PICK OF THE WEEK: Keller Williams and the WMD’S – Saturday, February 2nd – The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO

Why You Should Go: For more than 15 years the “One-Man Jamband” known as Keller Williams has been touring the country amazing fans with his own brand of improvisational rock music. Williams has branched out recently and is now touring with a full rock band made up of some of the best players in the jam scene.

Though he used to heavily favor the Acoustic Guitar, in this project Williams has been picking up the electric much more often and filling the traditional role of a rhythm guitarist with his non traditional style. While he still utilizes his trademark looping techniques they are not the focal point of the show as they used to be due to the presence of the three other musicians on stage. Also on the electric guitar is the New York based, but Virginia bred, Gibb Droll. Backing up these two guitar heroes as the rhythm section are Jeff Sipe on Drums and local favorite Keith Moseley on bass.

While the setlist is sure to draw heavily on Williams own catalogue he has been known to surprise audiences with an outrageous cover or three. It should also be mentioned that the potential for suprises increased dramatically when it was announced that Billy Nershi would be handling the opening duties as part of one of his current projects, The Emmitt Nershi Band. Some of magic that Keller created with Mosely & Nershi’s previous band, the Boulder based String Cheese Incident, may be rekindled as the WMD’S sets have been stretching up to 3 or more hours. With their well-known penchant for sit-ins there is sure to be plenty of time for the old friends to delight fans and get reacquainted musically Saturday night.

The WMD’S

Venue: The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson Street, Denver, CO 80218 – (303)837-0360

Doors:
6:30 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
The Emmitt Nershi Band – 7:30 PM
The WMD’S – 8:45

*Price:
$27.50 (ADV)
$30.00 (DOS)
PURCHASE

*All times and prices are gathered from other sources and I am not responsible for mistakes or inconsistencies. They are intended only as guidelines. Please, always call the venue if you desire the most accurate information possible.

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Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!