Knife Edge

 "Writerly, metaphorical songs, the smooth, southern James Taylor-like vocals, the evocative acoustic guitar settings... a steady emotional current runs through each." - Mike Joyce, The Washington Post

 

The culmination of six years of extensive touring and intensive songwriting, Knife Edge is both subtle and fierce, capturing the energy, passion and blues-soaked soul of Brooks Williams' live concerts: breathtaking acoustic and bottleneck slide guitar playing, passionae vocals and resounding songs. The Statesboro, Georgia native has developed his signature guitar sound from a myriad of influences: British fingerstyle, Delta slide, Hawaiian slack key, Bahamian calypso, and Piedmont blues. Williams moves easily from acoustic rockers to stinging slide guitar instrumentals to Joseph Spence-like melodicism. His songs face the dark, taking a sober look at life, death, longing and love; his lyrics express the thoughts, emotions, introspection and reflections of a soul-bearer. Knife Edge was produced by Toronto guitar great Colin Linden and was recorded in Canada at Grant Avenue Studio with a fantastic cast of supporting musicians, including Richard Bell (keyboards), Kristin Kunhart (vocals), Hugh Marsh (violin), and producer Linden (guitar).

MP3/320 $10.00
CD $15.00

Track Listing

Knife Edge
Belfast Blues
You Don't Know My Mind
Late Night Train
Monterey Pines
Lee's Highway
From Boston To Dublin
Rotterdam Bar
Caves Of Missouri
Quiet Days
Wanderer's Song
When The Dentist Dreams
Night Fears
Someone Else To Blame
Goodbye Walker Percy
This World Is Not My Home