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About Robert Pete Williams

Robert Pete Williams' unusual melodies and maverick tunings made him one of the most appreciated folk-blues performers of the post-war period in America. Discovered in a Louisiana prison by intrepid folk aficionados, Williams eventually gained his freedom and went on to wow audiences around the country with the down-home, authentic blues sound that was all the rage in the early 1960s. While he definitely cashed in on a folk trend, Williams' playing had been with him since he first strung up a cigar box as a teenager. Even today the blues man's guitar playing sounds fresh and unusual, while his voice seems to arise from some elemental place that's as timeless as it is fundamentally human.

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Listen toRobert Pete Williamson Rhapsody

Robert Pete Williams' unusual melodies and maverick tunings made him one of the most appreciated folk-blues performers of the post-war period in America. Discovered in a Louisiana prison by intrepid folk aficionados, Williams eventually gained his freedom and went on to wow audiences around the country with the down-home, authentic blues sound that was all the rage in the early 1960s. While he definitely cashed in on a folk trend, Williams' playing had been with him since he first strung up a cigar box as a teenager. Even today the blues man's guitar playing sounds fresh and unusual, while his voice seems to arise from some elemental place that's as timeless as it is fundamentally human.

About Robert Pete Williams

Robert Pete Williams' unusual melodies and maverick tunings made him one of the most appreciated folk-blues performers of the post-war period in America. Discovered in a Louisiana prison by intrepid folk aficionados, Williams eventually gained his freedom and went on to wow audiences around the country with the down-home, authentic blues sound that was all the rage in the early 1960s. While he definitely cashed in on a folk trend, Williams' playing had been with him since he first strung up a cigar box as a teenager. Even today the blues man's guitar playing sounds fresh and unusual, while his voice seems to arise from some elemental place that's as timeless as it is fundamentally human.

About Robert Pete Williams

Robert Pete Williams' unusual melodies and maverick tunings made him one of the most appreciated folk-blues performers of the post-war period in America. Discovered in a Louisiana prison by intrepid folk aficionados, Williams eventually gained his freedom and went on to wow audiences around the country with the down-home, authentic blues sound that was all the rage in the early 1960s. While he definitely cashed in on a folk trend, Williams' playing had been with him since he first strung up a cigar box as a teenager. Even today the blues man's guitar playing sounds fresh and unusual, while his voice seems to arise from some elemental place that's as timeless as it is fundamentally human.