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The Williamsboy (Matthew-Billy Williams) is an American Singer/Songwriter currently based in Riverside, New Jersey. He began his solo music career in the 90's. Beyond his talents as a songwriter, he is also a self taught guitarist, drummer, pianist, harmonicist, bass player, producer, engineer, banjo picker, & vocalist. Williams' brand of music is Heartland American Rock and Roll, with hints of traditional Country music and Folk undertones. Williams finds a home in being unconventional by penning non-genre specific songs in an age where music is defined by classifications and status quo.
" I'm just a guy who writes songs the old fashion way. I feel something, and I write a song about it. I don't get hung up over whether or not it's popular, Its the Art form I choose to express with."
It's in Williams' songs that you will find the musical contrast that separates him from other artists. He writes to connect with the listener, with Williams It's a personal relationship.
"Music makes me happy, I want to share that happiness. We only have one shot at this life, and if through my music I can touch someone else's life then I've used my gift correctly".
His introduction to music started around 8 years old, wrote his first song at 14 and hasn't stopped since. Williams is a Jersey boy, his family moved around a lot. Growing up in towns like Lakehurst, Brick, Silverton, and Absecon. He also lived in Philadelphia, until a tragic fire in 1997. It was this event that made him realize the fragility of life. He moved back to NJ to be with family. He later became a care giver, along with his siblings to their mother as she fought a terminal disease. The next 7 years of which, were hard for Williams and his family, but during this time of hardship he found solice in writing music and did so with ferocity.
" A retrired palm reader in Nashville once told me that I would see success with my music around age 42.. but she couldn't tell me if I would be alive or not. So at least I've got that going for me which is nice"
Williams is not the new, unique, star struck, artist of the day. If that's what you're looking for please accept my most sincerest of apologies... good day sir!