Keller Williams

Keller Williams

Often compared with such artists as Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke, Keller stands out for his unique approach to folk music and for his undeniable rhythmic mystique.

This singer/songwriter's playful combination of all musical genres blend with clever lyrics to ignite imagination, inspiration and smiles. Respected and appreciated for his musical creativity, such techniques as "mouth fluegel" and "guitar beats" contribute to his signature sound. Keller consistently exploits the freedom of music and the result is marvelous.

"Imagine an acoustic 10-string guitar player who is a cross between Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges, with significant doses of Grateful Dead, jazz, groove and reggae thrown into the mix. Add sweet tenor vocals, some excellent original songs, well chosen covers, and the occassional effects loops to layer things up a bit. Then add tribal roots via the djembe, the patented "mouth flugel" horn sounds...Clearly we can only be talking about Keller Williams." - Timothy Lynch

Keller Williams

Wakarusa announces initial lineup

The 5th Annual Wakarusa is set for June 5-8 in Lawrence, Kanasas. Initial artists include The Flaming Lips, Keller Williams, Cake, Galactic, Lotus, David Grisman and many more.

Keller Williams releases new CD "12"

Keller Williams has been called guitar’s mad-scientist, a one-man band for the new millennium, and dozens of other clever sobriquets dreamed up by fans and music journalists trying to get a handle on his uplifting and ever-shifting style of music.

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In this edition - Wanee DVD, New Mastersounds remixed, new Keller, and much more Don't forget about HGMN Gift Certificates this year! There's no shipping to worry about unless you want a physical certificate to give. Otherwise the recipient can get a code from us redeemable for whatever amount you choose, and use it online or over the phone!
New Additions to the Catalog:

Jam Cam Chronicles - Wanee 2007 DVD - As rock-blues legends The Allman Brothers Band wowed more than 10,000 guests over two consecutive nights and invited both family (Devon Allman's Honeytribe, Vaylor Trucks' Bonobos Convergence) and friends (The Radiators, Keller Williams, and more) to do the same, the JamCam crew captured it all for a nearly 3-hour look at this 3rd annual celebration of blues, roots and jam. Performances include The Allman Brothers Band, Keller Williams, Oteil & The Peacemakers, Scrapomatic, Rusted Root, The Radiators, and more. An in-depth look at the Allman-inspired Hittin' the Note Magazine, interviews with ABB offspring, and a Suwannee River-full of festival "sites and sounds" round out this latest offering from the JamCam catalog. $17.00

The New Mastersounds - Re:Mixed CD - The New Mastersounds certainly don't need any introduction. As the UK's top contemporary deep funk band, they already have 5 full-length albums and 21 seven-inch single releases under their belt and have been invited to play everywhere from the US to Japan. The crazy idea that Record Kicks had was to ask a bunch of talented contemporary funk, nu jazz and broken soul remixers to work on NMS's "raw" deep funk sound. The result is an absolutely essential compilation full of irresistible nu funk, soul, broken, and headz future classics. The disc features a wide range of producers, from the award-winning Nostalgia 77 together with the fabulous Corinne Bailey Rae, to "King" Kenny Dope, Lack Of Afro, and Dielser, not to mention Lanu aka Lance Ferguson from the The Bamboos, Ju Ju Orchestra, mighty Smoove from Acid Jazz Records, nu afrobeat phenomenon AIFF, and many more. This is a unique experience - 12 club stormers to hit the floor, and proper DJs and funk & soul lovers will need to take stock of it. Imported. $19.99

Keller Williams - 12 CD - Keller's twelfth album release looks back at his remarkable, ground-breaking career. Aptly titled 12, the disc features one standout song from his previous 11 releases plus one new, previously unrecorded song. Keller himself has dubbed this his album of "hitless greatest hits." 12 is a fantastic celebration of a career that, while nowhere near the end, has provided many a musical milestone. $13.99 

Dave Matthews Band - Live at Piedmont Park (2 DVDs) - Live at Piedmont Park took place on September 8, 2007 in front of 50,000+ fans at the Meadow of Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Live at Piedmont Park is the first full Dave Matthews Band concert release on DVD since the 2003 release of the monumental Central Park Concert, and this new offering is equally as impressive. It has been remixed and recut since the Peachtree TV broadcast, and was recorded in stereo and 5.1 audio to and shot in High Definition video to provide viewers and listeners with the ultimate sound and video quality. Several songs make their DVD debut here, including "The Dreaming Tree" and new songs "#27," "Cornbread" and "Eh-Hee." Additional highlights include guest appearances from Warren Haynes and Gregg Allman. $21.98

Ghostland Observatory - Live From Austin, TX DVD - Uncompromising, audacious, frantic...transformative. Experience the inferno of this band's live shows and you'll start to get it. It's tough to believe just two dudes create this monstrosity of sound! They are two small-town Texas dudes with very distinct personalities - producer/drummer Thomas Turner, heavily influenced by electronic artists from Daft Punk to Green Velvet and rockers like The Clash, and front man Aaron Behrens, whose charisma inspires comparisons to Freddie Mercury and Prince. As their MySpace page describes it, Ghostland Observatory is not a band but an agreement between two friends to create something that not only heals their beat-driven hearts, but pleases their rock n roll souls. That certain something also drives audiences wild as Behrens sings and struts to frantic garage riffs and thumping dance-punk beats. This is their national television debut, recorded July 10, 2007. $16.99

Will Hoge - Draw the Curtains CD - Decades ago, before the first rock and roll idols turned music into a product, musicians played music the way cobblers mended shoes and carpenters built homes. Welcome to the world of Will Hoge. Draw The Curtains, Hoge's first album in two years, is a tour de force of authenticity, covering sounds from country and roots to rock, soul, and R&B. It's music the way it was meant to be played, with a rock-is-my-life, let's-hit-the-road attitude. Hoge's music is the unwavering sound of a born rocker. He filters rock, soul, folk, blues and country through a prism of emotional authenticity and what emerges is undeniable. $16.98

Frank Zappa - Halloween DTS DVD-Audio - A legendary compilation of tunes from 3 1978 shows in New York City. You can bet the freaks were out for this one, and the Zappa band put on a heart-stopping performance full of insanity! DVD Audio disc includes DTS 5.1 Surround mix, DVD-A 5.1 surround mix, and PCM Stereo mix, mastered from the original 24-track tapes. $16.99

Recent Releases You May Have Missed:

Gov't Mule - A Tail of Two Cities (2 DVDs)
Modern Groove Syndicate - Ms. Popular CD
Raq - Live Vol. 1 Digital Download Card
The Flaming Lips - Big Hands T-Shirt
Tim Carter - Bang Bang CD

New Releases Coming Soon:

January 1 -
Radiohead - In Rainbows CD (pre-order)

January 8 -
Medeski Martin and Wood - Let's Go Everywhere CD

January 15 -
A Bluegrass Tribute to Neil Young CD Eric Lindell - Low on Cash, Rich in Love CD

January 22 -
North Mississippi Allstars - Hernando CD moe. - Sticks and Stones CD (pre-order) Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark CD (pre-order)
Cat Power - Jukebox (Deluxe Edition 2 CD)

January 29
- Dispatch - Zimbabwe DVD

February 12 -
Marco Benevento - Invisible Baby CD

February 19 -
Mike Doughty - Golden Delicious CD
Latest Reviews at

Max Allen - Earthwalker CD review
Col. Bruce & The Quark Alliance CD review

Video of the Week:

Will Hoge performs "Silver and Gold" at La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX
Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

Bryan Rodgers


Keller Williams to release new CD in December

Keller Williams has been called guitar’s mad-scientist, a one-man band for the new millennium, and dozens of other clever sobriquets dreamed up by fans and music journalists trying to get a handle on his uplifting and ever-shifting style of music. Though Keller’s music has evolved since he first started playing music over twenty years ago, some things have remained constant: Keller is a prolific artist, an exceptional guitarist, and an accomplished songwriter.

All Good 11 - July 12-15, 2007

Driving onto Marvin's Mountaintop for the first time, I was overwhelmed at the beauty of the place. Now I'd heard plenty of tale about this legendary site, but couldn't have prepared myself for the natural wonder that awaited me and thousands of other music lovers and good-doers this eleventh annual holiday of jam, the much anticipated All Good Music Festival & Campout.

Bonnaroo Music Festival - June 14-17, 2007

Bonnaroo? I go to southeastern Tennessee for the Barbecue. The festival is just what I do between stops at Prater’s.


All kidding aside, I do book a hotel every year on the route to the fest that takes me by Prater's. What's better than some "Q," chili, potato wedges and sweet tea to prepare a person for the sweltering daily musical overload that is Bonnaroo?

Asheville Music Jamboree - June 1-3, 2007 - Take 2

The Asheville Music Jamboree at Deerfields (NC) was a sweet treat to welcome festival season. This Eco-Conscious, Kid Friendly adventure in the beautiful hills of North Carolina was an excellent pot of roots rock music stew, from the Carolina mountain music to the roots of Jamaica, through to the revolutionary fusions of Rastagrass Appalachian Reggae and rock.

Echoes of revolution, positivity and respect for the Earth bounced all over the venue, from Ralph Rodenberry's "You and your light can change the world" to Sol Driven Train's "Humble yourself before the Earth," to Michael Franti's "Everyone deserves music, sweet music." The festival gave a little taste of the flavor of Asheville, NC, which is exactly what any festival should do for its guests. It was like the city of Asheville had a day in the park... the sights, the sounds, the community of peaceful people, those out there driven to make a better world...

Asheville Music Jamboree - June 1-3, 2007 - Take 1

As I sit at my computer and download the photographs my family and I had taken over the weekend, I cannot help but reminisce about those wonderful days in the North Carolina Mountains.

As a volunteer, my three children and I arrived on Thursday and set up camp in what was to become the “family camping” area. By Friday afternoon this small wooded glen was filled up with wonderful families, whose children became fast friends, playing endless games of tag and exploring. And what exploring there was! On our first day we found several wonderful places to swim (there were two lakes) and a wonderful babbling brook to wade in. The water was cold, yet refreshing. It was a nice treat after getting all sweaty setting up camp.

Summer Camp Music Festival - May 25-27, 2007

As music-and-camping festivals become more and more ubiquitous, there are an increasing number of ways that enthusiasts categorize their favorite, and not so favorite, summer haunts. There are the “massive festies” that will certainly not fail to be a party touched with large-scale hedonism, nearly 24-hour activity and welcomed sensory overload, i.e. Bonnaroo in Tennessee and 10,000 Lakes in Minnesota. There are the “chill festies” like Connecticut’s long-standing Gathering of the Vibes and California’s High Sierra.

PART 1: Of or Pertaining to a Certain Grit...


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