Whetherman / Press
“Whetherman performing on the award winning Jacksonville news program First Coast Living. ”
“On Magfest 2011: "Friday, the first full day of music, could not have started off on a better note. Whetherman filled the air of the amphitheatre with fun & pure harmonies blanketing Nicholas Williams’ lyrics from the heart. His band, composed of local Jacksonville musicians, is top notch. Each member serves their purpose to the song and nothing more. Whetherman’s music is refreshing in that the songs are created to capture something; not to sound like something. "”
“Whetherman opening for the Wood Brothers: "Early in the evening, local folk phenomenon Whetherman warmed up the December stage with his patented tales of positivity and Midwestern melodic prose. Ably assisted by local songstress Rachel Murray, Whetherman continued his ascent through the consciousness of North Florida's acoustic music community."”
"Since June of 2007, Williams has released four full length albums: “Bull” (2007), “The Great Lull” (2008), “Nooks and Crannies” (2010) and most recently, “Wind in the Trees” (2011). The first two works were under a distribution deal backed by Adorable Records, an independent label based outside of Detroit, MI, which Williams remained signed with until 2009. Williams then chose to be independent, booking all festivals, tour dates, merchandising, managing artwork and continuing to record every album on his own dollar and time."
"From the opening chords of Bull, there is one thing that is more likely than all others to grab the listener's attention, and that is the palpable vocal soul with which Williams delivers his tales. Much like Joss Stone or John Mayer, Williams has the type of voice that belies his age, race, and a host of other superficial factors. What we are left with, then, is an emotive exhibition across the record that never relents. From the longing melancholy of "Moon" to the heart-wrenching "Storm In Seattle," Williams' breathy croons leave the speakers with an abundance of emotion and conviction - the sort that renders his tracks instant classics finished with a true sense of timelessness. Likewise, tracks like "The Dove and the Doctor" prove an ability to accelerate the pulse of the songs, while still maintaining the lovelorn mood so artfully established prior."