Note: This article originally indicated a show at Rochester’s German House – That show has been canceled.
Keller Williams has recently announced an extensive nationwide Spring/Summer tour with a collaboration of artists consisting of KWahtro, Grateful Grass, Grateful Gospel, More Than A Little, The Keels, and The Travelin’ Mccourys.
Williams has one stop in NY this Friday, April 8 at the Westcott Theater in Syracuse. The Keller Williams KWahtro is a four-piece featuring Gibb Droll (Guitar), Danton Boller (Acoustic Upright Bass), and Rodney Holmes (Drums) alongside Keller himself is his latest ensemble.
Gibb Droll has collaborated with Keller many times before, including his Live release from 2008. He has also performed with Bruce Hornsby and made appearances on Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MTV, CMT, and more. Danton Boller has recorded and toured internationally with Roy Hargrove, Kat Edmonson, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, and the Jazz Mandolin Project with Jon Fishman. Rodney Holmes may be most well known for his involvement with Santana, recording drums on the popular track “Smooth,” featuring Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), however, he has won several Grammys for his creative work on the Brecker Brothers Out of the Loop album.
Doors at the Westcott Theater open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm. Tickets are $25 from the bands website or $30 at the Door (day of). Below is a schedule of Keller’s Tour and the artists he’s sharing the stage with.
4/7 – Mauch Chunk Opera House – Jim Thorpe, PA (KWahtro)
4/8 – Lucidity Festival – Santa Barbara, CA (Keller Williams)
4/9 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY (KWahtro)
4/15-16 – Alyeska Resort at Sitzmark Bar & Grill – Girdwood, AK ( Keller Williams)
4/21 – Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA (KWahtro)
4/22 – Great American Music Hall – San Fransisco, CA (KWahtro)
4-23 – Crystal Bay Club & Casino – Crystal Bay, NV (KWahtro)
4/29 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ (KWahtro)
4/30 – Charm City Bluegrass Festival – Baltimore, MD (KW w/ The Travelin’ Mccourys)
5/7 – Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival – Meridian, MS (Keller Williams)
5/13 – Carolina Roots Festival – Statesville, NC (Keller Williams)
5/14 – Aiken Bluegrass Festival – Aiken, SC (Keller & The Keels)
5/20 – Dominion Riverrock – Richmond, VA (Grateful Grass)
5/21 – VA Beach Funk Out – Virginia Beach, VA (More than a little Keller Williams)
5/26 – Del Fest – Cumberland, MD (Solo & The Travelin’ Mccourys)
5/27 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL
5/28 – Festivalt – Charlestown, WV (Keller Williams)
6/3 – Candler Park Music & Food Fest – Atlanta, GA (Grateful Grass)
6/4 – Pisgah Brewery – Black Mountain, NC (Solo & Grateful Grass)
6/5 – OBX Brew Fest – Nags Heads, NC (Keller & The Keels)
6/10 – Battle of the Beach BBQ & Bluegrass Fest – Fernandina Beach, FL (Keller Williams)
6/19 – Riverwalk Center – Breckenridge, CO (Grateful Grass)
7/1 – Grateful Fest – Garrettsvile, OH (More Than a Little)
7/3 – Highberry Festival – Ozark, AR (Keller Williams)
7/9 – Blissfest – Harbor Springs, MI (Keller Williams)
7/14 – Northwest String Summit – North Plains, OR (Grateful Gospel & More Than A Little)
7/21 – Jerry Jam Music Festival – Bath, NH (Keller Williams)
7/27 – Floyd Fest – Floyd, VA (More Than A Little)
8/20 – Camp Barefoot Music & Arts Fest – Elkins, WV (Solo & Keller Loves Canon)
8/25 – Lockin’ Music Festival – Arrington, VA (Grateful Grass & Grateful Gospel)
9/2 – Bell’s Brewery Beer Garden – Kalamazoo, MI (More Than A Little)
9/24 – Resonance Music & Arts Festival – Thornville, OH