Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s. Williams has since defined the term independent artist and his recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation on his engaging solo live performances, no two of which are ever alike. With nothing pre-recorded, Williams is often described as a one man jam band, creating samples on the fly in front of the audience, a technique called live phrase sampling or looping. The end result leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica often giving the feel of a full band performance. Keller jokingly calls his sound “acoustic dance music or ADM.”
Live at the Belly Up was recorded Thursday January 29, 2015 at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA and features favorites such as, “Doobie In My Pocket,” “Turn In Difference,” “She Rolls,” “Freakshow” and William’s inspiring versions of The Grateful Dead’s “Till The Morning Comes” and Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels.”
Williams has been influenced by a wide range of music (country, bluegrass, hip-hop, go-go, punk, electronic/dance) and by just as wide a range of musicians but most notably Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead. Over the years Williams has been able to both share the stage and collaborate with musicians such as Béla Fleck, members of The Grateful Dead (Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzman, Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh), The String Cheese Incident, Michael Franti, That 1 Guy, The Motet, Leftover Salmon, The Travelin’ McCourys, bass great Victor Wooten and many others. Williams’ ability to master genres just as well as he can defy them was proven again as he took the stage at The Belly Up.
Total Play Time: Approx. 55 Minutes
Engineered by Martin Greaves
FOH Mix and Harmony Vocals by Louis Gosain
File Size 109MB