KM Williams | Reverend of Texas Country Blues

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Reverend of Texas Country Blues

by KM Williams

Texas Country Blues in the styles of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson & Blind Willie Johnson, this album has received critical acclaim in Blues Revue,Living Blues & Southwest Blues Magazine. If You Like the Texas Country Blues & Spirituals;like this.
Genre: Blues: Prewar Blues
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1. I,m Gonna Walk 100 Miles K. M. Williams
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2. I,m The Lord's Child K. M. Williams
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3. You Don't Love Me K. M. Williams
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4. Know I Been Converted K. M. Williams
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5. Take You By The Hand K. M. Williams
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6. Train Whistle BLow K. M. Williams
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7. He Heard My Cry K. M. Williams
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8. Mean Old Rattlesnake K. M. Williams
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9. If You Need Me K. M. Williams
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10. Won't Be Worried Long K. M. Williams
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11. Why Can't They Leave Me Alone? K. M. Williams
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Against the odds, wonderful traditional players continue to turn up. K. M. Williams is a one-man wrecking crew, churning out driving rhythms and keening bottleneck leads on his guitar and singing in a creek-bed-dry voice. Williams doesn't always get the falsetto he reaches for, but that intensifies the feeling he puts into these country blues and spirituals. This is great raw stuff!!! The Reverend of Texas Country Blues is highly recommended.
- Tom Hyslop - Blues Revue Magazine ,issue #69 July/August 2001.

KM Williams
The Reverend of Country Blues
(Self)
May I be so bold? Honestly, without hope of regret or exaggeration. I believe KM Williams has put out one of the best blues debuts of this year. Sure the year is very young yet but, I have a feeling it doesn't get much better than this.

All original songs all performed by Williams and all one hundred percent great. The title doesn't lie. This is Texas Country Blues so sincerely executed and intimately played that you really feel as though you have stepped back in time. Williams ain't faking the mood or the intonation and it's obvious. One sip will tell you this isn't the cheap stuff you are drinking here. The title track "I'm Gonna Walk 100 Miles" dives in deep and takes you with it. Great heartfelt vocals with some stylish, honest bottleneck slide guitar playing.

Williams wrote all 11 tracks and performs with an intensity and flare that is unique. There is a gospel edge to his pieces that elegantly surfaces through the lyrics and occasionally through the compositions. Check out how he handles the spiritual themes in tunes like "I'm The Lord's Child" and "Know I Been Converted."

While his manner and sound are very much steeped in the country blues that came before him, Williams' style is very much immediate and his own. You cannot help but feel his emotions as he sings, to me the mark of an excellent blues artist. High Praise? It is deserved. This is a terrific introduction to a performer I hope to hear more from. Do yourself a favor and seek this one out.
- Bill 'ain't faking' Fountain

Born 1956 in Clarksville,Texas.Raised in Red River County,Texas, deep in the country of Northeast Texas. Received an early guitar lesson from a travelin Bluesman believed to be Elmore James, at the age of 7; received first guitar at the age of 8; after high school, joined the U.S. NAVY; relocated to Cleveland ,Ohio in 1981 after enlistment ended.

Performed with various gospel groups & choirs for about 15 years, but also performed solo blues & jazz gigs. Became an ordained minister in the Church Of God In Christ in 1995.

Formed a delta blues band, K. M. Williams & The Blues Train in 1996, performing with or opening for legendary blues & gospel artists such as Little Milton, Robert Jr. Lockwood, The Holmes Brothers & The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama.

Hard times prompted move back to Dallas, Texas in 1999, performing the solo country blues he grew up with. Have since performed at various Clubs & Festivals around the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
- February 2001 Southwest Blues Magazine


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Texas Country Blues in the styles of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson & Blind Willie Johnson, this album has received critical acclaim in Blues Revue Magazine & Southwest Blues Magazine. If You Like the Real Deal Country Blues & Spirituals, get this. The feel is raw and intimate, while keeping the spirit of country blues totally intact.

Living Blues Magazine

KM Williams is the real deal
KM Williams is the real deal.With his amplified acoustic guitar and traditional lyrics,his lyrics conjures up memories of Lightnin' Hopkins' Gold Star 78's and Lil Son Jackson Arhoolie recordings. Williams is an artist with a unique musical vision and fans of the hard country blues will find THE REVEREND OF TEXAS COUNTRY BLUES to be an appealing outing by an authenic artist. PRA

Si

Chilled out classic
Fantastic solo debut - he has the old style of playing the blues licked. It is very laid back. I esp like 'If you need me'.