Rob Williams’ unique sound and style combine 90’s rock with alt-country and Americana influences. As front-man of the now defunct indie rock band, Joe Buck, Jr., Williams made a name for himself as a songwriter and performer in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. In December 2015, the veteran songwriter released his second solo album, Southern FM. Produced by Salim Nourallah (whose credits include Rhett Miller, Old 97’s, and The Damnwells), Southern FM finds Williams becoming more comfortable as a solo artist and building on the success of his 2013 debut, A Place in the Sun. “I wanted this record to be different,” Williams says, “so I made the decision to record it far away from home and with people I’ve never worked with before.” That decision landed him at Nourallah’s Pleasantry Lane Studio in Dallas. The result is an album that blends Williams’ penchant for hard-hitting acoustic roots rock, Nourallah’s innate knack for pop, and a touch of North Texas-style rock and roll. Williams is supporting the new release with a series of regional tours.
“Williams offers acoustic-driven work that falls in the time worn space between folk and country, but his inherent charm and unique rhythmic sensibility make it all seem fresh and new.” –Independentclauses.com
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