Considered the anchor of Western Colorado's music scene, TWBB is the top band in the region & along with their successful tours all over the western United States they are often tapped to play with the biggest national acts as well headline the region's top venues & festivals. TWBB has hit # 1 on the mp3.com charts twice & the single "CIRCLES" was nominated for a 2008 IAIA Golden Kayak Award.
Whether solo, together as "ACOUSTIC WB" or with their back-up group THE HOMEGROWN BOOGIE BAND, WILLIAMS BROTHERS shows are always full of surprises & special guests. it is never the same show twice.
THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS & THEIR HOMEGROWN BOOGIE BAND moved to western Colorado in 2000 where they have established themselves as the anchor of the western Colorado music scene. Over the past 20+ years The Williams Brothers Band have helped start several music venues (of all genres), put together some of the earliest homegrown "jam band" festivals, and have tirelessly promoted the genre. THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS BAND'S hit single, "CIRCLES" was nominated for a 2008 Golden Kayak Award by the International Academy Of Independant Artists for best Rock Song. TWBB also hit 1 on the mp3.com Blues charts 12/19/06 with JOHNNY THE SQUIRREL, coupled by DEEP ELEM BLUES which was simultamiously perched at 7. DEEP ELEM BLUES went on to hit 1 01/12/07. Both songs spent 4 weeks in the top 20 TWBB has released a total of four albums (Three live recordings & one studio release), and have countless live bootleg recordings circulating throughout the tape trading ranks.
James and/or Phillip Williams have worked with: JOHN LEE HOOKER, DEF LEPPARD, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, CHICAGO, THE WAILERS, 3 DOG NIGHT, KID ROCK, JOAN JETT, BLIND MELON, JIMMY SMITH, RAMBLIN JACK ELLIOT, LITTLE FEAT, BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, BLIND MELON, JOHNNY RIVERS, STYX, FOREIGNER, REO SPEEDWAGON, BRET MICHAELS BAND, THE GUESS WHO, TESLA, QUIET RIOT, ZIGABOO MODELISTE, DEREK TRUCKS, JOHNNY LANG, ARCHIE LEE HOOKER, LOS LONELY BOYS, THE LUMINEERS, CRACKER, TAYLOR HICKS, JERRY GARCIA BAND feat. MELVIN SEALS, THE DREW EMMITT BAND, VINCE HERMAN, KARL DENSON, JOE CRAVEN, CANNED HEAT, RATT, SLAUGHTER, 2 LIVE CREW, STARSHIP, SURVIVOR, SKID ROW, TRAPT, SALIVA, JOHN WAITE, RARE EARTH, JASON ISBELL, JACK INGRAM, THE SAMPLES, NEW MONSOON, HOT BUTTERED RUM, HENRY BUTLER, JO JO HERMAN, THE MOTHER HIPS, "RAGIN CAJUN" DOUG KERSHAW, CHRIS CAGLE, JOHN BROWN'S BODY, ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS, JERRY JOSEPH, RECKLESS KELLY, TONY FURTADO, CHALI TUNA of JURASSIC 5, JOSEPH ISRAEL, OZOMATLI, C-BO, UNWRITTEN LAW, ZUVUYA, GREAT AMERICAN TAXI, THAMUSEMEANT, SAM KININGER, CAROLYN WONDERLAND, CARLOS WASHINGTON, JUS GOODIE, THE MEDITATIONS, H. R. from BAD BRAINS, FILIBUSTER, JONATHAN TYLER & THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, RYAN SHUPE & THE RUBBER BAND, CASEY DRIESSEN, KAN'NAL, ERIC MCFADDEN TRIO, ERIC LINDELL, EDDIE FROM OHIO, DAVID GANS, DELTA NOVE, BACK PORCH MARY,THE MOTET, TRACY GRAMMER, REED FOEHL, BRUCE HAYES, DEXTER GROVE, LOTUS, HIT & RUN BLUEGRASS, STONEY LARUE, (to name a few) in one way or another, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.
The Williams Brothers have been putting together shows for other bands as well as performing heavily for the past 23+ years, a complete list of those affected would be impossible to gather but one,or the other, or both of THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS have appeared at various festivals and top venues including but definitely not limited to: UNCLE UNCANNY'S MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 Heber City, Ut. GJ OFF-ROAD 2013 Grand Junction, Co., BEAVER CREEK RESORT 4th of JULY CELEBRATION 2013 Vail, Co., MESA COUNTY FAIR (headliner) 2012 Grand Junction, Co., MIKE THE HEADLESS CHICKEN FESTIVAL (headliner) 2012 Fruita, Co., THE FRUITA FALL FESTIVAL 2001-'06, & 2012 Fruita, Co., DESERT ROCKS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2005 - 2012 Moab, Ut., THE SOUTHWEST/ARBOR DAY FESTIVAL (headliner) 2002-2012 Grand Junction, Co., DENVER ROCK-N-ROLL MARATHON 2012 (2013 booked) Denver, Co., TOUGH MUDDER 2012 Beaver Creek, Co., THE PORK & HOPS CHALLENGE 2007, '09, '10 (2011 headliner) Grand Junction, Co., MARBLE FEST 2010 (2011 headliner) Marble Co., THE 922 FESTIVAL (headliner)1990-2012 Sacramento, Ca., & Grand Junction, Co., THE GATEWAY CANYONS BLUES FESTIVAL (headliner) 2010 Gateway, Co., HOT AUGUST NIGHTS @ THE WESTERN COLORADO BOTANICAL GARDENS AMPITHEATER (headliner) 2004, 2005, & 2010 Grand Junction, Co., THE WESTERN COLORADO BOTANICAL GARDENS BLUES FESTIVAL 2010 GRAND JUNCTION, CO., MIDNIGHT SUN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2009 Rifle, Co., Drive 105 Listener Appreciation Party (headliner) 2009 @ Sunlight Resort, Glenwood Springs Co., THE EAGLE COUNTY FAIR 2009 Eagle Co., WINTERFEST ON OLD PEARL STREET (headliner) 2009 Denver, Co., THE 2ND ANNUAL FRESH HOPS CELEBRATION @ The Falling Rock Tap House (headliner) 2008 Denver, Co. BURNING MOUNTAIN DAYS 2006 & 2009 Newcastle Co., The March of Dimes WALK AMERICA CELEBRATION 2005 - 2008 (headliner) Grand Junction, Co., ROCK JAM 2006 - 2008 Mack, Co., PALISADE PEACH FESTIVAL (headliner) 2006 - 2008 Palisade, Co., RAMBLE ON THE RIVER 2007 @ MISHAWAKA AMPITHEATER Bellvue, Co., GRAND JUNCTION'S 125TH BIRTHDAY 4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR 2007 @ SUPLIZIO FIELD (headliner) Grand Junction, Co., THUNDER MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL (headliner) Olathe, Co. 2007, THE MESA THEATER Grand Junction, Co., THE AVALON THEATER Grand Junction Co, BELLY UP, Aspen, Co., LIFF AUDITORIUM Grand Junction, Co., THE ELDO Crested Butte Co., PARADISE THEATER, Paonia, Co., MARILYN'S on K Sacramento, Ca., CONNECTICUT YANKEE San Francisco, Ca., POWDERHORN SKI RESORT Mesa Co., THE CAT CLUB W. Hollywood, Ca., DULCINEA'S 100TH MONKEY Denver, Co., QUIXOTE'S TRUE BLUE Denver, Co., VAIL ALE HOUSE Vail, Co., THE BUCKHORN SALOON Laramie, Wy., FIRST STREET PUB Nederland, Co., STEVE'S GUITARS Carbondale, Co., SCOOT n' BLUES, Durango, Co., THE SUMMIT Durango, Co., TURN OF THE CENTURY Montrose, Co., DOWNSTAIRS, Park City, Ut., TRADEWINDS Lake Tahoe, Ca., CLUB RIO, Moab Ut., WOODY'S TAVERN Moab, Ut., & many more