111 West Boston Street, Chandler, AZ 85225 Sunday – Saturday 11am – 9pm (480) 248-8819

february, 2019

01feb6:30 pm11:00 pmFriday Night At West Alley BBQ Featuring Don Williams Sr. & Company

Event Details

Don Williams Sr. & Company

Don Williams Sr. is truly one of the most authentic keyboardists of our time. A 21st century George Duke but with his own twist on modern day soul. His music is a diverse mix of many musical influences derived from personal relationships he has had over the years. "I've learned from my mistakes, enough to be able to put that feeling into my music. I would like to think that people will listen and relate to it a lot better." Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Don Williams began his career at the age of nine. While in elementary & middle school Don taught himself to play the keyboards, violin, saxophone, flute, drums, and bass guitar. Don got his early inspiration from watching the pianist at church and the way she hypnotized the listeners. Don wanted to move people that same way. In 1979 while in the military on the U.S.S. Saratoga CV - 60, Don's captain, Cpt. Flatley, discovered he played and named him part of his personal entertainment. The group was called Rainbow Bridge. Don was in this band for 3 years. Once out of the military in 1982 Don played with lots of local acts, getting his musical talents prepared for what lied ahead. During the summer of 1984 Don was asked to audition with a local group who he was told had a possible recording deal. Don made the audition and went home. One half hour later he received a phone call asking him to come back to the audition. It turned out the audition was for Dennis Edwards of the Legendary Temptations. In 1984 he toured with Dennis Edwards and became Musical Director and Road Manager after one year of a seven-year tour. In 1995 Don Williams Sr. tried out for another act and they were called Men at Large, a group that was under management by Gerald LeVert. So from 1995-1997 Don is on Tour again. In 1999 Don Williams Sr. receives a phone call he will never forget. He was asked over the telephone to play a couple of bars of " Easy" by the Commodores. It turns out it was the Grammy Award Winning Group, The COMMODORES!! So from 1999 -2002 Don goes on Tour again solidifying his name in history forever. Don Williams Sr.

Time

(Friday) 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

West Alley BBQ

111 W Boston Street

West Alley BBQ111 W Boston Street

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