“There is nobody out there doing what Michael is doing….” ~ Eddie Kramer, Grammy-award winning producer
Michael Williams is quickly gaining recognition among industry critics and guitar-loving enthusiasts as “one to watch” during discussions regarding the Next Great Blues Guitarist. Combing a mastery of traditional blues, soulful songwriting, dynamic voice, blistering licks, and intense performance energy, Michael is bridging the gap between the traditional blues lovers and younger fans. When he is joined onstage by Ryan Shea Smith (keys), Gerald “Tugboat” Turner II (bass), and Darin Watkins (drums), this powerful quartet is attracting major attention with a unique blend of blues-rock and powerful live-performances.
Michael is a one of the few guitarist for the new generation who can truly claim to draw inspiration from a bloodline of Blues musicians. As a young boy, Michael grew up watching the performances of his father, Larry “Junior Medlow” Williams, considered a legend in the Texas Blues circuit for his performances throughout the 80‘s and 90’s. Michael embodies this past, yet blends his own soulful voice and commanding stage presence with passionate guitar playing. In early 2001, Michael moved to Seattle and formed the Michael Williams Band. He recorded and released his first full album in 2007. King of the Dead is a hard-hitting, Texas-blues album full of signature licks and rich tones in electric, slide and acoustic guitar. It was during this time that he laid the foundation for what is building today.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: EDDIE KRAMER
Eddie Kramer is the Grammy-award winning producer and engineer who is renowned for his lifelong work with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Buddy Guy, as well with countless other Grammy-award winning blues and music legends. Eddie was also one of the founders of Electric Lady Studios in NY.