On June 29, 2004 beloved one-man-band Keller Williams releases an album that highlights his awe-inspiring live performance. Stage (SCI Fidelity) is a sonic snapshot of the singer/multi-instrumentalist settling into the groove with digital looping devices that make his solo performances sound as if he’s backed by a full-band. Williams’ is fully enveloped in the rising art of digital looping on the album’s two discs, which were recorded during spring and fall of 2003. The first disc is culled from a performance in the spring on the West Coast, while the second was captured several months later in the Northeast. Listen closely and you’ll hear Williams’ art evolving from disc to disc. More obvious is the difference in mood. Says Williams, “Ninety-nine percent of the first CD was recorded at the Cal Poly Theater in San Luis Obispo; and that was an all-seated venue, listening intently and it’s quiet, whereas the show in the Northeast was seatless. There was much more of a dance energy vibe there.”
For summer 2004, Williams will open select dates with the Dave Matthews Band, will tour with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and Yonder Mountain String Band as part of the Acoustic Planet Tour, and will hop around to some of the countries best festivals.
For more info see Kellerwilliams.net.