Hypercoaster Music present Brooks Williams & Rab Noakes Tickets

Masonic Hall, Broughty Ferry
Friday 13th May 2022 7:30pm
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The superb BROOKS WILLIAMS has teamed up with acclaimed musician RAB NOAKES for what promises to be a spectacular show! This is a fantastic opportunity to see two of the top songwriters around, bringing the very best in Folk, Americana & Blues to Scotland.

Hailing from Fife, Rab Noakes is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music both here in Scotland and internationally. His award winning career has spanned 50 years and like most creative people, his talents are wide ranging, from involvement in TV and Radio as a producer to setting up his own record company, as well as championing musicians around the world as an executive member of the Musician’s Union.
But it is definitely through his songwriting and musical collaborations that Rab has won the hearts of fans and critics alike. He played a pivotal role in commemorative concerts for long-time friends Gerry Rafferty and Michael Marra and this year, while touring a number of solo outings, he also collaborated with Rod Clements, Barbara Dickson, Jill Jackson, Kathleen MacInnes and Allan Taylor.
Over the years, Rab has been a regular at Celtic Connections with his own band (playing a festival tribute to his 1974 album “Red Pump Special”) and also working with many others including a significant guest role in the prestigious opening concert at Celtic Connections, of an orchestration of Martyn Bennett’s acclaimed ‘Grit’ album by Greg Lawson. He has performed at other major festivals including Womad and Edinburgh International Festival and while some of his contemporaries maybe slowing down, Rab continues on his creative journey.

Brooks Williams is from Statesboro, Georgia USA and got his start in the clubs and bars around New York and Boston (the same music scene that years earlier sparked the careers of Bonnie Raitt and Chris Smither). There, playing 5-6 nights a week, he developed his signature roots sound. From the very beginning and still to this day, audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band?
In 2013 Williams was nominated best male vocalist by the UK’s foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, “he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into.” He has that way of delivering a song that plays with the line the way a slide guitarist teases the notes from the strings.
And he’s one helluva good guitar player, ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” Whether playing his trusty National resonator slide guitar, his road-worn Collings acoustic or his tobacco-burst Washburn hollow-body, this guy knows a thing or two about the guitar. Over the years he’s picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.
Praised by Blues Matters, fRoots, Rolling Stone, the Boston Globe and Mojo, Williams is at the top of his game. His tour schedule has never been busier. He writes and records at an astonishing pace. He loves it, and that love exudes from every note.

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