Jack Williams

Extraordinary Singer-Songwriter and Outstanding Guitarist

The Ugly Mug, 4640 Soquel Dr., Soquel, CA 95073

Call 408 499 9441 for reservations

Thursday 5th Oct, 7.30pm. $15adv res/$18dr


Chuck Brodsky said “if you ever get a chance to book this guy – do it! He is as good as it gets!” So I did, and again, and again! He returns to the Ugly Mug for his 3rd intimate show…one guitar, one voice, non-stop for 45 minutes, and then again for another 45.


Jack’s bio in itself is amazing, with a 55+ year career playing folk, rock jazz, R and B, classical and popular music from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. In the 60’s he was a hired gun guitarist/ band leader for John Lee Hooker, Hank Ballard, and the Shirelles, amongst others. Up to the 80’s he played jazz trumpet and classical guitar, while also fronting a series of original rock bands as an electric guitarist. In the 60’s he started touring as a solo troubadour and for the last 25 years that has been his main gig, doing 100’s of shows a year. His songs have been recorded by others ranging from Tom Jones to Tom Paxton. At times he has teamed up with other great singers – the late Harry Nilsson in 1973, and until 2002 with his friend, the late Mickey Newberry. Jack has at least 9 solo CD’s of original music, plus involvement in many others. www.jackwilliamsmusic.com


“a musical style that’s equal parts folk storytelling and Tin Pan Alley songcraft, delivered with the impassioned soul  of an old blues singer”… .. Kevin Oliver, No Depression Magazine.


".... his artistry... is nothing short of amazing. Dazzling picking, expressive voice, unique and interesting songs. He is a showman in the best sense of the word and just wowed our audience. I think they would have followed him anywhere."….Rich Warren, WFMT "Midnight Special", Chicago IL