Sunday, August 03, 2014

Dave Williams goes Into The Blues

I'm looking forward to reading the new book by Dave Williams entitled IntoThe Blues. This is his second effort and, like his first book The First Time We Met The Blues, it's sure to be a laugh from beginning to end. Dave is a life long blues fan (no clue in the titles of his books then!) and has met numerous blues men and women over the years. His interest goes back to the early 60s when he first met the likes of fellow blues author John Broven. As well as his many trips to the US, he's also travelled extensively elsewhere and is a keen angler and cricketer. According to the sleeve notes subjects include childhood, travel, cricket and fishing and the book comprises 13 'tall man tales' recalling musical adventures and the characters encountered en route.
He threw a launch party last night which was very enjoyable and included a live band, with Bill Moodie on harmonica and Dave adding some additional vocal interjections. (see photo below)


At 9:59 pm , Blogger Ralph Edwards said...

"The First Time I Met Dave Williams". After a Sunday night folk session in The Loggerheads, Shrewsbury, I received a request to do some other types of songs. During "Jim Dandy(to the rescue)", some older guys, full of enthusiasm, came bounding in and made more requests. When we got to talking, the more forthright one was Dave Williams, whose name I knew because I'd just ordered Dave's book "The First Time We Met The Blues" from Ken Major.We found we had mutual friends and aquaintences via Tales From The Woods. Dave said he knew something different was happening because, 'you just don't hear Jim Dandy in a pub'. I hope it knocked him for six. Ralph Edwards


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