Alex Williams

Sat Jun 15 2019

8:30 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

The Saint

761 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89501

$20.00

Ages 21+

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Tickets are available locally at Recycled Records (S Virginia) or The Saint(at the bar).
"I grew up on 80's hair metal," Alex Williams says with a laugh. "My dad listened
to Cinderella and Ratt, so that was my musical upbringing until I was about 16.
That's when my grandparents played me 'Dreaming My Dreams' by Waylon
Jennings and 'Red Headed Stranger' by Willie Nelson."
 
It would be hard to overstate the importance of those records on Alex Williams'
life. After hearing them, he traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic, dove deep
into classic country music, and, most importantly, began writing his own songs.
Roughly a decade later, Williams is releasing his debut album, 'Better Than
Myself,' and much like Willie and Waylon, he's doing it on his own terms.
"It seems like there's a lot of people out there just trying to get through the day,"
reflects Williams. "They're working a job they don't love or following somebody
else's dreams just because it's safe and it keeps them comfortable. I didn't want
to be like that."

"It seems like there's a lot of people out there just trying to get through the day," reflects Williams. "They're working a job they don't love or following somebody else's dreams just because it's safe and it keeps them comfortable. I didn't want to be like that."

"This record represents the last ten years of my life," says Williams. "My thoughts, my feelings, everything that I've been through, it's all in these songs. It's what I've wanted to say for a decade."

Perhaps the most personal track on the record, though, is "Old Tattoo," a stirring ode to Williams' grandfather and the strength of his mother and grandmother in the face of his passing. "Time don't heal / It's just fadin' like the floors of an old saloon," he sings. "You can hide the pain away / Even if it's carved right into you / Like an old tattoo."

It's an arresting moment, and an apt metaphor for a songwriter with the ability to lodge his melodies and lyrics deep beneath your skin. Forget fame and fortune, hits and hype. As far as Williams is concerned, the legacy you leave behind with the ones you care about most is the true measure of any man. With that in mind, and with a debut album as good as 'Better Than Myself' under his belt, it's clear that Alex Williams is here to do more than just survive.

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Alex Williams

Sat Jun 15 2019 8:30 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

The Saint Reno NV
Alex Williams

$20.00 Ages 21+

Tickets are available locally at Recycled Records (S Virginia) or The Saint(at the bar).
"I grew up on 80's hair metal," Alex Williams says with a laugh. "My dad listened
to Cinderella and Ratt, so that was my musical upbringing until I was about 16.
That's when my grandparents played me 'Dreaming My Dreams' by Waylon
Jennings and 'Red Headed Stranger' by Willie Nelson."
 
It would be hard to overstate the importance of those records on Alex Williams'
life. After hearing them, he traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic, dove deep
into classic country music, and, most importantly, began writing his own songs.
Roughly a decade later, Williams is releasing his debut album, 'Better Than
Myself,' and much like Willie and Waylon, he's doing it on his own terms.
"It seems like there's a lot of people out there just trying to get through the day,"
reflects Williams. "They're working a job they don't love or following somebody
else's dreams just because it's safe and it keeps them comfortable. I didn't want
to be like that."

"It seems like there's a lot of people out there just trying to get through the day," reflects Williams. "They're working a job they don't love or following somebody else's dreams just because it's safe and it keeps them comfortable. I didn't want to be like that."

"This record represents the last ten years of my life," says Williams. "My thoughts, my feelings, everything that I've been through, it's all in these songs. It's what I've wanted to say for a decade."

Perhaps the most personal track on the record, though, is "Old Tattoo," a stirring ode to Williams' grandfather and the strength of his mother and grandmother in the face of his passing. "Time don't heal / It's just fadin' like the floors of an old saloon," he sings. "You can hide the pain away / Even if it's carved right into you / Like an old tattoo."

It's an arresting moment, and an apt metaphor for a songwriter with the ability to lodge his melodies and lyrics deep beneath your skin. Forget fame and fortune, hits and hype. As far as Williams is concerned, the legacy you leave behind with the ones you care about most is the true measure of any man. With that in mind, and with a debut album as good as 'Better Than Myself' under his belt, it's clear that Alex Williams is here to do more than just survive.
Alex Williams

Alex Williams

Country

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

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Ages 21+
limit 6 per person
General Admission
$20.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Mail
UPS
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Openers subject to change. Drugs and weapons will be confiscated. 10% LET included in Ticket price.