Grateful Grass

Keller's Grateful Grass delivers anything-but-traditional bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead favorites. Grateful Grass often times has a rotating lineup and has included collaborations with The Keels, Keith Moseley (SCI), Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band), Michael Kang (SCI), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green, Mark Beneveto Trio) and more! 

In 2008, the original Grateful Grass members (Keller, Jeff Austin and Keith Moseley) recorded a live performance at The Fillmore in Denver, CO.  100% of the proceeds from REX (Live at the Fillmore) went to benefit The Rex Foundation, the charitable non-profit started by the Grateful Dead. Visit the Rex Foundation website or purchase a digital download and donate to the REX Foundation. Streaming is also available for REX here

In 2010 Grateful Grass took the stage at Delfest for the first live appearance since 2008. In 2013, Grateful Grass ft. Keller, Jeff Austin, Keith Moseley and Michael Kang reunited to benefit the Rex Foundation once again at The Fillmore in San Francisco for the event, Nightfall of Diamonds. Different collaborations of Grateful Grass will be appearing at multiple festivals in the summer of 2014 including Gathering of the Vibes, Arise Music Festival and more to be announced! 

 

 

Keller Williams with More Than A Little

In my ever-swirling musical world, there are few genres that I leave untouched. That’s why I am elated to present my new project, More Than A Little. It’s more than a little soulful, more than a little funky and it’ making me more than a little happy. 

Drawing from the vast Gospel/R&B scene in Richmond, VA…I feel like we are blazing new ground in the world of funk. Funking up some of my favorite songs mixed with some interesting, familiar covers done the “More Than A Little Way.” I’m proud to say that this band brings it. It’s no typical white boy funk that one may expect from this typical white boy.  
- Keller

Officail website for Keller with More Than A Little 

Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys

The Travelin’ McCourys are the latest incarnation of the most awarded band in the history of bluegrass – The Del McCoury Band.  Keller Williams is known as one of the most innovative solo singer/songwriters of this generation.  What happens when the two join forces? The live stage may never be the same.  Brought together by equal parts mutual admiration and the desire to change the musical landscape while staying true to their roots, The Travelin’ McCourys and Keller Williams are a perfect - albeit unexpected - fit.  The two have a lot in common after all: their high energy, ever-evolving live shows, their individual playing prowess and their strong and unique song writing skills.  Fans are most used to seeing Keller sans a band - just him and a guitar with or without his signature live looping technique. For Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys, fans will see Keller playing his music with one of the best live bands on the touring circuit.  McCoury fans, used to seeing the boys tour with Del in the lead, will now get to see them playing their songs with Keller on guitar.  It’s a perfect marriage of instrumental virtuosos, memorable songwriting, infectious musical camaraderie, and undeniable energy. And with both acts known to bring epic and spontaneous live collaborations to theaters and festivals across America – Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys will take this collaborative spirit one step further, promising to bring something fresh and unexpected to the live stage.

Official Website for Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys

 

 

Kdubalicious

Formed in late 2010, in addition to Keller on bass and vocals, the group features Jay Starling on keyboards and Mark D on drums.

On December 13, 2011, Keller Williams delivers Bass, his 17th album. Bass is also the first album to be recorded with Keller’s live reggae-funk band Kdubalicious. 

 

Keller & the Keels

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Keller and The Keels is a fun, foot-stomping project that includes Keller's old buddy and award-winning flat picker Larry Keel on guitar, and Larry's beautiful, rock-solid in-the-pocket acoustic bass playing wife, Jenny Keel.  The trio released their first album, "Grass", in 2006 to the acclaim of critics and fans alike.  A delightfully bizarre collection of anything-but-traditional bluegrass songs comprised of both covers and originals, "Grass" successfully blended the world of bluegrass, rock and folk into one tasty meal. 

In 2010, Keller and The Keels have returned with their follow-up effort to "Grass" entitled "Thief".  This time around, the super-chill trio spent a few days in the studio recording entirely unique renditions of songs originally recorded by a diverse group of musicians such as Kris Kristofferson, The Butthole Surfers, Amy Winehouse, The Raconteurs, Ryan Adams and many others.  

Check out "Thief" and discover how, regardless of whether a song is penned by Keller or The Presidents of the United States of America, once again, Keller makes it his own.

   


KELLER PLAYS FOR KIDS

Hand-in-hand with Keller Williams’ sixteenth album - appropriately titled Kids - Keller has staked out his next conquest: the absolute adoration of the under-10 crowd and their parents, caregivers, and relatives. With Kids, Keller creates a style of family music that’s all his own, and reaches his young audience in a way that matters.

It’s no secret that “Keller's big-hearted wit“ is perfectly suited to entertaining children of all ages (All Music Guide). And like any of his live performances, Keller’s new family matinee - dubbed Keller Plays For Kids - “sparkles with invention.” (Technorati) Already a hit in cities such as Denver, CO, Philadelphia, PA Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC, as well as at festivals and tours including Yo Gabba Gabba! Live, Lollapalooza’s “Kidapalooza” and Hangout Festival’s Family Stage, Keller is single handedly changing the face of children’s music. YAY!

Check out this Keller Plays for Kids feature on HDnet: Click Here to Watch on Youtube




Keller With Moseley, Droll & Sipe

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Keller Williams' album dream, which featured a DREAM team of guest musicians, has inspired the usually one-man-band to hit the road with, you guessed it, a DREAM live band. Featuring Keller Williams with Keith Moseley on bass (The String Cheese Incident), Gibb Droll on guitar (Marc Broussard), and Jeff Sipe on drums (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Trey Anastasio, Susan Tedeschi, Phil Lesh).

On Live (September 2008 / SCI Fidelity Records), Keller taps into the world-class talent of Keith Moseley , Gibb Droll , and Jeff Sipe . The musical horsepower of four friends playing together on stage proves stronger than even Keller had dreamed. Recorded at select live shows during a winter 2008 tour, and featuring seventeen tracks that span Kellers career, Live is a testament to how a band, with the right chemistry and chops, can take a song to places even the writer couldn’t have imagined. 


Grunge Grass

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Bluegrass versions of alternative radio hits of the 90's featuring Claude Arthur on bass, Jay Starling on dobro and Keller Williams on guitar.

Keller & the Transmitters

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Keller backed up by fellow Fredericksburg band The Transmitters, performing Reggae versions of Keller Williams songs,as well as other artists.