Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Albion Christmas Band - SOLD OUT

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Ewan McLennan

Sunday 7th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, Canterbury

Fraser Nimmo

Sunday 14th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

Miranda Sykes

Sunday 21st January 2018

The Fitzwalter Room, Goodnestone Park, Canterbury

Sarah McQuaid

Sunday 28th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

GIG DIARY

Brooks Williams Concert & Workshop

Sunday 26th January 2014

Now at the Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury


PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO THE UNFORESEEN CLOSURE OF THE BLACK ROBIN FOR CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT, THIS CONCERT WILL NOW BE HELD AT THE KINGSTON BARN, JUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE ROBIN. TIMINGS TO REMAIN THE SAME... NO BAR FACILITIES DUE TO THE SHORT NOTICE ONLY TEAS AND COFFEES SO BRING A BOTTLE IF YOU'D LIKE, OR HAVE A CUP OF TEA!


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start

Tickets
£12 in advance
£14 on the door
Students 50%
Unreserved seating




Brooks Williams is a huge favourite of ours. He played for Folk in the Barn in April 2012 with Boo Hewerdine with their duo 'State of the Union'.  Brooks will be performing a concert at the Black Robin Inn in the evening following an afternoon guitar workshop at The Kingston Barn - see below for info...

Ranked one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, singer-songwriter Brooks Williams writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops. Walking the line between Blues and Americana, Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales. With nearly 20 CDs to his name – and more on the way – this Statesboro Georgia native is, according to Americana UK, “impossible not to like."


“I’ve known Brooks for many years. He’s a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing”  Martin Simpson

In recent years Brooks Williams has made his home in Cambridge, England and has dedicated a portion of each year to leading workshops on blues and Americana guitar, as well as working on special projects focused on the folk arts. He is a visiting lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, working with aspiring musicians in the popular music programme. In 2012 Williams was awarded an Arts Award by the South Cambridgeshire District Council for his involvement in the local arts scene. Also in 2012, Williams contributed his voice and guitar to BBC Radio 2’s Radio Ballads, a six-week broadcast celebrating the London 2012 Olympics. 2013 

He has gigged with Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Eddi Reader, Paul Jones, Billy Bragg, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin, Boo Hewerdine and Leo Kottke, to name but a few. Recent appearances include Celtic Connections, Glastonbury, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Ely Folk Festival, Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival, Maverick Festival, and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention where he was voted as one of the most popular acts.

“Brooks Williams is able to take traditional material and put his own stamp on it without making it unrecognizable…we called him back for three encores. It was a superb performance!” 
Blues In Britain

“A consummate artist, Williams ranks among America's musical treasures.” 
Dirty Linen

“Deft, tasteful guitar chops.” 
Rolling Stone



 
GUITAR WORKSHOPS

“There aren’t many people who can play guitar like Brooks Williams, and fewer still who can teach like he can.” Acoustic

Brooks Williams is a well-respected teacher whose guitar master classes are highly regarded. Some of the workshops happen on the afternoon of a concert, appearance at a festival or an arts centre. Others are day-, weekend-, or week-long, and feature lots of one-on-one time as well as ample group playing. Topics have included Americana guitar, blues guitar, slide guitar, and song writing in the roots music tradition.

We have a guitar workshop arranged for the afternoon of this concert at the Kingston Barn. Two hours of tuition from Brooks, with a twenty minute tea  (and cake) break starting at 1pm.  

12.45 – Doors open for arrival

1pm – 2pm – workshop part 1 (60 mins)

2pm – 2.20pm  tea and cake break (20 mins)

2.20pm – 3.20pm – workshop part 2  (60 mins)

Guests leave by 3.30pm
  
 
Limited spaces  £25


- Date Added 25/01/2014