Keller Williams and His Compadres- Rock it and Funk it
"Keller & His Compadres" are returning to Keystone for a two-night run at Warren Station for the 8th year straight!
Dates:
Friday, Saturday: Dec 13 - Dec 14
Time:
Doors open at 8 p.m. & Music starts at 9 p.m.
Warren Station Center for the Arts, River Run Village at Keystone Resort, Colorado
Cost:
$30 one-day ticket (Advance); $55 two-day ticket (Advance) | $35 one-day ticket (Day of Show); $60 two-day ticket (Day of Show)--Standing room only.
Keller & His Compadres are returning to Keystone for a two-night run at Warren Station on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th for the 8th year straight! Join us for two VERY different Keller Williams shows in what has become a one of a kind holiday tradition in Keystone. Keller Williams- Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. For most of his career he has performed solo. His stage shows are rooted around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs, while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. With the use of today’s technology, Keller creates samples on the fly in front of the audience, a technique called live phrase sampling or looping, With nothing pre-recorded, the end result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica. A genre Keller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music” or ADM. That approach, Williams explains, was derived from “hours of playing solo with just a guitar and a microphone, and then wanting to go down different avenues musically. I couldn’t afford humans and didn’t want to step into the cheesy world of automated sequencers where you hit a button and the whole band starts to play, then you’ve got to solo along or sing on top of it. I wanted something more organic yet with a dance groove that I could create myself.” Williams’ solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer. Once he began releasing recordings, starting with 1994’s FREEK, Williams was embraced by an even wider community of music fans, particularly the jam band crowd. While his live gigs have largely been solo affairs, Williams has nearly always used his albums as a forum for collaborations with fellow musicians. An alliance with The String Cheese Incident on 1999’s BREATHE marked Williams’ first release on the band’s label SCI Fidelity Records, an imprint he still partners with today for recordings. DREAM, Keller’s 2007 release, found him in the company of such iconic musicians as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, banjo master Béla Fleck, bass great Victor Wooten, American musician/poet Michael Franti and many others. All events are subject to change. Pets are prohibited at all Keystone Events.

Schedule & Details

Schedule

  • Friday night, It will be K-Dub on lead, Keith Mosely from the String Cheese Incident on bass, Jeff Sipe, arguably the planet’s best drummer, who has played with Trey Anastasio, to Warren Haynes and of course Gibb Droll, whom when his is not shredding his guitar with Marc Broussard, Bruce Hornsby or Brandi Carlisle, is a producer in Nashville.  “We play loud hard rocking music that is music fused with elements of jazz, blues, reggae and disco!”
  • Saturday night will be a different sound all around, with a live soulful R&B flavored booty-shaking funk show played by show-stealing up front singers, (as opposed to background singers).  “It’s not your typical white boy funk one may expect from this White Boy!”  Get your tickets today as this show sells out every year!

Details

Sponsors: Jim Beam, Coors Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate, Keystone Resort, Summit Cove Lodging and the Keystone Neighbourhood Company

Parking: Free parking will be available at the River Run Lots, located just off Gondola Road.

Directions: From I-70, take Highway 6 East towards Keystone (7 miles).  Turn right onto Gondola Road and follow signs to free parking lots.  Warren Station is located in the heart of River Run Village.  Pass through the Main Entrance into River Run Village and take a left at Luigi’s Pasta House.