The 14th Annual NedFest in Nederland, CO is only weeks away and the festival will feature the first time collaboration of longtime music friends and colleagues Keller Williams, Kyle Hollingsworth, Steve Kimock and Dave Watts. The three-day outdoor music, arts and microbrew festival features bluegrass, jazz, jam and world music, making this fusion a natural fit to close out the weekend.
In other Keller-collaboration news, the ever-prolific Williams has just released Pick (July 3, 2012/SCI Fidelity Records) with The Travelin' McCourys.
It's only after you hear Pick that you come to the inescapable realization that this is a meeting that was predestined. Williams, the uber-distinctive singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who's been described as a "one-man band for the new millennium," is a tireless musical seeker for whom repetition is never an option. And The Travelin' McCourys - bluegrass royalty nonpareil with a sharp eye toward innovation - have similarly been dubbed "twenty-first century musical pilgrims and adventurers."
As always, the ever-prolific Keller Williams will perform this summer in several of his many incarnations. Look for Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys at select summer festivals. Plus, catch Williams' solo show, at a handful of dates as Keller and The Keels, and with his funkiest outfit to date, Kdubalicious. The complete list of Keller's currently confirmed tour dates is listed below.
Keller Williams on tour:
Thursday, July 19 Gathering of the Vibes Bridgeport CT
Sunday, July 29 - Monday, July 30 Outer Banks Brewing Station Kill Devil Hills NC
Saturday, August 4 Depot Park Whitefish MT
Friday, August 10 Big Wu Family Reunion 12 Morristown MN
Sunday, August 26 NedFest Nederland CO Keller Williams, Kyle Hollingsworth, Steve Kimock and Dave Watts
Saturday, August 25 Camp Barefoot Bartow WV
Friday, August 31 Dark Star Jubilee @ Legend Valley Thornville OH
Saturday, September 8 Shoe Fest Manteno IL Keller and The Keels
Friday, September 14 Jomeokee Arts and Music Festival Pinnacle NC Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys
Saturday, September 15 Gypsy Pow Wow Music and Arts Festival Lubbock TX
Thursday, September 20 World Cafe Live at The Queen Wilmington DE
Saturday, September 22 Papermill Island Baldwinsville NY with Donna the Buffalo
Friday, September 28 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg PA
Friday, October 5 The Festy Experience at Devil's Backbone Roseland VA Keller & The Keels
Thursday, October 11 The Cabooze Minneapolis MN
Friday, October 12 Majestic Live Madison WI
Saturday, October 13 Park West Chicago IL
Saturday, October 27 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland OH
Thursday, November 1 Fitzgerald's Houston TX
Friday, November 2 Granada Theater Dallas TX
Saturday, November 3 Antone's Austin TX
Thursday, November 15 The Social Orlando FL
Friday, November 16 State Theatre St. Petersburg FL
Saturday, November 17 Revolution Hall Fort Lauderdale FL
Monday, December 31 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN - New Year's Eve extravaganza with sets by Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams (solo), and Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys
Friday, March 1 - Tuesday, March 5 Dark Star's Jamaican Jam in the Sand Negril JAMAICA