Forget everything you thought you knew about how to play the guitar. Yasmin Williams has something new to show you. At just 24 years old, Williams is forging a thrillingly inventive approach to the acoustic guitar and receiving ample praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, NPR Music, and Pitchfork along the way.
Often playing with her guitar laying horizontally across her lap, Williams incorporates intricate fingerstyle, percussive foot tapping, and multi-instrumental dexterity in a mind-boggling combination. You can’t help but ask yourself: how are all of these sounds made by just one musician playing in real time?
UpStage is an intimate, cabaret-style setting on the Phillips Center Mainstage. The 7:00 p.m. seatings include heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar; 9:00 p.m. seatings include desserts and cash bar.