After 10 years as one of the foremost & founding members of the "jamband" scene in northern California, THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS BAND moved to Colorado in 2000 and have established themselves as the anchor of the music scene in Western Colorado. TWBB is the most successful band in the region & not only headlines the region's top venues & festivals successfully tours all over the western United States but are the most requested direct support act to play with national acts as well. Their hit single, "CIRCLES" was nominated for a 2008 Golden Kayak Award by the International Academy Of Independent Artists for best Rock Song, and is still in regular rotation on most Colorado radio stations. TWBB hit #1 on the mp3.com Blues charts twice with JOHNNY THE SQUIRREL, & DEEP ELEM BLUES. Their new album "LIVE AT THE MESA THEATER" was released April 2014 and is all original & multi-genre. The first single GET ME DOWN immediately hit #5 on the Soundclick Americana Charts while the backing track CHINAMAN BLUES was the #2 song on podcasts world-wide for the month of April 2014. The album placed 3 songs simultaneously on Soundclick's top 20 April 2014 Blues Rock Charts as well.
JAMES WILLIAMS vocals are inspired by the grit of JIM MORRISON, the soul of OTIS REDDING and the personal experience of JERRY GARCIA. PHILLIP WILLIAMS plays lead guitar with a deep blues style that is noticeably influenced by JIMI HENDRIX, STEVIE RAY VAUGHN & DUANE ALLMAN. Whether solo, together as "ACOUSTIC WB" or with their back-up group THE HOMEGROWN BOOGIE BAND, WILLIAMS BROTHERS shows are always full of surprises & special guests. it is never the same show twice
James and/or Phillip Williams have worked with: THE WAILERS, 3 DOG NIGHT, BLIND MELON, JIMMY SMITH, RAMBLIN JACK ELLIOT, LITTLE FEAT, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, LIVING COLOUR, JOHNNY RIVERS, BRET MICHAELS BAND, DEREK TRUCKS, ARCHIE LEE HOOKER, LOS LONELY BOYS, JO DEE MESSINA, THE LUMINEERS, CRACKER, TAYLOR HICKS, JERRY GARCIA BAND feat. MELVIN SEALS, RUSTED ROOT, THE DREW EMMITT BAND, VINCE HERMAN, KARL DENSON, JOE CRAVEN, CANNED HEAT, 2 LIVE CREW, STARSHIP, SKID ROW, CHARLIE WORSHAM, JASON ISBELL, JACK INGRAM, JO JO HERMAN, THE MOTHER HIPS, "RAGIN CAJUN" DOUG KERSHAW, CHRIS CAGLE, JOHN BROWN'S BODY, LOTUS, CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS, JERRY JOSEPH, RECKLESS KELLY, LUKAS NELSON, TONY FURTADO, OZOMATLI, C-BO, THE SAMPLES, NEW MONSOON, HOT BUTTERED RUM, HENRY BUTLER, UNWRITTEN LAW, ZUVUYA, GREAT AMERICAN TAXI, THAMUSEMEANT, SAM KININGER, CAROLYN WONDERLAND, CARLOS WASHINGTON, JUS GOODIE, THE MEDITATIONS, H. R. from BAD BRAINS, FILIBUSTER, JONATHAN TYLER & THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, RYAN SHUPE & THE RUBBER BAND, CASEY DRIESSEN, KAN'NAL, ERIC MCFADDEN TRIO, ERIC LINDELL, EDDIE FROM OHIO, DAVID GANS, DELTA NOVE, BACK PORCH MARY,THE MOTET, TRACY GRAMMER, REED FOEHL, BRUCE HAYES, DEXTER GROVE, HIT & RUN BLUEGRASS, STONEY LARUE, and MANY MORE ... The Williams Brothers have always used their position in the community to help the overall scene and have been instrumental in putting together shows for other bands as well as performing heavily for the past 24+ years.
Fred Tackett (Little Feat); "I liked your stuff, You guys are really funky"
Danny Hutton (3 Dog Night); "You guys are good, really good"
Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon); "How about those Williams Brothers, thats some good stuff"
GJ Free Press Aug 2005; "That has Operations Manager Clara Ward feeling pretty confident about the Williams Brothers Band performance scheduled for Friday at the gardens, considering they were the biggest draw of last summer’s concert series. “They brought in the most people last year so we thought we’d better have them back,” Ward said. “They were a lot of fun.”"