Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse presents Jack Williams via Zoom November 21, 2020 7 pm (Saturday) Concert will be on Zoom. Thank you for supporting Jack Williams’ music! This is a free concert, with donations gratefully accepted. If you are struggling through this time, please don’t feel pressured to donate – your friendship and support are all we need. If you are able and would like to help out financially, here are three options for donating: 1. PayPal - https://www.paypal.me/jackwilliamsmusic If that link doesn't work for you, go to your account at paypal.com and send your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anytime before, during or after the concert. 2. Send a check to Jack Williams, PO Box 846, West Fork AR 72774. Anytime before, during or after the concert. 3. Credit card over the phone – call Judy at 479-761-0001 before or after the show, not during. Join Zoom Meeting Pam Johnson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Jack Williams at Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse Time: Nov 21, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2637927034?pwd=Wno0MTI3OXlWM1dKTjV5Tkxac2RhUT09 Meeting ID: 263 792 7034 Passcode: twuuc One tap mobile +13462487799,,2637927034#,,,,,,0#,,491950# US (Houston) +12532158782,,2637927034#,,,,,,0#,,491950# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 263 792 7034 Passcode: 491950 The music of Jack Williams, rooted in his native South Carolina, was shaped by a 61-year career of playing folk, rock, jazz, R&B, classical and the popular music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. He is counted among the most dynamic performers on today’s “folk” circuit – “…one of the most enlightened and entertaining performers I’ve ever encountered”, said Dave Humphreys of Two-Way Street Coffeehouse in Downer’s Grove, IL. Jack is considered a “musician’s musician”, an uncommonly unique guitarist, a writer of vivid songs with a strong sense of place, and a storyteller in an old Southern tradition who further illustrates each tale with his guitar. Rich Warren of WFMT Chicago’s The Midnight Special said, “His artistry is nothing short of amazing”. Vic Heyman, in SING OUT!, wrote, “He is one of the strongest guitar players in contemporary folk.” Avoiding the compromises of the commercial music industry, Jack prefers touring under the radar, playing concerts, large and small, week in and week out, from the sheer love of music and performing. Playing for more than 50 house concerts each year, Jack enjoys the intimacy of that venue most of all, with a more personal connection to his listeners. Jack is a sought-after artist on all contemporary acoustic music stages, from coffeehouses and festivals to music halls and city arts stages. From acclaimed appearances at the Newport, Boston, Philadelphia, Kerrville, New Bedford SummerFest Folk Festivals, his musicianship, songs, stories and commanding presence have established him as an uncommonly inspiring and influential performer. Jack frequently shares his musical knowledge with others. In addition to leading numerous workshops as he tours the country, he has been on the staff of The Swannanoa Gathering in NC, Lamb’s Songwriter Retreat in MI, The Folk Project in NJ, WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week in NH, and co-hosts a semi-annual Music Workshop Weekend near his home in the Ozarks.
Jack has eleven CDs of original music on the Wind River (Folk Era) label, the newest being “Far Away, Long Ago”, plus his DVD “High Cotton”, a video collection of on-stage performances. The CD, “Don’t Let Go”, is a collection of cover songs reflecting major influences on his musical development. Jack has produced all of his own recordings plus CDs by Mickey Newbury, Ronny Cox, Eric Schwartz, and others. His songs have been recorded by artists ranging from Tom Jones and David Clayton-Thomas to Chuck Pyle, Cindy Mangsen, Ronny Cox and Lowen & Navarro. In addition to his solo career, as a guitarist he has accompanied such luminaries as Tom Paxton, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary), Mickey Newbury and Harry Nilsson. http://www.jackwilliamsmusic.com/.
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