This Thursday, Putnam Den is excited to present the multi-instrumentalist, looping sensation Keller Williams along with very special guest opener Floodwood, featuring Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico of moe.

Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Williams has defined the term independent artist, building his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. For most of his career he has performed as a one-man band—his stage shows are constructed around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs while accompanying himself on an acoustic guitar connected to a Gibson Echoplex delay system that allows him to simulate a full band.  Williams’ solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer.

What Williams calls “the looping thing” is actually a big part of what has made him such a compelling live performer. “Basically, I have these machines that are essentially delay units,” he explains. “What I do is step on a button and sing or play something. Then I step on the same button in time and it repeats what I just played or sang. Once that initial loop is created, I can layer on a bass line or a drum line and then have this layer that I just created in front of an audience that I could sing over and solo over. Nothing is pre-recorded. Everything is created onstage in front of the audience.”

Opening the night is the northeast’s newest progressive string band, Floodwood, which features: Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico of moe.   More than capable of headlining their own shows, Floodwood will be joining Keller Williams at Putnam Den for what promises to be a spectacular night of music.   Tickets are on sale now both at Putnam Den (no service charge) and through www.putnamden.com.

Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm

Ages: 18+

Tickets: $22 Adv / $25 DOS  (Note: there is a $5 surcharge at the door for attendees under 21)