Williams Riley Band
The Williams Riley Band Goes on the Road with Country Music's Biggest Names. Check Out Their Video In This Article, They Will Be At An Awards Show Very Soon!!!!!!!
The Williams Riley Band is capitalizing on the success of their latest album, "A Different Kind Of Country",playing tour dates with some of the most successful acts in country music to bolster their popularity and climb the country music charts.
Steve Williams worked in the rugged and dangerous oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico near his home of the tiny port city of Larose, Louisiana. Through recent headlines everyone knows how dangerous and tragic a career in the gulf oil can be. Williams did it to support his young family, but he never gave up on the his heart and his desire to perform music with his band.
Though his days working in the Gulf were long, he continued to make time to hone his skills as a songwriter. While attending an Edwin McCain concert in New Orleans, Williams passed some of his work along to the popular singer songwriter.
"My favorite surprise of that year was my discovery of Steve Williams. His love of music and his dedication to the craft of songwriting has inspired me all over again." Said McCain. It was then that McCain suggested Williams come to the star's hometown of Greenville, S.C., where McCain had just built his own studio.
In Greenville, McCain introduced Williams to producer and engineer Noel Golden, who had worked on several of McCain's albums. "Within about two days, Noel and I were best friends," Williams says of Golden.
The relationship grew and support from music veterans around the nation grew as well. Among those top names, one of rock's most famous guitarist, Slash, joined country star Bryan White and famed singer-songwriter Edwin McCain. "I can't believe how passionate everyone has been about what we're doing," says Williams, the singer, songwriter and guiding light of Williams Riley.
"Not long ago, I was just a guy writing songs in Louisiana. Now a bunch of my heroes are playing with me and my band on my songs because they love what I'm doing, that tells me that we must be doing something right."
-Steve Williams, Williams Riley Band-
Co-producer Noel Golden is an award-winning studio veteran who has worked with platinum selling artists matchbox twenty, Metallica, Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, Sammy Hagar, Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack.
Most recently, Williams Riley Band has opened for acts such as Gray Allan and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and will be opening for Joe Nichols in New York in the second week of August.