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Jack Williams @Randy's Pickin' Parlor

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With his reputation as a "musician’s musician," there couldn’t be a more fitting place for acoustic guitarist Jack Williams to play than luthier Randy Wood’s venue.

Melodic picking and a buoyant spirit, with a nod to the blues and folk tradition, define Williams’ playing. Spinning Southern scenery from Lake Jocassee to the mighty Mississippi to the Santee to gators and egrets, the South Carolina native’s visual style of lyric writing will whisk listeners away, while his narrative work captivates in well-structured folk fictions.

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Williams’ songs have been recorded by the likes of Tom Jones and David Clayton-Thomas; as a gun-for-hire, he’s accompanied Harry Nilsson, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary (Yarrow called Williams “the best guitar player I’ve ever heard”), and legendary country writer Mickey Newbury, who warmly called Williams “an American treasure.”

A regular at Savannah’s Nite Flite Café back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Williams returns to the Hostess City with an engaging and thoroughly entertaining show for all ages.

Saturday, February 6, 7:30 p.m., $20

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