Robin and Linda Williams to Play Concert at the Katherine Hepburn Center for the Arts, 4/27
ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS will be celebrating their album Back 40! on Sunday, April 27th, 3 pm at the Katherine Hepburn Center for the Arts 300 Main St. Old Saybrook, CT. Tickets: $35/$50. Call 877-503-1286 or visit http://www.katharinehepburntheater.org/blog/. ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS' upcoming release, Back 40, celebrates 40 years as performers! Set for October 22, 2013 release on Red House Records.
A Prairie Home Companion favorites Robin & Linda Williams play a concert in support of their upcoming studio release, Back 40, a new studio release celebrating 40 years as performers. The Southern-born, Virginia-based duo have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism. Today some might call it "Americana," but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that term was turned into a radio format. Back 40, out on October 22 on Red House Records, finds the Williamses celebrating their musical legacy with a newly recorded album featuring fresh treatments of their early classics (many from albums long out of print) and favorites by other writers, as well as a brand new song, "The Old Familiar House on Christmas Day."
Produced in Nashville by Grammy-winning producer Jim Rooney (Nanci Griffith, Iris DeMent, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, etc), the Williamses are backed by the able trio of Todd Phillips (David Grisman Quintet, Tony Rice Unit) on standup bass, Al Perkins (Flying Burrito Brothers, Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers) on Dobro and pedal steel, and bandmates Chris Brashear on mandolin and fiddle and Jim Watson (former Red Clay Rambler) on vocal harmony."
Producer Jim Rooney says of the album, "I love listening to them sing this collection of songs. I have several favorites - their takes on 'Urge For Going' and 'Boots Of Spanish Leather' are as good as any I have heard. 'The Real Thing' and 'Green Summertime' get me every time. Don't get me started! Pretty damn good to have this freshness and energy after all the years and miles."
Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. But as gifted songwriters Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor -- the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. Their songs have endured and been recorded by the likes of Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, George Hamilton IV, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea, and The Seldom Scene. As live performers they are second to none, keeping a busy tour schedule and also guesting on A Prairie Home Companion, which they've appeared on since the public radio show's early days (they're also featured in the A Prairie Home Companion film).
Back 40 is a milestone release by this celebrated Southern duo. Contact us to be serviced with the album or for interview or press requests and catch them on one of the tour dates below. More information and tour info is at http://robinandlinda.com or or www.redhouserecords.com. For the latest tour info, visit www.robinandlinda.com or www.redhouserecords.com.