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Whetherman is the moniker of independent singer-songwriter Nicholas Williams, who has released five full-length albums of effervescent melody-filled folk tales since it's inception in 2007, with a highly anticipated sixth record, 'Seeds for Harvest' set to release this coming April. Growing up in the Midwest, his surroundings have created songs filled with personal truth, awareness of nature, poetic earnest vocals and easy-listening grooves that will lift your spirits and feed your soul, akin to the likes of Ray Lamontagne or some of Van Morrison's early recordings. The Whetherman project is completely DIY under Williams' direction, taking a contemporary grassroots approach to reach those willing to listen through word of mouth and constantly being on the road, living the songs he's created by immersing himself in the beautiful American landscape that many take for granted.
"Each release embodies the new places I've found inside myself. I have an obsession with traveling to discover new places and revisit old, on top of culturing myself musically" says Williams. His last manifestation, 'Streams and Pastures' (2013) featured a six-member band for the first time, recorded in the Southeast where he has spent most of his time since 2009. The end product is an eclectic array of new sound that takes nothing away from the established singer-songwriter presence, only beautifully adding elements of America's enriched musical history. The cast includes: Rachel Murray (Vocals), JP Salvat (Percussion), Alex Hayward (Engineer/Drummer), Adam Mantovani (Upright Bass), Drew Matulich (Mandolin/Fiddle/Guitar) and Eric Brigmond (Keys).
Under Whetherman, Williams has opened for acclaimed acts such as: The Wailers, The Wood Brothers, Howie Day, Donavon Frankenreiter, Anders Osbourne, Town Mountain, Brendan James and Zach Deputy. In the US, he's toured over 40 states annually since 2011, while performing over 150 shows, this April he'll set sail on the nationwide 'Seeds' Tour supporting his new album. During June of 2014, Williams took the tales overseas with The Whetherman Trio, alongside Rachel Murray and JP Salvat, to perform in Germany, France and Spain. In May of 2015, Williams will be embarking on a month-long solo UK Tour that hits England, Ireland and Scotland. Currently, Williams is taking time off from the road to track his sixth full-length album, 'Seeds for Harvest', due to release April 30th, 2015,
You can find Whetherman's music on the Official Whetherman Page, Bandcamp, Daytrotter, Amazon and iTunes. You can stream his music on Pandora Radio and Spotify.