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Friday, January 6, 2012

Robin & Linda Williams Concert LIVE on WTJU

LIVE From Jefferson Theater on WTJU
Friday, January 6, 2012 ● 8-9 pm (est)

WTJU is delighted to announce we will be broadcasting the first set of Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group's concert from Jefferson Theater LIVE this January.  In addition to airing the first set of the concert, we will also be giving away tickets for the concert to 10 lucky listeners, which will include a Meet & Greet with Robin and Linda before the concert.

For three decades now, Red House Records recording artists Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism."  Today some might call it "Americana," but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format.  As live performers they are second to none.  Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years.  They have also gained widespread national prominence on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," as one half of The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, as well as performing in their own right.

But as gifted songwriters, Robin and Linda have earned an even more rare honor—the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers.  The list of artists who have covered their original songs include some of the greats of country music, names like Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea and Mary Black. It is no wonder that their writing has garnered rave reviews from the likes of Billboard, USA Today and The Washington Post.

Submitted by Peter Jones, WTJU Folk

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