2012 Fall: Keller prepares to hit 30+ cities across 20+ states & preps for end of the world

 

Keller Williams today unveils an upcoming season jam-packed with shows – performing both solo and with his myriad of collaborations – and several dates loaded with very special guests. In late December, Keller & Friends host an “End of the World Party” in Keystone, CO on the 21st and – yes – the 22nd of December. For New Year’s Eve, Keller joins with Del McCoury and the The Travelin’ McCourys in their hometown of Nashville, TN for an end of year bash.

Earlier in the season, Keller is all over the Eastern half of the country, hitting more than 30 cities in over 20 states. The complete list of Keller’s confirmed dates is included below.

With the Mayan calendar coming to an ominous halt on December 21, 2012 – many are preparing for the End of Days. Keller Williams & Friends plan to celebrate with an “End of the World Party” in Keystone, CO on December 21 and December 22 (fret not, Keller is promising full refunds for the second show should the world in fact end). Longtime musical friends – The String Cheese Incident’s Keith Moseley,Bill Nershi, and Kyle Hollingsworth and The Motet’s Dave Watts, amongst others – will join Keller for the special occasion. Tickets and details available at www.kellerwilliams.net.

Following the “End of the World Party” (here’s hoping the Mayans simply ran out of room!), Keller hosts a massive 5-night run to ring in the New Year. Performing a solo set and a second set with his brand new R&B collaboration dubbed Keller Williams with More than a Little, and joined by That 1 Guy to open each show, the run makes four stops along the mid-Atlantic coast – Wilmington, NC; Charlotte, NC; Norfolk, VA; and Richmond, VA. The year culminates with a New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Nashville, TN with Keller solo, Del McCoury Band, and Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys.

Fans still have time to enter Keller’s Pick Me! contest. Those who order Pick, the debut collaboration of Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys, by October 1 through Keller’s online merch store automatically get an entry to the contest. One lucky winner will win VIP tickets and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Nashville to hang with Keller and the McCoury clan at their 2012 New Year’s Eve event. Details are available at www.kellerwilliams.net.

The critically lauded album Pick from Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys was released in July 2012. Pick is a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts—although the parts are rather massive on their own, to be sure. Recorded at Nashville’s famed Butcher Shoppe studios, the album’s dozen songs (both originals and covers) fully realize Americana music’s long storytelling tradition, and the impeccable musicianship displayed on Pick captures all of the heart and heartache of the bluegrass genre—and then some: Williams’ unconventional songwriting takes on even greater weight when backed by The Travelin’ McCourys’ emotive tones. Inspired by Keller’s fearless creativity, The Travelin’ McCourys’ flawless playing gains new depth.

 

Keller Williams on tour:

 

Thursday, September 6 Campus Corner Norman OK

Saturday, September 8 Shoe Fest Manteno IL Keller and The Keels

 


Friday, September 14    Jomeokee Arts and Music Festival Pinnacle NC

                                        Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys

Also performing: Del McCoury Band, Stephen Marley, Yonder Mountain String Band, Jimmy Herring Band, Lettuce, The Everyone Orchestra feat. Michael Kang (SCI), Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico (moe.), Jimmy Herring, Jeff Sipe, Jennifer Hartswick, George Porter Jr., and more! (2x), Emmitt Nershi Band, Midnite, Floodwood, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge and many more including an All-Star Bluegrass Jam led by Del McCoury…  MORE INFO HERE.


 

Saturday, September 15 Gypsy Pow Wow Music and Arts Festival Lubbock TX

Thursday, September 20 World Cafe Live at The Queen Wilmington DE

Friday, September 21 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton NY

Saturday, September 22 Papermill Island Baldwinsville NY with Donna the Buffalo

Thursday, September 27 The Chameleon Lancaster PA

Friday, September 28 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg PA

Friday, October 5 The Festy Experience at Devil’s Backbone Roseland VA Keller & The Keels

Saturday, October 6 Three Sisters Festival Chattanooga TN Keller & The Keels

Thursday, October 11 The Cabooze Minneapolis MN

Friday, October 12 Majestic Live Madison WI

Saturday, October 13 Park West Chicago IL

Thursday, October 18 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati OH

Friday, October 19 Blind Pig Ann Arbor MI

Saturday, October 20 Headliner’s Music Hall Louisville KY

Thursday, October 25 Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington IN

Friday, October 26 The Intersection Grand Rapids MI

Saturday, October 27 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland OH

Sunday, October 28 Hangtown Halloween Ball Placerville CA Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys

Thursday, November 1 Sam’s Burger Joint San Antonio TX

Friday, November 2 Granada Theater Dallas TX

Saturday, November 3 Antone’s Austin TX

Thursday, November 8 Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge LA

Saturday, November 10 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA

Thursday, November 15 The Social Orlando FL

Friday, November 16 State Theatre St. Petersburg FL

Saturday, November 17 Revolution Hall Fort Lauderdale FL

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24 Green Parrot Key West FL with special guest TBA

Thursday, November 29 George’s Majestic Lounge Fayetteville AR

Friday, November 30 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa OK

Saturday, December 1 Granada Theatre Lawrence KS

Thursday, December 6 The Handlebar Greenville SC

Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December 8 The Pour House Charleston SC

Friday, December 21 & Saturday, December 22 Warren Station Center for the Arts Keystone CO End of the World Party! w/ very special guests

 


Keller solo, Keller Williams with More than a Little, and That 1 Guy

Thursday, December 27 Brooklyn Performing Arts Center Wilmington NC w/
Friday, December 28 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte NC
Saturday, December 29 The NorVa Norfolk VA
Sunday, December 30 The National Richmond VA


 

Monday, December 31 Marathon Music Works Nashville TN New Year’s Eve extravaganza with sets by Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams (solo), and

Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys

Friday, March 1 – Tuesday, March 5 Dark Star’s Jamaican Jam in the Sand Negril JAMAICA

 

Additional dates to be confirmed.

 

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