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Arts and Entertainment

March 7, 2014

Blues guitarist to take stage at 6OTS

Roots ‘n’ Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Brooks Williams will return to 6 On The Square at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. For more than 25 years, Williams has been performing in venues from Belfast to Boston, London to Austin, Toronto to Istanbul, with his acoustic and resonator slide guitars. 

Williams has a 19 CDs to his name, including “Baby O!,” released in 2010, just before his last 6OTS performance. Williams’ latest, released in 2012 is, “State Of The Union,” a collaboration with English songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine. 

In recent years, he has made his home in Cambridge, in the U.K., and has dedicated a portion of each year to leading workshops on blues and Americana guitar, as well as working on special projects focused on the folk arts. 

Tickets are available at the pre-show discounted price of $18, plus $2 service charge,, or $20 at the door. Ticket price for students younger than 8 is $2, but reservations must be placed. 

The exhibit of photography by Oxford artist Dan Tefft will be on display. Following that exhibit will be the art of Katie Thomas, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. March 19.

In addition, tickets are on sale for two 6OTS raffles. One is for an Autographed Quilt, signed by a year’s worth of 6OTS performers. Musicians will continue to autograph the quilt until the drawing. These tickets are $2 each or an arm’s length for $20.

The next “Open Mic Night” is March 20 (and every third Thursday of each month), at 7:30 p.m.  Future performances include Ronny Cox on March 21 and Moors and McComber on April 5, both at 7:30 p.m. Doors open one before to show time. A coffee tasting fundraiser will be from 2 to 4 p.m. March 30. For more information, call 843-OTS6 or visit www.6onthesquare.org.

6 On The Square Inc., a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community music and arts venue, is at 6 Lafayette Park in downtown Oxford.

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