Whetherman is the product of 29 year-old singer/songwriter Nicholas Williams, whose soul-infused music has often acted as a meter for his personal life since the project started in 2007. Through folk songs filled with awareness and truth, effervescent melodies, and harmonious vocals, Whetherman takes you on a textural journey of landscapes. “There's been a theme for every album title since I've been making music under the name Whetherman,” says Williams. "Each release embodies the new places I've found inside of myself."
Under Whetherman, Williams has independently written, produced and released five full-length albums since it's conception. His newest manifestation, 'Streams and Pastures' (2013) features a six-member band for the first time. The cast includes Rachel Murray (Vocals), JP Salvat (Percussion), Alex Hayward (Drums, Misc.), Adam Mantovani (Upright Bass), Eric Brigmond (Keys, Trumpet) and Drew Matulich (Fiddle/Mandolin). The end product is an eclectic array of sound, taking nothing away from the established singer/songwriter presence, while adding beautiful elements of America's enriched musical history.
“Not easy listening as in your mom’s favorite Richard Marx jams; easy listening as in albums that cover great and excessive stretches of ground in just twelve songs, but manage to hold your attention entirely..." -FolkHive.com (2013 Review- “Streams & Pastures”)
“Sound that will lift your spirits and feed your soul. At times crooner, other times folk singer, Whetherman’s voice is just as unique as it is reminiscent of other great vocalists that have come before him.” -IndieMusicReviewer.com ('IMR's #12 of 25 on Top 25 Indie Acoustic Artists of 2012')
Mostly performing solo, Williams has stayed busy on the road since 2011, touring extensively through 35 states across the US and performing 180 dates a year. Currently, Williams is preparing the sixth full-length album, 'Seeds for Harvest', due to release late in 2014. Whetherman will also be embarking on the third nationwide solo tour this Spring, as well as the first European tour in Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, France and Spain as a trio accompanied by vocalist Rachel Murray and percussionist JP Salvat during May and June of 2014.
All of Whetherman's music is available for download on Bandcamp and iTunes. Physical purchases can be made on Amazon.com, and you can also find Whetherman on Pandora Radio and Spotify.