Date(s) - April 20, 2017
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Whetherman is the moniker of 32 year-old independent folk singer-songwriter Nicholas Williams, who has released seven full-length albums of “Sunny, soulful folk music that is irresistible” (Indie Music Reviewer) since 2007, most recently his first live album: Whetherman Live at Blue Jay Listening Room in June of 2016. The traveling troubadour has artfully bridged the gap between American-made sounds spanning folk, blues, country, soul, and bluegrass with a timeless tinge, earning his keep amongst international independent artists. His music aims at the heart center, with earnest and poetic lyrics that accompany infectiously melodic vocals, alongside effervescent percussive guitar and rolling harmonica, creating a rustic sound that is all his own.
Sonicbids, the world’s leading DIY resource for independent musicians, featured Williams for their article on “Success Stories- How to Make It as a DIY One-Man Band: Advice from Whetherman” as he’s been touring 150 shows a year in over 40 states across the US since 2012, as well as performing throughout the UK and Western Europe. He is completely independent from management, agencies or contracts, taking a grassroots approach to spread the music he’s created. Over the last decade, Williams has had the opportunity to open for acclaimed acts such as The Wailers, Taj Mahal, The Wood Brothers, Howie Day, Kim Richey, Donavon Frankenreiter, Anders Osbourne and Town Mountain among many others, as well as performing at festivals throughout the US and the UK.
Living on the road for the better part of the last five years, his surroundings have secured songs of poetry, with a resonance of nature. A finalist for the 2015 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase, Williams also received praise from BBC Radio of Seeds for Harvest as “Completely beautiful. An absolute delight to the ears.” The end product is a type of easy-listening that lifts the spirits and feeds the soul, akin to the likes of Van Morrison’s early recordings.
Currently, Williams is gearing up for a year of US touring in support of his eighth album ‘This Land’, releasing in May of 2017. You can find Whetherman on iTunes and Bandcamp, as well as streaming on Pandora Radio and Spotify.
More info HERE: www.Whetherman.net