Monday, 12 October 2009
Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters with Roger Williams at this year's Sunny Mountain Grass Festival in Switzerland (photo: Lilly Pavlak)
Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters with Roger Williams (USA) are seeking bookings for a tour in the UK in September 2010, following their successful tour in Europe this year. The news release continues:
The powerhouse duo of Amy Gallatin and renowned resophonic guitarist Roger Williams joined forces a few years ago to explore their mutual love of country standards, served up with an acoustic treatment in the bluegrass vein. The result is a toe-tapping blend of heartfelt vocals, soaring harmonies and red-hot picking, traditional yet modern and distinct.
Americana radio host Ed McKeon says: 'Amy's vocals, with the power and tone of her voice, are tempered by Roger's baritone which has been sanded smooth by cigarettes and, shall we say, maturity. The song selections are perfect, the harmonies glorious, the sentiments wonderfully maudlin (like any good old country song).'
The two are enhanced by the recent addition of Roger's son J.D., who - in the time-honored tradition of musical consanguinity - complements his father's style perfectly, and by veteran bassist Eric Levinson, formerly with Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass Boys and later with Boston City Limits.
Promoters and event organisers should contact Amy Gallatin through her website, by 'phone (+1 860 633-2574), or by e-mail.