Keller Williams plans spring, summer run around 'Thief'
One-man jam band Keller Williams will spend the spring and summer traveling across the continent in support of his forthcoming all-covers release, "Thief."
The self-taught Virginia native begins the trip tonight (4/16) in Vancouver and works his way all over the nation and into Canada through late August. The 23-date trek includes a handful of July shows and festival appearances as part of The Rhythm Devils, the latest project of former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and percussionist Mickey Hart. The full schedule is listed at right.
Williams will unveil his latest creation, "Thief," May 25. For the all-covers set, the musician worked with The Keels--husband and wife duo Larry and Jenny Keel--recording the effort last December in a matter of days. The collection includes Williams' bluegrass-tinged take on a variety of artists, including Amy Winehouse ("Rehab"), Butthole Surfers ("Pepper"), Grateful Dead ("Mountains of the Moon") and Kris Kristofferson ("Don't Cuss That Fiddle"), among others.
"Thief" follows the 2009 release "Odd," which hit shelves in August. The performer spent much of the summer issuing one track from the album at a time through his "Once a Week Freak" website.
Tracks from the set can still be purchased individually, or as a complete album in either physical or digital form through Williams' main website.