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Little Black Crow

by Cal Williams Jr

Multi-award winning Blues singer/songwriter, Cal Williams Jr, combines the gentle fingerpicking of British Folk with the raw intensity of Delta Slide Blues to create a sound that is both intricate and powerful.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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1. Down to the River
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2. Long Legged Woman
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3. Hard Times a-Comin'
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5. Kickaround
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6. Lay On the Cold Ground
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7. God Came to Claim My Soul
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8. Lead Me Down the Line
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9. Pale Blue Dress
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10. Lord Have Mercy On My Soul
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“Spectacular slide guitar work and great vocal delivery” – Triple J FM

Multi-award winning Blues singer/songwriter, Cal Williams Jr, combines the gentle fingerpicking of British Folk with the raw intensity of Delta Slide Blues to create a sound that is both intricate and powerful. Blues Blast Magazine, USA, said “Cal Williams Jr’s guitar work is impeccable under his gorgeous voice. A marvellous quilt of tones and textures from this masterful player” and Rhythms magazine said that “Cal’s gentle high tenor voice, delicate fingerpicking and snaky bottleneck fretwork evoke the sound of Mississippi John Hurt in his exceptional guitar playing”. Cal was selected in the Top 3 Best Guitarists for the Derringers Blues Awards.

Cal has performed with :
Jeff Lang, Charlie Parr, Ben Kweller, C.W. Stoneking, Billy Bragg, KT Tunstall, Martin Simpson, Shawn Mullins, Robert Randolph and The Audreys.
Cal has won the following awards :
‘Best Australian Blues Album’ - Blues Underground, USA
‘SA Blues Album of the Year’ - SA Roots and Blues
‘South Australian Songwriter of the Year’ - SCALA
‘Professional Development Award’ - APRA Finalist

Australian Festival Performances :
Australian Blues Music Festival, NSW
Adelaide International Guitar Festival, SA
Backwater Blues Festival, SA
Fleurieu Folk Festival, SA
Semaphore Music Festival, SA

U.K. Festival Performances :
Musicport World Music Festival
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Leeds In The City Festival
Beverley and East Riding Folk Festival

Cal has performed live-to-air on :
BBC Raw Talent, BBC Radio Cleveland, BBC Radio York, Fresh Air FM, BBC Radio Lancashire, Channel 7, Triple J, ABC Radio, Radio Adelaide and Three D Radio and has made television appearances on ABC Stateline, Channel 7, Channel 31, SBS and Behind The News (BTN).

“Cal’s dexterous string work is second to none, with guitar solos on King Billy leaving you mesmerised” – Eastside FM
“Brilliant and Bewildering Guitarist” – Timber and Steel, Aus
“Williams guitar work is impeccable” – Blues Blast, USA
“A brilliant exhibition of slide guitar” – Leeds Music Scene, UK
“From the moment you hear the slide guitar time stands still. Completely mesmerizing and wonderfully soulful, Cal’s music gets into your very core and you are at it’s mercy until the very last note” – Rock the Vote, Australia
“Intense and very accurate slide guitar madness” – Whisperin’ and Hollerin’, UK
“Richly evocative, conjuring visions of strange, spacious and shadowy landscapes“ – SA Roots and Blues, Australia
“Cal’s laid back vocal delivery and gorgeous acoustic guitar envelop you and pull you into his musical world” – Blues Underground, USA
‘Crisp, clean and haunting. Cal’s slide slashes so sharp you could almost cut yourself on it” – Byron Bay Fm, Australia
‘This is acoustic blues played by an expert’ – Melbourne Blues Society
‘A captivating and addictive mix of acoustic folk and blues that will stimulate, invigorate and liberate you. A truly beautiful collection of songs - Sandman Magazine, UK
‘A peaceful and shimmering musical landscape that is frankly, beautiful’ - Blueswax Magazine, USA
‘The songs feel so pure that I can’t fault this album at all, every aspect of it was phenomenal. 10/10’ - Leeds Music Scene, UK


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