Walker Williams will be performing in the Timbers Showroom this week starting on Tuesday, April 22nd through Saturday, April 26th.
Born in Japan, Williams grew up as a self-described "Air Force brat," moving around the country to places like Arizona, Florida and New York until his family moved to Littleton for his high school years. He then spent eight years as an actor in Los Angeles before returning to Colorado to marry the love of his life, Tre, whom he met at his 10-year high school reunion.
Williams' father - a big country music fan and musician - introduced him to country music. He taught Williams how to play the guitar and sing at the
age of 6. "That was his music, and that's how I learned to sing, especially harmony," Williams said.
Williams was a full-time actor until 1991, when he began a country music career as a solo artist. "It was a lot of work all on my own, so I pursued looking for a band," he said.He was fortunate enough to find a band that was losing its lead singer, resulting in the addition of Rex Herring on keyboards and bassist Warren Plante. Through them, he met drummer Dickey Strickland, which led to the final addition, lead guitarist Dave Allen. With these musicians, Williams was able to form the Walker Williams Band.
Having already released one album, "Just Like That," Williams is looking forward to the release of a second album within the next month. The upcoming album was recorded in Nashville, Tenn., with resident musicians, and will include all original material except for Williams' rendition of the Burnin' Daylight song, "I Wouldn't Know." The band has been previewing some of the album's other songs in concert, including the humorous "Tequila Sheila" and ballad "Oh No," written by Eddie Killington.
If you love Country Music..."Williams' songs move to the two-step, three-step, cha-cha, waltz and swing, so avid dancers will have ample opportunity to get on the dance floor."