Sunday, June 16, 2024

Shut the Folk up and Listen featuring Keller Williams and Leo Kottke performing at the Sheldon March 9


–By Sean Derrick

One-man jam-band guitarist Keller Williams is once again teaming up with legendary folk guitarist Leo Kottke for a show entitled “Shut the Folk up and Listen.”

The 24 dates on this collaboration tour will bring them to Saint Louis at the Sheldon Music Hall on Thursday, March 9.

Kottke is a member of the Guitar Player Magazine Hall of Fame and has earned two Grammy award nominations over a career that has spanned over 50 years and 21 solo albums (amid numerous other collaborations, compilations and soundtracks).

Kottke has a knack for mixing in humorous stories amid perfectly arranged acoustic performances on a 6 and 12-string guitar.

Williams’ style is much harder to define. He builds an entire song onstage by performing a riff once on a amultitude of¬†instruments and loop it through a Boss Loop Station RC-300 phase looper pedal. This allows him to structure the song live in front of the crowd, by himself.

But for this show he is just sticking with an acoustic guitar in honor of Kottke, stripping down the bare minimum, back to his roots if you will.

Kottke will perform a solo set, then be joined by Williams for a collaboration of songs, before Williams performs a solo set himself.

Williams is currently out on tour in support of his newest release RAW.

Tickets for the 8:00 pm show at the Sheldon can be purchase at the Sheldon box office or online at

Demand for this show is high and a few tickets still remain.

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