Bluegrass fans in Washington, D.C. are preparing to welcome Keller Williams and his band for their annual Thanksforgrassgiving concert at The Hamilton Live on November 30.
Known as a “one-man jam-band,” Williams combines elements of bluegrass, folk, alternative rock, reggae, electronica/dance, jazz, funk, and other genres.
Larry Keel and Jenny Keel of The Keels, playing guitar and bass respectively, will be joining Williams’ band on Saturday.
“Award-winning flat picker Larry Keel and his rock solid, in-the-pocket bass-playing wife, Jenny Keel, make up two thirds of this super fun trio I started in 2004. With two albums recorded together the handful of gigs we play a year turn into acoustic picking parties. We vowed from the beginning that we wouldn’t do it often so that when we did, it would be special, and it is,” Williams was quoted as saying in the event brief.
Singer and songwriter Lindsay Lou will also perform at the event as a special guest.
“Lindsay Lou’s fourth album, Southland (released April 2018), is a transformative and heart-wrenching ten-song stunner. Lou’s voice—and its unique ability to create an expansive, almost physically tangible soundscape—carries each song on Southland forward, made even more recognizable and potent by bandmates Josh Rilko (mandolin, vocals) and PJ George (bass, vocals) and special guests,” according to the event brief.
Named after Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, “bluegrass” is a music genre that emerged in the 1940s in the U.S. Appalachian region.
The venue will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. and admit an audience of all ages with tickets ranging from $29 to $35.
The entrance fee for “Keller and the Keels Pre-Show Hang” is $40, which does not include the ticket to the concert.
You can contact the Box Office at (202)-769-0122 ahead of the performance for wheelchair or ADA needs.