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 (http://www.youtube.com/
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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