Jack Williams to perform for series

Second Sunday Folk Dances wrap up for season

Jack Williams

AMASA, Mich. — On Sunday, April 14, the Second Sunday Folk Dance series features Jack Williams, who has been heralded by Sing Out! as “one of the strongest guitar players in contemporary folk.”

But Williams is more than just a great guitarist. His song-writing and performance skills are world-class as well. White Water will provide the short opening set, starting promptly at 4 p.m. CT.

After the concert portion of the evening, the Front Parlor Dance Band and dance caller Steve Kickert will provide dance music and instruction until 7 p.m. The Second Sunday Folk Dance is held at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls, Mich.

The music of Jack Williams is rooted in his native South Carolina, but shaped by a 54-year career of playing folk, rock, jazz, R&B, classical and the popular music of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. He is counted among the most dynamic performers on today’s folk music circuit. A professional musician for more than fifty years, Williams plays concerts week in and week out for the sheer love of music and performing. Playing dozens of house concerts each year, he enjoys the intimacy of the format because it is possible to make a personal connection with listeners. He also shines on large stages and has had acclaimed appearances at the Newport, Boston, Philadelphia, and Kerrville Folk Festivals. His musicianship, songs, stories and commanding presence have established him as an inspiring and influential performer.

Although the April event is the final program for the 34th Second Sunday Folk Dance season, much of the 35th season has been booked and will begin in October 2019. As that time nears, the 2019/2020 schedule will be presented at www.secondsundayfolkdance.com.

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