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Lefty Williams has announced initial confirmed appearances within a broad routing that will keep the artist on the road throughout 2014. Dates are planned his home state of Georgia alongside Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The initial routing follows below, with additional shows to be confirmed. On August 22, he will host a ALL IN performance / release party at VINYL in Atlanta located at 1374 West Peachtree Street NW. OnSeptember 4, he’ll bring the celebration to Athens, with an appearance at the Caledonia Lounge located at 256 West Clayton Street, Williams will be accompanied by Dylan Cornell (guitar), Scott Jegen (bass) and Preston Holcomb (drums).
Lefty Williams has established a respected and endearing reputation as a great rock guitarist and songwriter through the age-old adage of building an audience one fan at a time. Over the last decade, this legion of supporters has grown exponentially with purity. His songs have real depth and power. They are more than just catchy pop numbers that speak to the heart about issues of life and the experiences we all share in the passage of life. His playing is reminiscent of Jimmy Page, Dickey Betts and Eric Johnson, while at the same time frequently receiving comparison to the great lineage of Georgia reared guitarists that include Robert Cray and Duane Allman. With the release of ALL IN, and a new relationship with Tree Leaf Music, his future continues to thrive.
Williams released his first CD, BIG PLANS in 2006. It was produced by John Keane (REM, Widespread Panic), who said, ”Lefty’s sound is a compelling combination of honest, heartfelt lyrics and masterful rhythm and blues muscle.” His next offering SNAKE OIL, issued in 2008, was nominated for Album of the Year by the Homegrown Music Network. His latest ALL IN marks the start of a new alliance with Tree Leaf Music. The sessions were Produced and Mixed by Ashley Dennis who also represents Williams as management. Dennis’ long-tenured career in sound and recording features collaborations with Cake, Drivin’ and Cryin’ and others. The songs are soulful, and exhibit an artist wherein the fact that Williams has only one hand should be nothing more than an afterthought.