Jack Williams, a southern American troubadour who has earned critical acclaim for his fingerstyle guitar picking, expressive and resonant voice and prowess as a songwriter and storyteller, will bring his original songs and stories back to Unity of Auburn Sunday, June 10, for a concert at 1 p.m.
A professional musician for more than 50 years, Williams has eschewed the commercial music industry, preferring to tour “under the radar,” playing coffeehouses, concerts and festivals across the country and abroad. A sought-after artist on the contemporary folk and acoustic music scenes, the South Carolina-bred singer-songwriter, who now makes his home in rural Arkansas, performs an eclectic blend of styles.
“You can hear both the white and black musical traditions in his writing,” said Phil Shapiro, host of “Bound for Glory” on Ithaca, N.Y.’s WVBR-FM radio. “You can hear country, you can hear blues, you can hear jazz. He’s a poet who knows how to write simply. And he’s a remarkable, magical performer with graceful good humor and a hot guitar style.”
Williams’ newest CD, “The High Road Home,” immediately climbed to the No. 2 slot of the most-played albums by the folk music DJs who subscribe to the Folk DJ Discussion List.
More information on Wil-liams can be found at www.jackwilliamsmusic.com.
Unity of Auburn is at 1212 High St., Auburn. Tickets are $15. Call (530) 888-6489 for reservations and information. For information about the church, visit www.unityofauburn.com.