2021 SAM AWARD WINNER!
Cal Williams Jr has just won the South Australian Music Awards Best Roots & Blues Artist People’s Choice Award 2021. Many Thanks to SA Music for this recognition.
Cal Williams Jr
Multi-award winning Blues singer/songwriter, Cal Williams Jr, combines the gentle fingerpicking of British Folk with the raw intensity of Delta Slide Blues to create a sound that is both intricate and powerful. Blues Blast Magazine, USA, said “Cal Williams Jr’s guitar work is impeccable under his gorgeous voice. A marvellous quilt of tones and textures from this masterful player” and Rhythms magazine said that “Cal’s gentle high tenor voice, delicate fingerpicking and snaky bottleneck fretwork evoke the sound of Mississippi John Hurt in his exceptional guitar playing”. Cal was recently awarded the ARBA Best Blues Soloist Award and was voted in the Top 3 Best Blues Guitarists for the Derringers Music Awards.
Cal has performed with:
Jeff Lang, Chris Finnen, Ben Kweller, C.W. Stoneking, Billy Bragg, KT Tunstall, Martin Simpson, Shawn Mullins, Robert Randolph & The Audreys.
Cal has won the following awards:
‘2014 ARBA Best Blues Soloist Award’ – ARBA Australia
‘Best Australian Blues Album’ – Blues Underground, USA
‘SA Blues Album of the Year’ – SA Roots and Blues
‘South Australian Songwriter of the Year’ – SCALA
Cal has performed live-to-air on :
BBC Raw Talent, BBC Radio Cleveland, BBC Radio York, Fresh Air FM, BBC Radio Lancashire, Channel 7, Triple J, ABC Radio, Radio Adelaide and Three D Radio and has made television appearances on ABC Stateline, Channel 7, Channel 31, SBS and Behind The News (BTN).
U.K. Festival Performances:
Musicport World Music Festival
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Leeds In The City Festival
Beverley and East Riding Folk Festival