worlds of human emotion in his songs.

Folker Magazine says of Robert:

“His roots in Berlin (1969) go almost as deep as those in Oklahoma (his childhood), with direct artistic results: In Robert Williams’ songs, his powerful American blues/country/folk heritage is expertly fused with European delicacies. We would like to see artists from “God’s own country” do this more often.”

These days, Robert tours mostly in Europe with his new Berlin Band, a group of motley international troubadours featuring Berliners Ron Randolf (guitar, mandolin, Cajon) and Thomas Baumgarte (contra bass). They will be back on the road together in early 2008, playing shows in Germany and Egypt to promote Robert’s new cd “Walking Home.”

When not writing and playing music, Robert is a professor of applied linguistics at the American University in Cairo.

Check www.robertwilliamsmusic.com to order the CD, download samples, and find info on retail outlets.



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"Walking Home" hits home
Robert Williams has done it again - soulful, skillful, and powerful. His lyrics are truthful and touching. "You Don't Even Have to Ask" gets to the core of unconditional love for a daughter, while "Without a Clue" lays bare the challenges and raw emotion involved in real relationships. This album grows on you and is sure to be a favorite. Great voice!