|"Before there was the outer music, there was the inner music. Hearing that music and writing it down is my way of opening myself to Spirit. Facing a problem or some pain, I reach into my heart and something comes forth beyond anything I alone could have imagined. Thats the special gift I receive from writing.
Im a storyteller and a story-listener by nature, and stories are what youll find in my songs. Theyre the stories of the journey, from my own life and the lives of those who have touched me."
-Excerpted from an interview/article with Becky Williams by Richard Ridington
Becky Williams is a Boston
area singer/songwriter with a wide range of performing
experience. She has been a featured or opening performer at many
of the region’s finest folk clubs, including Boston’s premier folk
venue, Club Passim, the South Shore Folk Music Club, the
Colonial Inn Coffeehouse, and the Acoustic Cafe, along with many
performances have brought her to convention center stages in
Anaheim, Washington DC, Chicago, Paris, Brisbane, Den Hague as
well as others.
Raised in Ohio, Becky
eventually settled in the Boston area to pursue her love of
writing and to perform her original music. Her inspiring lyrics
and melodies carry a message that soothes the heart and uplifts
the spirit. Letter after letter from listeners across the country
attest to the healing and joyous effect of Becky’s music and how
she has touched their lives and their hearts with her music.
Becky is now performing her
“Song-telling” program entitled,“The
at Yoga centers, churches
and New Age Venues across the country. In this moving program,
she weaves her short stories and songs together to explore our
shared human experiences. Her songs, and the accompanying
stories she shares, speak of the trials and joys of living an
ordinary life filled with extraordinary wonder and meaning. Her
engaging performances weave a continuous story, bringing the
audience along on a wondrous journey home to the heart. Becky is often accompanied by the beautiful sounds of acoustic
lead guitarist, Mark Francis.
Becky released her first
CD, Dancing in
the Mystery, in
late 1996, with 10 original songs featuring such local talent as
the late Johnny Cunningham on fiddle and a guest appearance by
Grammy-Award winner Fred Lipsius on saxophone. Her latest
was co-produced and arranged by renowned singer/songwriter Ferron.
Recorded at one of the premier Boston area studios, it also
features an A-list of talented musicians, including Jamie
Sieber on cello, Mike Levesque on drums, and Seth Connelly, Mark
Francis, and Shelley Jennings on guitar leads.