Don Williams

This is a relatively rare sighting of "Gentle Giant" Don Williams, whose laid-back baritone repeatedly carried him to the top of the country charts throughout the 1970s and '80s. Williams's twangy croon on a succession of ballads epitomized the crossover countrypolitan nature of the era, racking up hits like "I'm Just a Country Boy," "I Believe in You," and "Tulsa Time," the last covered later by Eric Clapton. At the height of his popularity Williams started acting as well, mostly in the films of buddy Burt Reynolds. Williams had apparently retired several times, in part due to lingering back problems. But he continues to resurface, here with a full band, undoubtedly to revisit his lengthy string of nuggets. With Trailer Trash.
Thu., Nov. 4, 7 p.m., 2010

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