Genre(s): Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Americana
Chuck Williams has been appearing throughout New England and in recent years has gone coast to coast with his music. Raised in Toledo, Ohio, Chuck has lived most of his adult life in the Berkshires Mountains of Massachusetts, moving to Cape Cod in 2002. This songwriters music is of love gained, love lost, growing up and moving on. He can take you on a journey that makes you think, smile and at times want to cry. He has been traveling to coffeehouses, performing arts centers and festivals sowing seeds of his songs along the way. His lyrics and melodies are a musical journey reflecting emotions of everyday life brought to you through the stories within his songs.
Chuck gives us all a little Lightning in a Bottle with his latest work. Williams has made a name for himself as an anti-war and peace advocate, something not being done nearly enough in this era of American invasions into foreign lands. Williams' 10 track Americana gem shows considerable growth from his 2008 critically acclaimed album, Smart Too Late Old Too Soon.
Like his song that climbed high on Neil Young's Living With War: Songs of the Times chart, Williams gives another 1960's-style folk blessing called 'I Want My Country Back', which criticizes the mistake of entering into armed conflict. He suggests throughout the call to peace, for people to lay down the old ways of thinking, break the mold, and blaze a new path. The collaborative effort with award winning songwriter Michael Troy shows clarity and simplicity precious to folk musicians.
What stands out about Lightning in a Bottle is Chuck Williams' passion, lyric directness and vocal maturation. He's obviously a musician on the rise.
Jim Vickers, Motif Magazine
Chuck is a 9 time nominee in Rhode Islands Motif Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year & Album Of the Year.