Rob Williams, Brian Dolzani

Rob Williams

Brian Dolzani

Sun, October 29, 2017

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

The Camel

$5.00

Tickets at the Door

Rob Williams
Rob Williams
For lovers of alt-rock, alt-country and Americana, Richmond VA's singer/songwriter Rob Williams will make for a favorite discovery. As the former frontman and founding member of popular bands Joe Buck, Jr. and Contoocook Line, which also featured Pavement drummer Steve West, Rob Williams has released four studio albums during his long career. In May 2013, Williams independently released his first solo album, A Place in the Sun, which ranges from simple ballads with pedal steel guitar to rock songs with layers of guitar and horns. One of the distinguishing aspects of Williams as a performer is that his full band and solo acoustic concerts are equally powerful and high-energy. When solo, Williams hits the guitar just as fast and hard, singing loudly into the microphone as if the whole band were behind him. "No matter how old I get," says Rob Williams, "I just can't bring myself to be that sitting-on-a-stool singer/songwriter, quietly strumming a guitar." Perhaps it's a byproduct of his formative years playing in noisy bars, when he opened for great acts including They Might Be Giants, Alex Chilton, and The Fleshtones among others. Wherever that energy and full sound comes from, it lends itself to a good time.
Brian Dolzani
Brian Dolzani
Brian Dolzani mines his personal life and experiences to create songs that cut deep upon first listen. Through his unique vocal tone (a 'smoother Neil Young') and individualistic writing style, you can tell Brian is putting himself on the ledge with every song and performance. His music reflects his heartache and perseverance through early life tragedy, as well as the daily complexities of family life and deep existential issues we all face (if we know how to look and feel). Despite the often confessional and weighty issues that he writes about, Brian's music is inspiring, healing, and a testament to the human ability to engage life at a deep, spiritual level, and live to tell the tale.

He will be releasing his 6th record in the Fall of '12, recorded in East Nashville with producer Neilson Hubbard (Matthew Perryman Jones, Kim Richey, Garrison Star), and has shared the stage with The Subdudes, Frank Turner, William Elliot Whitmore, Ryan Star, and Caravan of Thieves, among many others.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org