Bob Weir is a founding member of the legendary Grateful Dead. He founded RatDog as a duo in 1995, and over the succeeding years he has enlisted Jay Lane (drums), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), Mark Karan (lead guitar), Kenny Brooks (saxophone), and Robin Sylvester (bass). RatDog plays not only Bob’s various solo material but the complete Grateful Dead repertoire, and has evolved from an elegant duo to a snarling beast of a rock band that contains a jazz trio at its heart
Keller Williams has been called guitar’s mad-scientist and a one-man-band for the new millennium. Williams is considered by some, but not by himself, to be a master of the acoustic guitar, known for his ability to solo over layers of spontaneously created loops. He is a generous performer who plays down-to-earth acoustic music that defies any effort to find a convenient pigeonhole. If pressed for a definition, Williams, as adept with language as he is with a guitar pick, calls it solo, acoustic jazzfunk reggae technograss – or simply - solo acoustic dance music.
Sometimes musicians tour together purely because of business. These guys actually like each other, as evidenced by the tune “Cadillac” on Keller’s recently released new album on SciFidelity, Dream , a duet between Keller and Bob. Recorded at Weir’s home studio, it also features an appearance from Weir family retriever Jackson (see the tour advertising design and notice who’s driving the Cadillac!).
Or, as the inimitable Weir said of him, “Keller Williams is more fun than a frog in a glass of milk.” Keller seems to like the idea, too: “I love this tour because I get to get in for free.”
That positive vibe will be felt across the country this summer.
July 07 Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta GA July 09 Summerstage, Central Park, New York City NYJuly 10 Bank of America Pavilion, Boston MA July 11 Lincoln Park, Lincoln RI July13 All Good Festival, Marvin’s Mountaintop WVJuly 14 Charlottesville Pavilion, Charlottesville VAJuly 16 Tower City Amphitheater, Cleveland OHJuly 17 Promowest Pavilion, Columbus OH July 19 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago ILJuly 20 10,000 Lakes Festival, Detroit Lakes MN July 21 Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino, Council Bluffs IA July 24 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison COJuly 25 Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre, Santa Fe NMJuly 27 Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, San Diego CAJuly 28 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA
More dates to be announced. Please visit www.kellerwilliams.net.
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