ESCANABA - Jack Williams, an internationally known singer/songwriter/guitarist hailing from South Carolina, will be appearing at the William Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba on Sunday, Aug. 19.
Williams, a southern American troubadour who has earned critical acclaim for his finger-style guitar picking, expressive and resonant voice, and prowess as a songwriter and storyteller, will bring his original songs and stories back to Escanaba at a 7 p.m. concert.
As well as many solo performances, Williams has accompanied songwriter Mickey Newbury in concert at least twice in Escanaba. His songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as Tom Jones and David Clayton-Thomas, Chuck Pyle and Cindy Mangsen.
A professional musician for more than 50 years, Williams has eschewed the commercial music industry, preferring to tour "under the radar," playing coffeehouses, concerts and festivals across the country and abroad. A much sought-after artist on the contemporary folk and acoustic music scene, the South Carolina-bred singer-songwriter, who now makes his home in rural Arkansas, performs an eclectic blend of musical styles.
The performer's newest CD, "The High Road Home," immediately rose to the number two slot of the most played albums by the folk music DJs who subscribe to the Folk DJ Discussion List, data compiled by Richard Gillmann.
Call 786-3833 for reservations. Tickets are $15.