This project supported by Folk Alliance Australia Small Grants Scheme.

Friday 27 April 2018

Karl S. Williams

(and James Ogden)

The West End Sessions

11 Sussex St, West End, Brisbane

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As Williams plucks that thread – whether with a feather touch or anguished grasp of desperation – and lays the sounds on the stage, he delivers an opportunity to transcend. Without question, you accept that place from which all unessential things have melted away, and dwell in the heart of something greater. There are no boundaries between Williams and you, yours and his experiences. He goes there, for himself and for you, into the worst of it, and finds the most fascinating parts. He shows you how he understood, how he negotiated his way back. Karl holds up the beauty in it; says it is worth wading into the darkness in order to better experience the light. He made it out. You will too.

Williams follows love and adventure blindly, searching for The Song. Rides the road with storytellers [Darren Middleton, Text Perkins, Busby Marou, Mat. McHugh] who’ve done more tours than he. Plays gatherings where people erupt, wide-eyed, after his devastating sermons [A Festival Called Panama (TAS), Blues In Bridgetown (WA), Queenscliff Music Festival (VIC), Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), Big Pineapple Festival (QLD), BIGSOUND (QLD), Festival Of The Sun (NSW), CMJ Music Marathon (USA).

James Ogden is a chilled-out, folk-rock artist from Brisbane. He writes songs that share relatable stories about the human experience and the lessons that come with it. Late last year James closed himself in a room and emerged two months later with a self-produced debut album, “Subtitles”.