Happy fifth anniversary! "Keller & His Compadres" are returning to Keystone for a two-night run at Warren Station on Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17th.
Friday is acoustic and features Drew Emmitt and Greg Garrison of Leftover Salmon and Andy Hall from the Infamous Stringdusters.
Saturday goes electric with Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident, Garrett Sayers from the Motet and Alwyn Robinson of Leftover Salmon.
Solo set each night!
Keller Williams Bio:
Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his recordings tell only half the story. 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. With the use of today’s technology, Keller 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. Once he began releasing recordings, starting with 1994’s FREEK, Williams was embraced by an even wider community of music fans, particularly the jam band crowd. While his live gigs have largely been solo affairs, Williams has nearly always used his albums as a forum for collaborations with fellow musicians. An alliance with The String Cheese Incident on 1999’s BREATHE marked Williams’ first release on the band’s label SCI Fidelity Records, an imprint he still partners with today for recordings. DREAM, Keller’s 2007 release, found him in the company of such iconic musicians as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, banjo master Béla Fleck, bass great Victor Wooten, American musician/poet Michael Franti and many others.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Free parking will be available at the River Run Lots, located just off Gondola Road.
From I-70, take Highway 6 East towards Keystone (7 miles). Turn right onto Gondola Road and follow signs to free parking lots. Warren Station is located in the heart of River Run Village. Pass through the Main Entrance into River Run Village and take a left at Luigi’s Pasta House.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Bring your awesome, "freeky", funky self! And, maybe your best dance moves. DON'T bring gym bags, backpacks, oversized packages, cans, bottles, weapons, fireworks, contraband, video cameras, cameras with a detachable zoom lens, recording devices, laser pointers, artificial noisemakers and containers of any kind. All are prohibited in Warren Station and the Keystone Neighbourhood property.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Help us keep ticket prices affordable for these amazing shows. Tickets should not be transferred or resold. If you are in a unique situation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 423-8997. If you are unable to assign a name to a ticket, make sure that the purchaser is present with all ticketholders at the time of check-in.
What is the refund policy?
All ticket sales are final and are designated for the entertainer(s). Sorry! No refunds, no transfers and no exchanges.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
It is recommended that the name of the attendee match the ticket. When purchasing tickets, please indicate the name of each guest.
Can I give my two-night ticket to another party?
The ticket should not be given to any individual other than the purchaser or original designee.
All events and times are subject to change at any time.
For more information, please visit www.warrenstation.com.