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December 14, 2015




News & Updates

National Release Date for my new CD, Southern FM, is December 14!  You can listen to a song from the new CD on this website (from the home page) and Pre-Order your copy now.  Also, I'll be hitting the road for a short trip through VA, NC, and TN early in October.  

I have talked a few of my very talented friends into joining me to form a band for the CD Release Show at Poe's Pub on Friday, September 11.  The line-up includes Kris Krull on drums, John Dacey on bass, and Paul Johnson on guitar.  Paul played on a couple of the tracks on "Songs One Day We'll Used to Know" back in 2010.  You might remember him from his Waxing Poetics days.  I'm excited to be playing with Kris, John, and Paul!

I am very excited to share that my friend, Bill Ku, has agreed to start working on a video for a song on the new CD.  The song is called "Sometimes It's a Song" and the video will be shot here in the Richmond area sometime in August.  Look for more updates on the release date of the video soon!

The tentative release date for the new EP is August 25.  Pre-orders will ship the first week of August.  


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by Rob Williams

Rob Williams

Rob Williams’ unique sound and style combine 90’s rock with alt-country and Americana influences.  As front-man of the now defunct indie rock band, Joe Buck, Jr., Williams made a name for himself as a songwriter and performer in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia.  This fall, the veteran songwriter will release his second solo album, Southern FM.  Produced by Salim Nourallah (whose credits include Rhett Miller, Old 97’s, and The Damnwells), Southern FM finds Williams becoming more comfortable as a solo artist and building on the success of his 2013 debut, A Place in the Sun.  “I wanted this record to be different,” Williams says, “so I made the decision to record it far away from home and with people I’ve never worked with before.”  That decision landed him at Nourallah’s Pleasantry Lane Studio in Dallas.  The result is an album that blends Williams’ penchant for hard-hitting acoustic roots rock, Nourallah’s innate knack for pop, and a touch of North Texas-style rock and roll.  Williams will support the new release with a series of short regional tours.   


                                                   Promo Photo A - Photo by Jen Stackpole

                                                   Promo Photo A - Photo by Jen Stackpole

                                                  Promo Photo B - Photo by Gray Gurkin

                                                  Promo Photo B - Photo by Gray Gurkin