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About the band...
Photo by Ted Lehmann

Amy Gallatin, born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, lived in several states before settling in the West, where she was raised. During her ten years in Idaho and Montana, she had had the good fortune of being able to work at two of her loves in life: horses and music; Amy helped to organize the horseback riding programs and was the featured entertainer at various guest ranches. Her performing background had been as a solo artist out West prior to her meeting some Connecticut musicians while wintering in New England in 1992. With that Connecticut connection came the opportunity to tour as a working unit, so Amy packed her guitar and moved east in the fall of 1993 to pursue her music. Four albums later (including a live album and a project recorded in Nashville with ace producer Rich Adler), Amy Gallatin and her band Stillwaters have taken the stage at some of the most prestigious venues in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, and Europe.Their most recent 2014 tour of The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Denmark--the band's fifth overseas tour--drew extremely enthusiastic crowds at house concerts, music clubs, theaters, country & bluegrass festivals. They have twice had the honor of representing the United States as the featured performers at the European World of Bluegrass convention in The Netherlands.

Amy is at home singing various musical styles -- country, folk, bluegrass or western swing--branding each song with soulful sincerity. Her influences are diverse, ranging from old and contemporary cowboy tunes learned out West, to great country artists like Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, and the Everly Brothers, with even a dash of blues influence thrown in--Koko Taylor, Katie Wilson, BB King, and Shemekiah Copeland.


Stillwaters is...

Photo by David Malloy

Roger Williams started playing the resophonic, Dobro style guitar in1963, when he was just a young teenager. Within the first year, he had already debuted with The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover at the Hillbilly Ranch in Boston, Mass. where they had performed for nearly two decades. Since then he has gone on to perform and/or record with many well respected Bluegrass and folk acts on the national and international circuit, including Don Stover,White Mountain Bluegrass, Hazel Dickens, Joe Val, Bill Harrell, Wyatt Rice, Delia Bell & Bill Grant, Southern Rail, Ray Legere, Mark Schatz, Mac Wiseman,The New England Bluegrass Band, Salamander Crossing, Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters, Slavek Hanzlik, Mark Erelli, Hiro Arita and others. Career highlights include twelve overseas tours with various artists, including a performance at the prestigious Dobro Festival in Slovakia, and teaching workshops during Bluegrass Week at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, WV. Roger has recorded two solo projects, 'Fireball' and 'Rt. 2 To Amherst', and two collaborative efforts entitled 'River Of No Return' (with long-time friend and musical associate Ray Legere), and 'Williams Squared' (with son JD Williams). Roger has also been involved in CMH label's 'Pickin' On' series, where different musical genres are interpreted in the bluegrass vein. About Roger, Bluegrass Unlimited magazine has said: "Williams, like all great acoustic slide players, can be mellow and lingering or crisp and jaunty. He's also a very fine singer (with) more than a little of Merle Haggard in voice and emotion."

"Roger Williams is one bad-ass Dobro player."--Jim Chapdelaine, Engineer/Composer/Producer/Guitarist

Photo by Eric Levenson





JD Williams
joins his father Roger Williams as a full time member of Stillwaters on mandolin and guitar. JD grew up steeped in the Williams family tradition, learning multiple instruments at a very early age thanks to his dad's influence. Today he exhibits a youthful style all his own with jazz and blues influences, and the family on-stage chemistry is magic! JD is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, and performs with various ensembles and musicians in the Boston area and New England, including Connecticut songwriter Nathan Day and the high-energy bluegrass-Celtic group Cat and the Moon out of Boston.

Photo by Erin Prawoko

Eric Levenson's bluegrass pedigree is road-tested and solid, having played bass for the estimable Joe Val and the New England Boys for 8 years, during which they toured extensively overseas and in the US, including numerous appearances on Prairie Home Companion on National Public Radio. A recipient of the Boston Bluegrass Union's Heritage award, he has toured and/or recorded with Bill Grant and Delia Bell, Hazel Dickens, Jack Tottle, Jim and Jennie and the Pinetops, Orrin Starr, and Boston City Limits, as well as a previous stint with Stillwaters back in the 90's. As if playing with us is not enough, he keeps busy near his home base in the Boston area by playing in numerous area bands (Boston City Limits and the Charles River Boys) and by anchoring the hugely popular weekly Bluegrass Picking Party at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, MA.

In his alternate life, Eric has pursued an award-winning career as a theatrical set and lighting designer for theater and a scenic artist for motion pictures, and is a recipient of the prestigious Elliot Norton Design Award given annually by Boston theater critics. In addition to having served as a member of the theater staffs of the Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, Wellesley College, Harvard and MIT, he has designed close to 500 shows, including plays and operas (and one circus!), including the WGBH Celtic Sojourn Christmas and St. Patrick's Day shows and 20 years of Revels, a national arts organization with production arms in nine cities across the country, producing community and seasonal celebrations. He has contributed to such movies as Gone Baby Gone, Twenty-One, Underdog, The Departed, Mystic River, The Perfect Storm, Amistad, and Good Will Hunting, among others. Eric brings good cheer and an exuberant energy to each and every show, and we're happy to have him back in the fold.

 

   
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