Keller Williams Announces First Instrumental Album SANS Out October 19th


After a prolific career of 22 studio albums, Keller Williams has announced his first ever entirely instrumental release SANS, out on October 19. The new album offers a fresh take on his previous work, with a collection of eight reimagined tracks plus one new song. Williams is set to hit the road this fall with a slew of new tour dates, including a special album release show at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City. The tour will also include solo shows as well as performances with PettyGrass, Keller & the Keels, More Than a Little and Keller Williams’ Duo with Danton Boller. See a full list of dates below.

SANS (as in without) finds Keller Williams breathing new life into some of his favorite songs that were once presented as solo acoustic guitar pieces. These invigorated renditions have been enhanced with bold acoustic bass and live and sampled drums, woven through futuristic soundscapes to create what Williams has dubbed “acoustic dance music.” To get a sense of his innovative approach to revisiting these songs, listen to Keller Williams’ new rendition of “Ticks When Told”, originally recorded for the acoustic album RAWListen Here. See the full track listing below.

Through a career spanning more than two decades and more than a dozen projects, including his most recent Tom Petty-inspired tribute PettyGrass, Keller Williams has established himself as an unmatched artistic force with a penchant for collaboration and innovation. His unpredictable live shows and ability to seamlessly transition between genres has garnered a loyal and large cult following. The press has also taken notice, with recent positive coverage from BillboardEntertainment WeeklyPaste MagazineRelixAcoustic Guitar and more. The follow up to his two simultaneous releases SYNC and RAW, the new instrumental album SANS is proof that even after all this time Keller Williams still has many creative roads left to explore.

Fans who pre-order SANS between now and September 24 will be eligible for the “In the Gutter with Keller at The Brooklyn Bowl” contest, where one winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to attend Keller Williams’ album release party at The Brooklyn Bowl on October 19Click Here for more details.

1. Fat B
2. Newness
3. Ticks When Told
4. Rosahamboagogo
5. M&Ms
6. Gracias Leo
7. Sheebs
8. Sorry From The Shower
9. The Cabella Vibe


September 7 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater *
September 8 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre *
September 13 – Westbury, NY – The Space At Westbury
September 14 – Easton, PA – One Centre Square
September 15 – Greenfield, MA – Wormtown Music Festival
September 20 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Café – Beer Garden *
September 21 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music & Arts Festival *
September 22 – Columbia, SC – Glass Half Full #
September 26 – Fredericksburg, VA – James Monroe High School: Fall Fundraiser
September 29 – Oak Hill, WV – Adventure Grass Festival
October 5 – Ontario, CA – The Huck Finn Jubilee ^
October 6 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up @
October 11 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
October 12 – Live Oak, FL – Suwanee Roots Festival *
October 13 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
October 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
October 20 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
October 26 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley
October 27 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall *
October 28 – Placerville, CA – Hangtown Music Festival *
November 1-2 – Burnet, TX – UTOPIAfest
November 3 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl *
November 8 – Chicago, IL – City Winery %
November 9 – Evanston, IL – SPACE %
November 10 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark %
November 14 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall *
November 15 – Concord, NH – Capitol Center for the Arts *
November 16 – Beverly, MA – Cabot Theatre *
November 29 – Menasha, WI – Source Public House
November 30 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
December 1 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar

* – PettyGrass featuring The Hillbenders
# – More Than A Little
^ – Grateful Grass
@ – Keller and The Keels
% – Duo with Danton Boller