Cal Williams Jr (Director)
Multi-award winning Blues singer/songwriter, Cal Williams Jr, combines the gentle fingerpicking of British Folk with the raw intensity of Delta Slide Blues to create a sound that is both intricate and powerful. Blues Blast Magazine, USA, said “Cal Williams Jr’s guitar work is impeccable under his gorgeous voice. A marvelous quilt of tones and textures from this masterful player” and Rhythms magazine said that “Cal’s gentle high tenor voice, delicate fingerpicking and snaky bottleneck fretwork evoke the sound of Mississippi John Hurt in his exceptional guitar playing”.
Cal was recently awarded the ARBA Best Blues Soloist Award and was voted in the Top 3 Best Blues Guitarists for the Derringers Music Awards. In addition to his guitar and songwriting awards, Cal is also an internationally published author with Mel Bay USA and Director of Blues and Roots for the Adelaide Guitar Festival's Winter School program.
“Cal Williams Jr is musically a phenomenon. His unique, impeccable guitar style and singing are exceptional. From the first quick fingerpicking, Williams’ sublime guitar style is striking, with his voice sounding high and heavenly” Rootstime Magazine, Belgium
SPECIAL GUEST TUTORS
Lecia Louise is an award-winning Australian songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Her musical style contains elements of rock, folk, blues, jazz, alternative pop. Lecia’s music has seen her perform in Hong Kong, London, The USA, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Italy, The Netherlands, The Solomon Islands, Scotland, New Zealand, Singapore and around Australia. She has played on the same stages as James Morrison, Jon Stevens (INXS, Noiseworks), Grinspoon, Killing Heidi, Phil Emmanuel and Daryl Braithwaite and her original music has been featured on cable TV (Sydney), and radio stations nationally and internationally.
Clean, elegant, tasty playing!!! I watched 3 times!!! Shred on!!!!!” – Nita Strauss, Alice Cooper Band
“Lecia’s unique style and rock chic attitude make her a new fav!! Awesome…” – Triple J Unearthed
“Lecia loves her 70’s rock, and it shows. But rather than rehashing old sounds and mimicking her heroes, the singer breathes new life into the sound and produces great, hooky rock songs.” – Time Off.
More tutors to be announced soon.