Next Saturday, January 27th, Th Hi-Fi is bringing some good old country to Fountain Square. Taking the stage will be country singer and songwriter Alex Williams. Joining Williams at The Hi-Fi next Saturday night will be the Brown County band Bluegill in the Slaw.
Alex Williams is a country and Americana singer and songwriter from Pendleton, Indiana. While growing up, Williams was at first only exposed to 80’s hair metal from his parents. It was only when his grandparents showed him older country records from Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson that Williams changed his tune. As his Facebook profile states, ” After hearing them, he traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic, dove deep into classic country music, and, most importantly, began writing his own songs”.
As far as his music goes, Williams’ voice fits right in the country genre. He’s got a deep, crooning voice with more than a slight twang to it. It’s something you might expect from other contemporary, pop-country musicians, but not as superficial. There’s an honesty in both Alex Williams’ music and lyrics that separates him from the stadium country rock, for lack of a better word, posers.
Williams’ most recent album, “Better Than Myself” shows the thought, honesty, and integrity of a man disillusioned with the state of America, and the state of himself. As he puts it, “My thoughts, my feelings, everything that I’ve been through, it’s all in these songs. It’s what I’ve wanted to say for a decade.”
Bluegill in the Slaw
Bluegill in the Slaw is a country and bluegrass band from Brown County. The members of the group were formed by members of two other Indiana bands. According to their profile, Bluegill in the Slaw is “Sam Herrin and Dave Sisson from Silver Sparrow and John Bowyer and Jayme Hood from The Hammer and the Hatchet.”
You can find out more about Bluegill in the Slaw by visiting them on Facebook.
So if you’re in the mood for a good old country time, be sure to mark the 27th of January down on your calendar. The show at the Hi-Fi starts at 9:00 pm next Saturday, and the doors open at 8:00. Tickets range from twelve to fourteen dollars depending on when and where you buy them.