8/14 Williams Road ~ Driving Down the Indie Lane this Summer

The band is named for Williams Road , an actual country road, off of Route 12 between Sherburne and Waterville. Why this road in particular? Band member Craven says that after a long day’s work, on his journey back from “wherever work was that day,” Williams Road was the “last stretch” before he got home, and the band expresses a similar sentiment – the feeling of “coming home.”

The band is named for Williams Road , “an actual country road, off of Route 12 between Sherburne and Waterville. Why this road in particular? Band member Craven says that after a long day’s work, on his journey back from “wherever work was that day,” Williams Road was the ‘last stretch’ before he got home, and the band expresses a similar sentiment – the feeling of ‘coming home.'”

Williams Road takes us driving down the Indie lane this Thursday, August 14th at 7 pm as the final concert in this summer’s Hamilton Arts in the Park series.  Indie folk combines the catchy melodies of indie rock with the acoustical sounds of contemporary folk music.   Williams Road capitalizes on the band members’ talent for songwriting, clean licks and clear vocal harmonies to create new inroads into the genre.

“Hamilton-homegrown band Williams Road, created in 2009, will become a part of upstate New York’s storied musical tradition with the release of their first official album, the self-titled “Williams Road.”

“Composed of band members Mike Craven, Scott Krueger, Clare Pellerin and Brad Jewett, Williams Road is, as Krueger says, a “whole greater than the sum of its parts.” The band’s musicians each come from different musical backgrounds, from the classically-trained to the self-taught, but through their common central New York bond, are able to create a solid, distinctive sound that has often been described as a blend of folk, roots, and indie, with a deep and heavy undercurrent of Americana.” 1

Here’s some sample songs on their listening channel: http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_videos/3006429?sel_video_id=12876890&autoplay=true#

Enjoy an evening of music and creativity in a beautiful park setting! Come early with a picnic, or check out the local eateries. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. FREE!

The Hamilton Village Music Series runs every Thursday until August 14th.at 7:00 pm on the Hamilton Village Green. Rain Location is the Colgate Inn (Payne St). No tickets necessary for this free event.  For more information about the location if it is raining on the day of the show call (315) 691- 3550.

This series is funded by the Village of Hamilton, and was made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered by Cultural Resources Council and co-presented by the Earlville Opera House.

1. Excerpts from write up in the December 12, 2012 Mid-York Weekly

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