Sun Jun 9 2019

6:30 PM (Doors 5:00 PM)

Blue Note Hawaii

2335 Kalakaua Ave Honolulu, HI 96815

$35-$45

All Ages

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Keller Williams

Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. For most of his career he has performed solo. His stage shows are rooted around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs, while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. With the use of today’s technology, Keller creates samples on the fly in front of the audience, a technique called live phrase sampling or looping, with nothing pre-recorded, the end result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica. A genre Keller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music” or ADM.”

That approach, Williams explains, was derived from “hours of playing solo with just a guitar and a microphone, and then wanting to go down different avenues musically. I couldn’t afford humans and didn’t want to step into the cheesy world of automated sequencers where you hit a button and the whole band starts to play, then you’ve got to solo along or sing on top of it. I wanted something more organic yet with a dance groove that I could create myself.”

Williams’ solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer. Once he began releasing recordings, starting with 1994’s FREEK, Williams was embraced by an even wider community of music fans, particularly the jam band crowd. While his live gigs have largely been solo affairs, Williams has nearly always used his albums as a forum for collaborations with fellow musicians. An alliance with The String Cheese Incident on 1999’s BREATHE marked Williams’ first release on the band’s label SCI Fidelity Records, DREAM, Keller’s 2007 release, found him in the company of such iconic musicians as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, banjo master Béla Fleck, bass great Victor Wooten, American musician/poet Michael Franti and many others.


Seating is First Come, First Served
$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Inside Club
Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!

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SEATING FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE AND STANDING ROOM. COME EARLY FOR BEST SEATS. FULL DINNER MENU AVAIL. $10MIN/PERSON.

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Keller Williams

Sun Jun 9 2019 6:30 PM

(Doors 5:00 PM)

Blue Note Hawaii Honolulu HI
Keller Williams

$35-$45 All Ages

Keller Williams

Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. For most of his career he has performed solo. His stage shows are rooted around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs, while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. With the use of today’s technology, Keller creates samples on the fly in front of the audience, a technique called live phrase sampling or looping, with nothing pre-recorded, the end result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica. A genre Keller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music” or ADM.”

That approach, Williams explains, was derived from “hours of playing solo with just a guitar and a microphone, and then wanting to go down different avenues musically. I couldn’t afford humans and didn’t want to step into the cheesy world of automated sequencers where you hit a button and the whole band starts to play, then you’ve got to solo along or sing on top of it. I wanted something more organic yet with a dance groove that I could create myself.”

Williams’ solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer. Once he began releasing recordings, starting with 1994’s FREEK, Williams was embraced by an even wider community of music fans, particularly the jam band crowd. While his live gigs have largely been solo affairs, Williams has nearly always used his albums as a forum for collaborations with fellow musicians. An alliance with The String Cheese Incident on 1999’s BREATHE marked Williams’ first release on the band’s label SCI Fidelity Records, DREAM, Keller’s 2007 release, found him in the company of such iconic musicians as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, banjo master Béla Fleck, bass great Victor Wooten, American musician/poet Michael Franti and many others.


Seating is First Come, First Served
$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Inside Club
Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!

Keller Williams

Alternative Rock

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limit 12 per person
Premium Seating
SEATING FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. COME EARLY FOR BEST SEATS. FULL DINNER MENU AVAIL. $10MIN/PERSON.
$45.00
Loge Seating & Bar Area
SEATING FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE AND STANDING ROOM. COME EARLY FOR BEST SEATS. FULL DINNER MENU AVAIL. $10MIN/PERSON.
$35.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Mail
UPS
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

We do not offer any refunds, exchanges, or transfers on any ticket purchases. All sales are final. We do not have any liability or influence on tickets purchased through a ticket reselling or 3rd party site. Official ticket purchases are run through TicketWeb.com only.