Thursday, March 10, 2022
The Steddy Theater at the Center for the Arts
show 8 pm // doors 7:00 pm
$35 – $45
*Please note that for events at the Center, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from within the last 72 hours are required for entry. In addition, masks must be worn at all times while in the building, unless you are actively eating or drinking.
Virginian, Keller Williams, released his first album in 1994, FREEK, and has since given each of his
albums a single syllable title: BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, LOOP, LAUGH, HOME, DANCE, STAGE,
GRASS, DREAM, TWELVE, LIVE, ODD, THIEF, KIDS, BASS, PICK, FUNK, VAPE, SYNC, RAW,
SANS, ADD, SPEED and CELL. Each title serves as a concise summation of the concept guiding
each project. Keller’s albums reflect his pursuit to create music that sounds like nothing else. Un-
beholden to conventionalism, he seamlessly crosses genre boundaries. The end product is music
that encompasses rock, jazz, funk and bluegrass, and always keeps the audience on their feet.
Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike.
For most of his career he has performed solo. His stage shows are rooted around Keller singing his
compositions and choice cover songs, while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, bass, guitar
synthesizer and drum samples; a technique called live phrase sampling or “looping”. The end result
often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica, a genre Keller jokingly calls
“acoustic dance music” or ADM.” Keller’s constant evolution has led to numerous band projects as
well; Keller & The Keels, Grateful Grass, KWahtro, Keller and the Travelin’ McCourys, Grateful
Gospel and More Than A Little to name a few. Keller can be found playing clubs and festivals
around the U.S. with these projects throughout the year.