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Brooks' Blues CD

Recorded “old school” with just voice and guitar (acoustic, resonator and cigar box), live in the studio, using vintage mics and a creaky chair, Brooks’ Blues is a fitting homage to the music that has inspired this Statesboro, Georgia native since, well, the day he was born.

 This album of Williams' favorite blues songs includes Robert Johnson's From Four Until Late, Memphis Slim's Mother Earth, Bessie Smith's Backwater Blues, and, of course, Willie McTell's Statesboro Blues. Brooks’ Blues represents Williams’ unique relationship with the blues, a relationship based not only on a ‘feel’ for the music, and a technical prowess with the music, but also an intimate knowledge of the place from which this music has sprung. His soulful arrangements are fresh and re-visioned, but they are also as familiar as a front-porch conversation. Blues great Willie Dixon once said, “The blues is the roots, the rest are the fruits.” "I’ve built a 25-plus career on the fruits,” says Williams. “Now’s the time for the roots.”
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