Keller Williams has unveiled an upcoming season jam-packed with shows – performing both solo and with his myriad of collaborations – and several dates loaded with very special guests. In late December, Keller & Friends host an “End of the World Party” in Keystone, CO on the 21st and – yes – the 22nd of December. For New Year’s Eve, Keller joins with Del McCoury and the The Travelin’ McCourys in their hometown of Nashville, TN for an end of year bash.
Earlier in the season, Keller is all over the Eastern half of the country, hitting more than 30 cities in more than 20 states. The complete list of Keller’s confirmed dates is included below.
With the Mayan calendar coming to an ominous halt on 12/21, 2012 — many are preparing for the End of Days. Keller Williams & Friends plan to celebrate with an “End of the World Party” in Keystone, CO on 12/21 and 12/22 (fret not, Keller is promising full refunds for the second show should the world, in fact, end). Longtime musical friends – The String Cheese Incident’s Keith Moseley,Bill Nershi, and Kyle Hollingsworth. The Motet’s Dave Watts, and others – will join Keller for the special occasion.
Following the “End of the World Party,” Keller hosts a massive five-night run to ring in the New Year. Performing a solo set and a second set with his brand new R&B collaboration dubbed “Keller Williams with More than a Little,” and joined by That 1 Guy to open each show, the run makes four stops along the mid-Atlantic coast — Wilmington, NC; Charlotte, NC; Norfolk, VA; and Richmond, VA. The year culminates with a New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Nashville, TN with Keller solo, Del McCoury Band, and Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys.
Fans still have time to enter Keller’s Pick Me! contest. Those who order Pick, the debut collaboration of Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys, by 10/1 through Keller’s online merch store automatically get an entry to the contest. One lucky winner will win VIP tickets and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Nashville to hang with Keller and the McCoury clan at their 2012 New Year’s Eve event. Details are available at http://www.kellerwilliams.net.
The critically lauded album, Pick, from Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys was released in July 2012. Pick is a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts—although the parts are rather massive on their own, to be sure. Recorded at Nashville’s famed Butcher Shoppe studios, the album’s dozen songs (both originals and covers) fully realize Americana music’s long storytelling tradition, and the impeccable musicianship displayed on Pick captures all of the heart and heartache of the bluegrass genre—and then some: Williams’ unconventional songwriting takes on even greater weight when backed by The Travelin’ McCourys’ emotive tones. Inspired by Keller’s fearless creativity, The Travelin’ McCourys’ flawless playing gains new depth.
Keller Williams Tour Dates
9/14 Jomeokee Arts and Music Festival Pinnacle, NC
9/15 Gypsy Pow Wow Music and Arts Festival Lubbock, TX
9/20 World Cafe Live at The Queen Wilmington, DE
9/21 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton, NY
9/22 Papermill Island Baldwinsville, NY
9/27 The Chameleon Lancaster, PA
9/28 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA
10/5 The Festy Experience at Devil’s Backbone Roseland, VA
10/6 Three Sisters Festival Chattanooga, TN
10/11 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
10/12 Majestic Live Madison, WI
10/13 Park West Chicago, IL
10/18 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati, OH
10/19 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
10/20 Headliner’s Music Hall Louisville, KY
10/25 Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, IN
10/26 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
10/27 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
10/28 Hangtown Halloween Ball Placerville, CA
11/1 Sam’s Burger Joint San Antonio, TX
11/2 Granada Theater Dallas, TX
11/3 Antone’s Austin, TX
11/8 Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, LA
11/10 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
11/15 The Social Orlando, FL
11/16 State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
11/17 Revolution Hall Fort Lauderdale, FL
11/23 – 11/24 Green Parrot Key West, FL
11/29 George’s Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, AR
11/30 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK
12/1 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS
12/6 The Handlebar Greenville, SC
12/7 – 12/8 The Pour House Charleston, SC
12/21 – 12/22 Warren Station Center for the Arts Keystone, CO End of the World Party!
12/27 Brooklyn Performing Arts Center Wilmington, NC
12/28 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
12/29 The NorVa Norfolk, VA
12/30 The National Richmond, VA
12/31 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN
3/1 – 3/5 Dark Star’s Jamaican Jam in the Sand Negril, Jamaica
Additional dates to be confirmed.