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Chris Williams returns to Open Table Concert Series Oct. 27

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[October 10, 2011]  Nashville artist Christopher Williams returns to the Open Table Concert Series on Oct. 27 for a 7 p.m. concert at Chad's Blind, 1230 Fifth St. In his previous Lincoln appearance, Williams came off the stage after the intermission and performed among audience members -- much to their delight.

Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.

Nothing like your typical Nashville songwriter, Christopher Williams is also a storyteller and entertainer. His songs are direct, honest and confessional. Williams engages audiences with a mix of intense passion and humor. With what Boston Phoenix called "lush guitar work, and sweet soaring vocals," his songs are often punctuated by his single African djembe hand drum.

Critics say that Williams is a tour-wise singer-songwriter who knows how to share energy with a live audience. Touring nonstop nationally for the last 10 years at a pace of more than 130 shows a year, Williams has built a faithful following of listeners around the country and is a true independent artist, releasing eight records on his own label.

Williams toured with Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay. Thousands of YouTube users have seen Williams playing his African drum with Jars of Clay in their epic performance of "Show Your Love" at the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia (

Williams has played with songwriter luminaries Arlo Guthrie, Phil Keaggy and David Wilcox.

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His social concern shows through in his support for Blood and Water Mission and International Justice Mission. He has contributed music to a USAID documentary film and attended the sponsored screening with the former first lady, Laura Bush, in Washington, D.C. His newest release, "Sweet Redemption," showcases songs about his recent trips to Kenya and Uganda.

Proceeds from the Oct. 27 Christopher Williams concert go to the Logan County Humane Society.

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