Folk music for the soul.
September 4, 2014 · 9:00pm
Whetherman is the product of 30 year-old singer-songwriter and Midwest native Nicholas Williams, whose Folk-infused Americana music has often acted as a meter for his personal journey through life. His songs are filled with poetry, easy-listening grooves, effervescent melodies and crooning vocals that will lift your spirit and feed your soul. A relentless road warrior, you’ll find him touring throughout the country most of the year, selling albums out of a home on wheels and living the songs he’s created by immersing himself in the beautiful American landscape that many take for granted. On top of this, Williams is the manager, booking agent, publicist, promoter and graphic artist of Whetherman, and he self-funds each album through shows and merchandise sales while on the road.
Since the project began in 2007, Williams has independently written, produced and self-released five full-length albums. “Each release embodies the new places I’ve found inside myself. I have an obsession with traveling to discover new places and revisit old, on top of culturing myself musically with the old and the new” says Williams. His recent manifestation, ‘Streams and Pastures’ (2013) features a six-member band for the first time, all recorded in the Southeast where he has spent most of his time since 2009. The end product is an eclectic array of new sounds that take nothing away from the established singer-songwriter presence, only beautifully adding elements of America’s enriched musical history. The cast of musical friends include: Rachel Murray (Vocals), JP Salvat (Percussion), Alex Hayward (Engineer/Drummer), Adam Mantovani (Upright Bass), Drew Matulich (Mandolin/Fiddle/Guitar) and Eric Brigmond (Keys).
During June of 2014, Whetherman traveled overseas for a five week European Tour in Germany, The Netherlands, France and Spain as “The Whetherman Trio” accompanied by vocalist Rachel Murray and percussionist JP Salvat. Currently, Williams is preparing the sixth full-length album, ‘Seeds for Harvest’, due to release in early 2015, as well embarking on the fourth nationwide tour this fall alongside Rachel Murray.
You can find Whetherman’s music on the Official Whetherman Page, Bandcamp, Daytrotter, and iTunes. Physical purchases can be made on Amazon.com or at live shows, and you can stream Whetherman on Pandora Radio and Spotify.
“Sunny folk that will lift your spirits and feed your soul. At times crooner, other times folk singer, Whethermans voice is just as unique as it is reminiscent of other great vocalists that have come before him.” -IndieMusicReviewer.com (‘IMR’s #12 of 25 on Top 25 Indie Acoustic Artists of 2012’)
“Easy listening, as in an album that covers great and excessive stretches of ground in just twelve songs, but manage to hold your attention entirely…” -FolkHive.com (2013 Review- Streams & Pastures)