Keller Williams Presents DeadPettyKellerGrass at Duling on March 23

meet Keller Williams

Williams’ presents Bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead, Tom Petty and Keller Williams classics with harmonious singalongs and a hint of psychedelia.

Virginian, Keller Williams, released his first album in 1994, FREEK, and has since given each of his albums a single syllable title: BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, LOOP, LAUGH, HOME, DANCE, STAGE, GRASS,DREAM, TWELVE, LIVE, ODD, THIEF, KIDS, BASS, PICK, FUNK, VAPE, SYNC, RAW, SANS, ADD,SPEED and CELL. Each title serves as a concise summation of the concept guiding each project. Keller’s albums reflect his pursuit to create music that sounds like nothing else. Un-beholden to conventionalism, he seamlessly crosses genre boundaries.

The end product is music that encompasses rock, jazz, funk and bluegrass and always keeps the audience on their feet. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. For most of his career, he has performed solo. His stage shows are rooted around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, bass, guitar synthesizer, and drum samples; a technique called live phrase sampling or “looping”. The result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica, a genre Keller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music” or “ADM.”

Keller’s constant evolution has led to numerous band projects as well; Keller & The Keels, Grateful Grass, KWahtro, Keller and the Travelin’ McCourys, Grateful Gospel and More Than A Little to name a few. Keller can be found playing clubs and festivals around the U.S. with these projects throughout the year.

The HillBenders join Williams for their Duling Hall performance on March 23, 2024. Formed in April of 2008, and still touring with the original lineup, The HillBenders have firmly established their presence as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands on the scene. They continue. to wow audiences from around theldwide.

Just over three years ago the band shifted their focus away from original music to tackle their recent critically-acclaimed “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry” release. This was a strategic choice for a band that first made their name with a barrage of catchy, original songs. While it proved to be an extremely successful decision, vaulting the band onto the global stage, it took the band’s time and attention away from their roots and from the very music that started their career. Now, The HillBenders have shifted their focus back onto their originals and have released their fourth studio album, appropriately and eponymously titled “The HillBenders.”

See The HillBenders in Keller Williams’ DeadPettyKellerGrass LIVE at Duling Hall on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024.

Doors – 7:00pm | Show – 8:00pm

Listen to him on Spotify to get a sneak peek of what you’ll be seeing on March 23rd live at Duling Hall!

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Keller Williams – Freeker By the Speaker

Our friends at Saltine Restaurant serve a food menu from doors to showtime and provide a full bar with signature cocktails throughout the entire event.

Duling Hall is an Independent Venue that welcomes all music lovers.