RAB NOAKES &

BROOKS WILLIAMS

In a double whammy transatlantic spectacular, USA's BROOKS WILLIAMS and Scotland's RAB NOAKES bring the very best of Folk, Blues and Americana.

From Statesboro, Georgia USA, Brooks Williams 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? 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.

Hailing from Fife, Rab Noakes is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music both here in Scotland and internationally. Over the years, winning awards along the way, he's been a regular at Celtic Connections with his own band (playing a festival tribute to his 1974 album “Red Pump Special”) and a significant guest role in the prestigious opening concert of Martyn Bennett’s acclaimed ‘Grit’ album by Greg Lawson. He has also performed at other major festivals including WOMAD and Edinburgh International Festival and played a pivotal role in commemorative concerts for long-time friends Gerry Rafferty and Michael Marra. As well as touring solo, he's collaborated with numerous other folk luminaries including Rod Clements, Barbara Dickson, Jill Jackson, Kathleen MacInnes and Allan Taylor.

 

Hypercoaster Music has been waiting a long time to present gigs that showcase the acoustic magic that happens when Rab and Brooks share songs together. There will be two nights of music at two very special venues. See ticket info for details.

“Rab Noakes in concert is an event that every lover of acoustic music should make the most of”

Neil McFadyen folkradiouk

“Brooks Williams is a fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!”

The San Antonio Light