From a press release:
Robin and Linda Williams play Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, Sept. 11
Robin and Linda Williams
Thursday, Sept. 11
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
$20 in advance / $25 at door. Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm, 828-575-2737 (for reservations) Seated concert with limited tables available with dinner reservations. There is also theater- style & balcony seating and standing available on a first come first serve basis.
Regulars on A Prairie Home Companion for more than four decades, Robin & Linda Williams have delighted audiences with a musical style that builds on the bedrock of Country and Appalachian music. Their 22 recordings have earned them legions of devoted fans and the respect of other artists like Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Garrison Keillor, of A Prairie Home Companion, says of Robin and Linda, “they really represent the heart, the core and the soul of our radio show.”
As live performers, they are second to none. Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years, but it is as gifted songwriters that Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor: the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. The list of artists who have covered their original songs include some of the greats of country music, including Tom T. Hall, George Hamilton IV, Tim & Mollie O’Brien, Kathy Mattea and The Seldom Scene.
Robin and Linda Williams epitomized the term “Americana” long before it became a genre label for record companies, media, festivals and venues. Developed at the beginning of the “singer songwriter” craze in the 1970’s, Robin and Linda’s unique style of music is steeped in the traditional music of the Appalachian mountains, the Mississippi Delta, British Isles, Louisiana and Quebec.
They engage audiences with their powerful singing, their gift for capturing moments of universal life in their songs, and a rare personal appeal.