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Saturday, March 19 • 9:50pm - 10:50pm
The World Famous Tony Williams

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Music is best when it evokes emotion. If you cannot follow the bass kick and the snare or if you cannot dance with the hi hat then it can become tough to move and live through the music itself. Its almost as if the instruments have emotions themselves, not just that they are conveying emotion, but that each instrument can actually feel. Imagine the stories that a saxophone would have after years of touring with John Coltrane. Imagine what a trumpet would go through after living in a bag with Louis Armstrong for all those years. For the length of his career, Grammy winning and platinum selling recording artist and producer Kanye West has utilized 3 main instruments. An Ensoniq ASR-10, an MPC, and the voice of Tony Williams. Tony’s voice is so versatile that the output has only ever been limited by Kanye’s or Tony’s own creativity. Tony has been all over the world with Kanye. Studios in Japan, stages in France, on cliffs in Capetown, South Africa and seemingly everywhere in between. Tony has played the background singer to Kanye’s live performances as well as being stretched across the creative boundaries of all of Kanye’s professional releases. His voice has also been showcased for President Barack Obama when he performed, live on ABC for the inaugural ‘Neighborhood Ball’, alongside Jay-Z for a performance of their collaboration ‘History’, off of LeBron James’ More Than a Game soundtrack. Just imagine the stories Tony could tell. Add to that the years Tony spent growing up in Oklahoma City or the summers he spent in South Central Los Angeles honing his skills and teaching himself what his future in music could be. Tony’s stories and experiences cross as many musical boundaries as they do country borders. His voice truly is an instrument that the world has fallen in love with without ever truly ever knowing why. Now, in December of this year, the instrument that we’ve all fallen in love with will finally be able to display its true skills for the world to see. The walls will finally talk, if you will. The World Famous Tony Williams will be releasing his debut, solo album, King or the Fool. Without a record company or anyone else to stand in his way, Tony will step into the spotlight with only real emotion and genuine music at his back. Say goodbye to life as a background singer and say hello to the limelight.
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The World Famous Tony Williams

Music is best when it evokes emotion. If you cannot follow the bass kick and the snare or if you cannot dance with the hi hat then it can become tough to move and live through the music itself. Its almost as if the instruments have emotions themselves, not just that they are conveying... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2011 9:50pm - 10:50pm
Red 7 Patio 611 E 7th St

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