The Williams Brothers Band
After 10 years as an essential member of the music scene in northern California, James "Papa Bear" Williams and his younger brother Phil & moved to Colorado in 2000. Since then THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS BAND has established themselves as the musical anchor of Western Colorado. TWBB is one of the longest-running & is the most successful band in the area. They not only headline the region's top venues & festivals, tour all over the western United States, but are the most requested direct support act to play with national touring acts playing the area as well. The hit single, "CIRCLES" was nominated for a 2008 Golden Kayak Award by the International Academy Of Independent Artists for best Rock Song, and is still in regular rotation on 1000s of radio stations across the nation. TWBB hit #1 on the mp3.com Blues charts twice, #5 on the Soundclick Americana Charts, placed 3 songs simultaneously on Soundclick's top 20 Blues Rock Charts, and had the #2 song on podcasts world-wide in 2014. A new studio ep was released in the late fall of 2019, the first single immediately hit #1 on the Indie Music People Country Charts, and placed 2 songs in the top 25 on the U.K. Country Music Charts. True purveyors of american music crossing genres with ease and proficiency and has worked with artists as diverse as: THE WAILERS, 3 DOG NIGHT, THE DRIFTERS, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, EVERCLEAR, MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, BLIND MELON, JIMMY SMITH, RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOT, LITTLE FEAT, THE GUESS WHO, JOHN HIATT, UNCLE KRACKER, BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, JOHNNY RIVERS, BRET MICHAELS BAND, DEREK TRUCKS, ARCHIE LEE HOOKER, LOS LONELY BOYS, NEAL MCCOY, JERROD NIEMANN, GEORGIA SATELLITES, JO DEE MESSINA, THE LUMINEERS, THE SMITHEREENS, LIVING COLOUR, JASON ISBELL, CRACKER, SON VOLT, THE VERVE PIPE, DARRYL WORLEY, JASON BOLAND, LUKAS NELSON, TAYLOR HICKS, JERRY GARCIA BAND feat. MELVIN SEALS, DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, FREDDY JONES BAND, RUSTED ROOT, THE DREW EMMITT BAND, VINCE HERMAN, KARL DENSON, JOE CRAVEN, CANNED HEAT, 2 LIVE CREW, STARSHIP, SKID ROW, CHARLIE WORSHAM, JASON BOLAND, BLACKHAWK, JACK INGRAM, JO JO HERMAN, THE MOTHER HIPS, "RAGIN CAJUN" DOUG KERSHAW, JOHN BROWN'S BODY, LOTUS, CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS, JERRY JOSEPH, RECKLESS KELLY, TONY FURTADO, OZOMATLI, C-BO, THE SAMPLES, HENRY BUTLER, CAROLYN WONDERLAND, H. R. from BAD BRAINS, ERIC MCFADDEN, ERIC LINDELL, EDDIE FROM OHIO, DAVID GANS,THE MOTET, STONEY LARUE, REV PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND (to name a few) in one way or another, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. TWBB has been performing heavily for the past 30+ years, a complete list of those affected would be impossible to gather, but James and/ or Phil have appeared at various festivals and top venues including but definitely not limited to: HOG OF ALL HOGS BIKE RALLY 2021 & '22 (headliner) Milwaukee, Wi., CHERRY DAYS 2022 (headliner) Paonia, Co., DELTARADO DAYS 2022 (headliner) Delta, Co., WHITTLE THE WOOD 2021 Craig, Co., BOBSTOCK FESTIVAL 2021 Fort Morgan, Co., SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, 2020 Park City, Ut., STURGIS BIKE RALLY S.D., 2019, COUNTRY JAM 2015 - '18 Mack, Co., LAS VEGAS ROCK N ROLL MARATHON Las Vegas, Nev. 2013, '17, & '19 FOURTH AT THE FOUR WAY Newcastle, Wy., 2018 & '19, CANYONLANDS MARATHON 2016 (headliner) Moab, Ut., FLIGHT DAYS 2017 (headliner) Eagle, Co., BOLDER BOULDER 10K 2017 Boulder, Co., JEFFERSON PARK CONCERT SERIES 2016 (headliner) Denver, Co., PICKIN ON THE PINYON Glade Park, Co., 2015, LOS ANGELES ROCK N ROLL MARATHON 2014 Los Angeles, Ca., DENVER ROCK-N-ROLL MARATHON 2012-2019 Denver, Co., TALON'S CHALLENGE 2013 & '14 (headliner) Vail, Co., UNCLE UNCANNY'S MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 Heber City, Ut. GJ OFF-ROAD 2013 - 2015, & 2019 Grand Junction, Co., BEAVER CREEK RESORT 4th of JULY CELEBRATION 2013 Vail, Co., MESA COUNTY FAIR (headliner) 2012 & 2014 Grand Junction, Co., MIKE THE HEADLESS CHICKEN FESTIVAL (headliner) 2012, '16 - '17, 2021 Fruita, Co., FRUITA FALL FESTIVAL 2001-'06, & 2012, 2015 -'19 Fruita, Co., DESERT ROCKS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2005 - 2012 (multi-year headliner) Moab, Ut., SOUTHWEST FEST (multi-year headliner) 2002-2012 Grand Junction, Co., TOUGH MUDDER 2012 Beaver Creek, Co., PORK & HOPS CHALLENGE 2007, '09, '10, (2011 headliner), '14-'17 Grand Junction, Co., MARBLE FEST 2010 (headliner) Marble Co., 922 FESTIVAL (festival host)1990-2014 Sacramento, Ca., & Grand Junction, Co., GATEWAY CANYONS BLUES FESTIVAL (headliner) 2010 Gateway, Co., HOT AUGUST NIGHTS @ WESTERN COLORADO BOTANICAL GARDENS AMPHITHEATER (headliner) 2004, '05, & '10 Grand Junction, Co., MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVAL 2009, (2014 headliner) Paonia, Co., MIDNIGHT SUN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2009 Rifle, Co., Drive 105 Listener Appreciation Party (headliner) 2009 @ Sunlight Resort, Glenwood Springs Co., EAGLE COUNTY FAIR 2009 Eagle Co., WINTERFEST ON OLD PEARL STREET (headliner) 2009 Denver, Co., 2ND ANNUAL FRESH HOPS CELEBRATION (headliner) 2008 Denver, Co. BURNING MOUNTAIN DAYS 2006 & '09 Newcastle Co., 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., LAS COLONIAS AMPHITHEATER, MESA THEATER, AVALON THEATER Grand Junction Co, BELLY UP, Aspen, Co., CHICAGO ST. PUB Joliet, Ill., ELRAYS, Iowa City, IA., GASLAMP Des Moines, IA, SHAKEDOWN STREET Omaha, Ne., GRANDE RIVER VINEYARDS Palisade, Co., THE ELDO Crested Butte Co., PARADISE THEATER, Paonia, Co., MARILYN'S on K Sacramento, Ca., CONNECTICUT YANKEE San Francisco, Ca., BRIAN HEAD SKI RESORT, Brian Head Ut., POWDERHORN SKI RESORT Mesa Co., THE CAT CLUB W. Hollywood, Ca., GRIZZLY ROSE Golden, Co., 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., THE SUMMIT Durango, Co., DOWNSTAIRS, Park City, Ut., TRADEWINDS Lake Tahoe, Ca.