Jack Williams has never achieved the fame he deserves as a folk singer, but that doesn't seem to bother him.
From a recent e-mail from The World Folk Music Association: "Avoiding the compromises of the commercial music industry during his 50+ year professional career, Jack prefers touring under the radar, playing concerts, large and small, week in and week out, from the sheer love of music and performing. Playing for more than 50 house concerts each year, Jack enjoys the intimacy of that venue most of all, with a more personal connection to his listeners. From acclaimed appearances at the Newport, Boston, Philadelphia, Kerrville and the New Bedford SummerFest Folk Festivals, his musicianship, songs, stories and commanding presence have established him as an uncommonly inspiring and influential performer."
Here's a sample:
Jack has scheduled a house concert in my neck of the woods for July 7th. I can't make that one, so in consolation I've been listening to some of his music. When he comes to your area (and he will), don't miss out. The link to his home page shows his upcoming schedule (29 weekend concerts in New Mexico, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Texas and Florida --and that 's just to the end of this year) and offers a number of free songs for your listening pleasure. Check him out: