Keller Williams

Live from the Chandelier Lobby

Acclaimed musician and songwriter, Keller Williams, will bring his unique, live solo performance to the F.M. Kirby Center on Friday, December 8 at 9:00 p.m. as part of the venue’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series, presented by City Market and Cafe.

Tickets can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at (570) 826-1100 and online at www.kirbycenter.org.  

Since he first appeared on the music scene in the early ’90s, Keller Williams has defined the term “independent artist.”  And his recordings tell only half the story.  Williams built his reputation 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 Williams singing his compositions and choice cover songs, while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar.  With the use of today’s technology, he creates samples on the fly in front of the audience, a technique called “live phrase sampling” or “looping,” with nothing pre-recorded, the end result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica.  A genre Keller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music” or “ADM.”

That approach, Williams explains, was derived from “hours of playing solo with just a guitar and a microphone, and then wanting to go down different avenues musically.  

“I couldn’t afford humans and didn’t want to step into the cheesy world of automated sequencers where you hit a button and the whole band starts to play, then you’ve got to solo along or sing on top of it.  I wanted something more organic yet with a dance groove that I could create myself.”

Williams’ solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer.

Williams has also been a busy man in the studio, releasing 23 albums – all with monosyllabic titles – from 1994’s Freak to 2017’s Raw.  He has recorded with Bob Weir, Bela Fleck and the String Cheese Incident, among others.

Event Details

Showtime(s)

Dec 8, 2017 @ 9:00 PM
Doors open at 7:30 PM

Ticket Prices

$25.00 in advance.
$30.00 day of show.
plus fees

Tickets Go On Sale

Aug 18, 2017

Additional Details:

Kirby Member Pre-Sale Wednesday, August 16 at 10:00 AM. This event is general admission.
Visit this artist's website at:
kellerwilliams.net/