SATURDAY MAY 5, 2012
AN EVENING WITH
ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS & THEIR FINE GROUP
$30 ($27 members)
As part of our 30th anniversary season, the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club is proud to welcome back Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group.
The Virginia-based duo known for their rich harmonies and original songwriting have thrilled folk, bluegrass, and country audiences throughout America for more than thirty years. Renowned for their tours and many appearances with Garrison Keillor on “A Prairie Home Companion” — the radio show and movie, they’ve also toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter, and performed with Emmylou Harris and The Seldom Scene.
Robin and Linda have delighted audiences large and small with a blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that truly merits the title of “American music.” Just released on Red House Records and produced by Tim O’Brien, Robin and Linda’s new CD, “Buena Vista,” is an exploration of life’s hard times and unexpected joys featuring the duo’s high lonesome harmonies and their fiery guitar and banjo picking. “Radio Songs”, “The First Christmas Gift”, and “Deeper Waters” are additional gems released since 2004. Produced by Garrison Keillor, “Visions of Love,” stayed on the Americana Charts soon after its release January 2002 and was rated in the top five of both the Folk and Bluegrass charts on Roots Music Report.
Robin and Linda Williams have gained recognition from a variety of sources, winning a nomination from their colleagues at the International Bluegrass Music Association for “Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year” (1995’s Good News). In 1998 they received a Crossroads’ Music “Gold Star” Award for the best Contemporary Folk CD of 1998, and listed in the top 10 “Album Of The Year.” (Devil of a Dream)
They have appeared on The Grand Ole Opry, “Austin City Limits,” American “Mountain Stage,” “Music City Tonight,” and have enjoyed the rejuvenation of The Hopeful Gospel Quartet on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”
They have performed in venues ranging from Philadelphia and Kerrville folk Festivals, to bluegrass-oriented festivals such as Winterhawk, Wings & Strings and the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, to arts centers and concert halls in dozens of states and countless clubs and coffeehouses – not only across the US, but in Canada and Europe as well.
“Their voices can melt cheese.”