Host of the roots music history podcast American Songcatcher, Nicholas Edward Williams is a multi-instrumentalist and storyteller who is dedicated to "playing it forward" by preserving the songs and styles that have shaped our country: Ragtime, Piedmont Blues, Traditional Folk, Bluegrass and Old-Time. Joining him as The NEW Quintet are Emma Dubose (Fiddle, Harmony), Jade Watts (Upright Bass, Harmony), Gordon Inman (Clarinet, Harmony) and Cody Ray (Guitar, Lap Steel, Harmony). Together, this group adds a wall of sound with big harmonies and lush textures that deepen the broad range of traditional and original material put out by Williams, as heard on his critically acclaimed sophomore release from late 2021, Folk Songs For Old Times' Sake. The record has been heralded by well-regarded figures of the roots community such as David Holt, Oliver Wood, Dom Flemons, and JP Harris.
Press: "Nomadic Folk told through a contemplative lens." - Paste Magazine
“As always, it’s the gentle laid back soothing vocals that win you over. Beautifully uplifting and rootsy." - Folk Radio UK
"The variety of influences, from Doc Watson to Mississippi John Hurt, and John Prine to Paul Simon, is evident, culminating in a new sound that feels familiar." - Adirondack Daily
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