Serious String Power Trio! you saw them in Milheim this summer: Hickory Project's Anthony Hannigan on mando, Cabinet bassist Dylan Skursky, and NYC guitar master Roy Williams.
Dylan Skursky, cool dude from Cabinet.
Anthony Hannigan is one of the fastest mandolin pickers on Earth! He is the 1999 National Mandolin Champion and has been playing bluegrass music from the age of four. Anthony has been involved with many recording projects and major artists for years including Vassar Clements, David Grisman, David Bromberg and Frank Wakefield. He is accomplished on the banjo, guitar, and fiddle as well as the mandolin and is the inspiration and writer of much of the band's original music. Anthony's influences range from Vassar, Van Halen, Monk, Cavage, Pass, Moorse, Prince, Monroe, Parker, Baker and even James Brown. Whether it is creating tunes, or performing with the band, Anthony will leave an impression lasting long after the performance is over.
Roy Williams, an American songwriter, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist, writes music with a curious ear and an open mind. From the classic pop tunes heard on the first cassette Roy ownedThe Beatles "Live at the BBC in 1963"to the incomparable instrumental canon of Django Reinhart, Roy's influences eclipse genre categorization, a trait that is reflected in the adventurous spirit of his own original songs.
After growing up in Clark's Green, Pennsylvania, in a musical house where Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield, and especially The Beatles were religion, Roy began playing gigs in nearby Scranton and soon moved to New York City to perform gypsy jazz with renowned guitarist Stephane Wrembel. Roy worked with Wrembel for four years and toured throughout Central America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he regularly plays out with his mentors and friends Jim Campilongo, Nick Driscoll, and Alex Hargreaves, and leads his own band.
Roy often performs on piano, mandolin, bass, and has known how to play a G chord on guitar since he can remember. He released his debut solo album, Throwing Punches, in February 2015, which features ten original compositions. Roy is currently at work on two upcoming albums: a compilation of instrumental songs by his group Roy Williams and the Human Hands (featuring Alex Hargreaves and Nick Driscoll), and a solo record of rock n roll tunes. All Sales are Final.
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