Nicholas Edward Williams performs in the HayLoft
Take one seasoned, bucolic folk artist and mix him with the likes of Ray Lamontagne, crossed with all the poetic feels of Bob Dylan’s early recordings. You might find someone that’s been working tirelessly for the last decade, rediscovering himself and expanding the conversation of Americana.
A recent transplant to Chattanooga, TN after many years of living on the road full-time, Nicholas Edward Williams, is an international touring independent artist blending American folk music with travis-style fingerpicking, melodic vocals, soul-filled lyrics, rolling harmonica, whistling and a stomp box creating a sound that's feel familiar, yet new. The 34 year-old amounted a wealth of a career performing under his debut folk moniker "Whetherman", opening for critically acclaimed acts such as Taj Mahal, The Wood Brothers, and Billy Strings, as well as releasing eight full-length albums while touring extensively throughout US and Europe since 2007.
Now performing under his given name, his influences have merged from his love for guitar legends like Doc Watson and Mississippi John Hurt, while honing in on the gift of songwriting from John Prine, Paul Simon, Woodie Guthrie and Pete Seeger. His new project's debut album "As I Go Ramblin' Around" is slated to release in the Summer of 2019.
"Nicholas Williams, the man behind Whetherman is one of the hardest working musicians you will ever have the pleasure of encountering. After making music for ten years, completing multiple tours across the US and Europe we’re still trying to figure out how he does it without the help of any label."
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"Over the course of the last decade, Williams has been a student, immersed in the varied styles available in the American Roots songbook.” The Alternate Root
To learn more about Nicholas Edward Williams and listen to his music: nicholasedwardwilliams.com