an all-instrumental father/son collaboration by New England resophonic
guitarist Roger Williams and son JD Williams. Roger has been on the
bluegrass music scene since he first appeared with the Lilly
Brothers & Don Stover back in 1963 at age
14. He has since gone on to perform and/or record with such bluegrass
music luminaries as Joe Val, Hazel
Dickens, Bill Grant & Delia Bell, Bill Harrell, Mac Wiseman, Bill
Clifton, Red Rector, Tom Gray, Art Stamper, Wyatt Rice, Stuart Duncan,
Mark Schatz, Jesse Brock, Russell Moore, Dale Ann Bradley, Michael
Cleveland, Ron Stewart, Chris Jones, and Ned
Luberecki, appearing on record labels Rounder,
Flying Fish, Pinecastle, Compass, Signature Sounds, CMH, Strictly
Country, and Turquoise, among others.
Williams has been performing with his father in the ensemble Amy
Gallatin & Stillwaters since his debut in
2005 in the northeast US and Canada. He has also toured throughout
Europe, the UK, and Ireland, and is currently a student at the Berklee
College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
album features all-original instrumentals penned by this father and
son team and performed in the bluegrass music style; Roger's tunes
trend toward respectful adherence to traditional music forms, while
JD's are more "out of the box", infused with youthful vigor
and creativity. Each enlisted his musical "posse" for the
compositions; Roger reuniting with banjoist/guitarist Dave
Dick, with whom he toured in the bluegrass group
Southern Rail, guitarist Lincoln
Meyers from his days in the New England
Bluegrass Band, and longtime musical collaborator, Canadian
fiddler Ray Legere.
JD has tapped into the thriving Boston music scene where he makes
his home to recruit Della Mae members Kimber
Ludiker and Courtney
Hartman, along with banjoist and fellow Berklee
student Gabe Hirshfeld.
JD also joins his father on Dobro in his twin resophonic guitar creation
'Crystal Ice Cave'.
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