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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Josh Williams at Joe Val

The Josh Williams band was a huge hit at this years 27th Joe Val Festival, Josh with his powerful deep resonating voice just wowed the audience as he went through tunes from past albums. People were yelling out requests throughout his performance and he happily obliged them. His singing is as good as his guitar picking which is World Class. He also writes some of the material in his vast repertoire. Randy Barnes, the bassist for the band sings one or two also. What I like about Josh is that he puts a bluegrass sound to material that you don't often hear at bluegrass festivals, songs more likely heard at country or pop venues. He did a spectacular cover of country singer John Conlee's "Rose Colored Glasses" that had the crowd out of their seats. Good Stuff. Josh has talented sidemen in Jason McKendree on banjo and Nick Keen on mandolin.

Nick Keen

Jason McKendree

Randy Barnes

Josh Williams

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