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USA. As a singer-songwriter, and guitarist, South Carolina native Williams has had a long, rich career in several styles of American music. Throughout the 60s he led a number of R&B bands, and was employed as a touring sideman for blues and soul legends such as John Lee Hooker, Jerry Butler, and Big Joe Turner. In 1970 he began writing his own songs and pursuing his calling as a troubadour, but playing guitar for other artists remained his bread and butter, and he had a particularly long association with country singer-songwriter Mickey Newbury. Williams friend Nilsson facilitated an abortive session for what would have been Williams first solo album in 1973, and it was not until 1996 that he finally released his debut, Dreams Of The Song Dog.
Once he began concentrating on his career as a solo artist, Williams quickly found an audience on the US folk circuit. Capitalizing on his strengths, a husky, expressive...