What the Funk is Keller Up To?

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Beginning Thursday, January 6th everybody’s favorite wild man Keller Williams will embark on a six week road stint with “More Than a Little’ to support their new record entitled simply as “Funk”. Be prepared to move your romp and shake your tookus in a whole new direction for the trailblazer who is setting down the acoustic bass and plucking up the electric six-string. The provocative songwriter and musician is leading a troupe of funkadors through a hefty tour of major midwest markets. The album itself, which dropped back on November 12th, was actually recorded last Spring over the course of three shows at The Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC, The National in Richmond & Norva in Norfolk, VA.

Replacing the twang for the funk In his never-ending quest to explore new elements of sound ( all the while completely goofing off) Keller showcases an alternative side to his previous musical tastes in this new live album. While the title “More Than a Little” surfaces from a little-known solo tune he wrote back in the day, the performance is anything but. Congregating a whole new energy to the stage with a sassy yet jazzy soulful feeling putting spins on classic jams like The Dead’s “West L.A. Fadeaway” & “Samson and Delilah”, Talking Head’s “Once in a Lifetime” and Giorgio Mororder’s disco hit “I Feel Love”. Take cover! No venue is safe from the bazooka, the speaker of funk.


Miss Keller at Scamp last year? Watch the video here:

 

The Cast:
Keller Williams – Guitar and Lead Vocals
E.J. Shaw- Bass
Gerard Johnson- Keyboard
Toby Fairchild- Percussion
Tonya Lazenby- Backup Vocals
Sugah Davis- Backup Vocals

 

Tour Schedule:
01/16/14 Thu Madison Theater Covington, KY
01/17/14 Fri Park West Chicago, IL
01/18/14 Sat Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
01/19/14 Sun Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
01/21/14 Tue Englert Civic Theatre Iowa City, IA
01/22/14 Wed DG’s Tap House Ames, IA
01/23/14 Thu Canopy Club Urbana, IL
01/24/14 Fri The Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, IN
01/25/14 Sat Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
02/06/14 Thu Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Beaver Creek, CO
02/07/14 Fri Park City Live Park City, UT
02/08/14 Sat Pink Garter Theatre Jackson, WY
02/20/14 Thu Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO
02/22/14 Sat Gryphon Theatre Laramie, WY
02/23/14 Sun Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
02/24/14 Mon The District Sioux Falls, SD
02/25/14 Tue The Venue at Abode Wichita, KS
02/26/14 Wed Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
02/27/14 Thu Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK
02/28/14 Fri Granada Theater Dallas, TX
03/01/14 Sat Antone’s Austin, TX
03/02/14 Sun Sam’s Burger Joint San Antonio, TX
03/03/14 Mon Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
03/05/14 Wed Duling Hall Jackson, MS
03/06/14 Thu George’s Majestic Fayetteville, AR
03/07/14 Fri The Pageant St. Louis, MO
03/08/14 Sat Revolution Music Room Little Rock, AR

 

- Adam Epstein