David Vest with Tim Williams

Jun 17th 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

timdave.jpg$25  Double Bill

David Vest and Tim Williams

Maple Blues Award winner David Vest is an authentic, southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player, blues shouter and world-class entertainer. He played his first paying gig in 1957, and by the time he opened for Roy Orbison on New Year’s Day 1962, he was a seasoned veteran of Gulf Coast roadhouses and honky-tonks.  At the age of 17, David went on tour with Jerry Woodard and the Esquires, some of whom later became key members of the Muscle Shoals Swampers. He jammed with Ace Cannon, Bill Black’s Combo and the Jimmy Dorsey Band in clubs along the Florida Panhandle, where fellow Alabaman James Harman would soon make his mark. (watch David)

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a 40-year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America. His roots stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid ‘60s, where his passion for traditional blues styles was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom”.  (watch Tim Williams