|Sunday 16 November 2014 @ 02:00pm : -
"It''s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ''n roll. We''re just wandering around the mazes in the middle, looking in all the corners."
Dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful yet gritty, neo-traditional Americana wrapper. Doug and Telisha, now residing in the new Bohemian Mecca of East Nashville, write songs about a place where old time religion, superstition, run down bars, gravel parking lots and boarded up factories all mingle together.
The last few years have been all about change and evolution for Doug and Telisha. They left their home in Virginia, spent a year as homeless troubadours, and finally settled in East Nashville just over a year ago. Since then, they’ve become a central part of their new Community. They co-host the weekly songwriting group called the East Nashville Song Salon, they host a weekly radio show on East Nashville Radio called Whiskey Wednesdays, and if you''re wandering around on the east side of the Cumberland you can expect to see, hear or hang with them at The Family Wash and other local spots. That is, if they''re not on the road - they still manage to average over 100 dates a year, bringing a burning energy to every show they play. They mean it. They live it. Then they get on stage and rip the shit out of it. Under the production mastery of Ray Kennedy, their record, Things That Used To Shine, came out in the summer of 2013.
“...Every now and again you run across something that just knocks your socks off. This was one of those times... it all combines to obtain near perfection... Can anyone say, “oh hell yeah!”? ~ Rod Ames, No Depression
“I love to hear artists developing from record to record/show to show, and the growth of Doug & Telisha Williams is here ... Old-time, pre-70’s country, mountain & honky-tonk road house music all blended together into their own whiskey - open the jar and have a pull! The steel playing of Lloyd Maines makes this an absolute classic." ~ Darrell Scott
“...You’re immediately part of that world with each performance, transported to a side porch where you can share a little gossip, a little sweet tea and scandal..." ~ Kay Landry, Ashland Coffee & Tea