Brooks Williams (Ballroom)
Brooks Williams is one of the premier guitarists, singers and songwriters on the Roots n' Blues scene. Lauded as one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, this blues-singing, guitar-picking, bottleneck-slide-playing certified road warrior has been wowing audiences worldwide for nearly 24-years with his silky voice, hook-laden songs, and rollicking acoustic and resonator slide guitars. To every show he brings the deepest and most intense interpretations of everything from early blues songs to his recent original compositions. He is quite simply one of the most entertaining and engaging performers on the circuit today. From coast-to-coast, country-to-country, Williams and his guitars roll and tumble like nobody's business. The San Antonio Light called him "a fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!"
Open: Jon Short - Armed with foot percussion, a National Reso-phonic Guitar and Lowebow cigar-box reso-hillharp, Big Jon Short’s high energy solo performances bring a foot-stomping show that taps into the heart of the songs, regional styles, and folklore of the Blues and its importance to American music.