PRESS QUOTES

Emmett Williams is a singer-songwriter, but that’s where the clichés end. Here is sensitivity without the sap, political observations without the hectoring, melodies without the mustiness.”

– David Browne, Rolling Stone / Entertainment Weekly / author of “Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley”

“Emmett Williams is a gentle, unassuming guy, but he’s got some strange quirks: he professes equal appreciation for punk rock and country music, he won’t perform music sitting down, and he is completely incapable of performing at less than impassioned levels of emotion.”

– Peter Cooper, Music Writer – Nashville Tennessean

“Sometimes it’s the gentle yet incisive voice, sometimes it’s the percussive guitar, sometimes it’s the stirring lyrics. But in every Emmett Williams song, there’s a quality that reaches out, grabs the listener and lets go only on the last note.”

– Lisa Bornstein, Critic, Rocky Mountain News

A powerful and passionate performer who always delivers an entertaining and thought-provoking show”

– Acoustic Routes UK

“Whether he’s playing solo acoustic or with his band, the music is fun, intense, eclectic, and powerful.”

– Jeff Dickson, www.musicconsultant.net

“Emmett’s songs take music and put it on the frontline struggle for justice. His voice is raw and true and rings with the sincerity of someone who’s been there.”

– San Francisco Liberation Radio

…moving, his music causes us to take a look at where we’ve been and where we are going.”

– Gary Henderson – Spartanburg Herald Journal

…an incredibly compelling performer…his lyrics are remarkably poignant”

– Cindy Edwards, KCAW Radio,