Keller Williams – Brown Eyed Women (from the Songs of Their Own series)
As part of celebrating 50 years of the Grateful Dead this year, Jambase and Telefunken got 50 different artists to cover 50 different Grateful Dead songs. Most of it is pretty brilliant stuff. This is one of my favorites – Keller Williams covering “Brown Eyed Women”. I’ve seen him do it before, and his version is always super energized, like it is here. Just some awesome acoustic guitar playing. Williams is a unique artist, usually performing by himself with a couple of guitars, a bass, and a laptop, and a lot of loops. He does it very precisely, and it can be pretty incredible. Here he’s stripped down to just him and an acoustic guitar, and Williams’ artistry and commitment to the music shine through.