The Blues Room, 1 October 2014
This week in The Blues Room Darcy Perry interviews blues rocker John Williams. Beginning his career at an early age in New Zealand, John made his mark here and in Australia with Larry's Rebels, The Rebels and King Harvest. He has also been the guitarist for The Platters, Roy Orbison and John Rowles, as well as touring with The Yardbirds, Tom Jones, Eric Burdon, The Walker Bros, Roy Orbison, The Animals, The Easybeats and the one and only Jimmy Page. John Williams is the only guitarist ever to fill in live on stage for the guitar legend.
Currently playing with his bands Double Shot of Blues and Retro Boys, Williams is known for his jaw-dropping guitar licks, scorching slide-guitar and rocking powerhouse style of blues.
Darcy plays some tracks from John's latest CD/DVD, 12 Bars of Live Blues. Darcy gave away a free copy on air, congratulations Will Adams!
1. Down By The Riverside - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
2. Talk About The Blues - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
3. Love Bandit - Pee Wee Crayton
4. Red House - John Williams & Double Shot Blues Band
5. Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
Interview with John Williams
6. Highway 31 - John Williams Double Shot Blues Band
7. Move On Up A Little Higher - Mahalia Jackson
8. Heartbreak Road - Bill Withers