Cory Williams Music / Bio

A singer songwriter hailing from the Midwest state of Indiana, Cory Williams has always been infatuated with lyrics that made his mind wander. At a young age, he was fascinated with his father’s record collection. Of the extensive musical collection, Cory had a great appreciation for such artists as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Bob Marley to name a few. While the styles of the music varied, the lyrics always made Cory do what he does best- envision ideas about what could be and what’s to come. Move forward to 2004, after a couple years of playing open mics and getting good response from his peers, Cory started booking solo shows. He joined a band which lead him to realize that the raw, down to earth sound of congas, and acoustic bass would flow well with his acoustic sound. Thus, Red Moon was formed in mid 2005. Playing relentlessly and consistently Red Moon had developed a good following with their powerful, acoustic and percussive sound. This fresh sound helped to push the group into the Finals of the Battle of the Bands in Indianapolis in 2006. This became the year Red Moon added another guitarist, and by 2007 a set drummer was added to the mix as well. It was then that the band grew to open up for 15 different national acts, and receive recognition from various promoters and local radio stations. Cory Williams, today, is an Acoustic Indie Folk Rock artist who is vocally reminiscent of a grittier Peter Gabriel and musically influenced by Glen Hansard, David Gray and Dave Matthews. He has shared the stage with Sister Hazel, NEEDTOBREATHE, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Gin Blossoms, TR3 (Tim Reynolds), Shawn Mullins, Carbon Leaf, Jon McGlaughlin, Ingram Hill to name a few.

Cory released his solo debut album "The Outcome" this past June and is already recording his next EP with Producer Chris Kress(engineered/worked with DMB, Rachael Yamagata, OAR) and will be available early 2014.

General Info

Band Members
Cory Williams- Lead Vocal/GuitarAndy Newell-Bass, Nick Mallers-Drums, Ryan Brown-Guitar and Rob Dixon-sax
Artist Name
Cory Williams Music
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Active Since
Folk / Acoustic / Folk Rock

Contact Info

Austin, TX

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