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Jack Williams

  • Black Forest Community Center 12530 Black Forest Road Colorado Springs, CO, 80908 United States (map)

Jack packed our house the last time he played, and we've gotten many requests to bring him back. His music, rooted in his native South Carolina, was 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" circuit - "...one of the most enlightened and entertaining performers I've ever encountered", said Dave Humphreys of Two-Way Street Coffeehouse in Downer's Grove, IL. Jack is considered a "musician's musician", an uncommonly unique guitarist, a writer of vivid songs with a strong sense of place, and a storyteller in an old Southern tradition who further illustrates each tale with his guitar. Rich Warren of WFMT Chicago's The Midnight Special said, "His artistry is nothing short of amazing". Vic Heyman, in SING OUT!, wrote, “He is one of the strongest guitar players in contemporary folk.”

From our stage in 2015, check out Jack's 16-minute, impromptu medley of songs covering four decades. (To view in high definition, click the little gear icon in the lower right-hand corner of the video window.)

Earlier Event: May 26
Meadowgrass Music Festival
Later Event: June 23
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