Cal Williams Jr

Cal Williams Jr

Multi-award winning Blues singer/songwriter, Cal Williams Jr, combines the gentle fingerpicking of British Folk with the raw intensity of Delta Slide Blues to create a sound that is both intricate and powerful. Blues Blast Magazine, USA, said “Cal Williams Jr’s guitar work is impeccable under his gorgeous voice. A marvelous quilt of tones and textures from this masterful player” and Rhythms magazine said that “Cal’s gentle high tenor voice, delicate fingerpicking and snaky bottleneck fretwork evoke the sound of Mississippi John Hurt in his exceptional guitar playing”. Cal
was recently awarded the 2014 ARBA Best Blues Soloist Award and was voted in the Top 3 Best Blues Guitarists for the Derringers Music Awards.

Cal has performed with :
Jeff Lang, Ben Kweller, C.W. Stoneking, Billy Bragg, KT Tunstall, Martin Simpson, Shawn Mullins, Robert Randolph & The Audreys.

Cal has won the following awards :
‘2014 ARBA Best Blues Soloist Award’ – ARBA Australia
‘Best Australian Blues Album’ – Blues Underground, USA
‘SA Blues Album of the Year’ – SA Roots and Blues
‘South Australian Songwriter of the Year’ – SCALA

Australian Festival Performances :
Australian Blues Music Festival, NSW Adelaide International Guitar Festival, SA Backwater Blues Festival, SA Fleurieu Folk Festival, SA Semaphore Music Festival, SA

Cal has performed live-to-air on :
BBC Raw Talent, BBC Radio Cleveland, BBC Radio York, Fresh Air FM, BBC Radio Lancashire, Channel 7, Triple J, ABC Radio, Radio Adelaide and Three D Radio and has made television appearances on ABC Stateline, Channel 7, Channel 31, SBS and Behind The News (BTN).

U.K. Festival Performances :
Musicport World Music Festival
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Leeds In The City Festival
Beverley and East Riding Folk Festival

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