Cal Williams Jr

Cal Williams Jr

 Adelaide, South Australia, AUS

Cal Williams Jr's music is a beautiful blend of early delta blues and 1960's British fingerpicked folk. At times both haunting and uplifting, Cal's virtuoso guitar work takes the listener on an exciting musical journey. Cal continues to captivate new fans in his performances in Europe and Australia.


'SA Blues Album of the Year' winner and three times 'South Australian Songwriter of the Year’ Cal Williams Jr has recently been invited to perform at the prestigious ‘Adelaide International Guitar Festival 2010'.
"Cal Williams Jr. is one of Australia’s finest slide blues guitarists"-Hipnote, Australia

Cal Williams Jr. has performed in Europe and Australia with a variety of outstanding artists such as Ben Kweller, Billy Bragg, KT Tunstall, Martin Simpson, C.W Stoneking and Shawn Mullins and has performed at a variety of leading U.K. venues and festivals including:
Leeds In-The-City Festival
The Famous Spiegeltent
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Beverley and East Riding Festival
H2004 and H2005 Scarborough Beached Festival
Musicport World Music Festival
Baysound Festival
St. Ives September Fringe.

Since returning to Australia, Cal Williams Jr. has played at:
Adelaide International Guitar Festival 2008 and 2010
Juke Joint Blues Festival
Semaphore Music Festival
Port Festival
Summer Cherry Festival
Radio Adelaide Live Music Festival
Sea and Vines Festival
Crush Festival
Rock the Vote

Cal has also performed live-to-airs on BBC Raw Talent, BBC Radio Cleveland, BBC Radio York, Fresh Air FM and BBC Radio Lancashire in the UK and Channel 7, Triple J, ABC Radio, Radio Adelaide and Three D Radio in Australia.
Cal has also been featured in Adelaide Magazine, Adelaide Matters and on Channel 31.

A Selection of Reviews for Cal Williams Jr

“From the moment you hear the slide guitar time stands still. Completely mesmerizing and wonderfully soulful, Cal’s music gets into your very core and you are at it’s mercy until the very last note” – Rock the Vote, Australia

“A brilliant exhibition of slide guitar. Intense and very accurate slide guitar madness” – Whisperin’ and Hollerin’, UK

“Richly evocative, conjuring visions of strange, spacious and shadowy landscapes“ – SA Roots and Blues, Australia

“Cal’s laid back vocal delivery and gorgeous acoustic guitar envelop you and pull you into his musical world” – Blues Underground, USA

"Crisp, clean and haunting. Cal’s slide slashes so sharp you could almost cut yourself on it” – Byron Bay Fm, Australia

"This is acoustic blues played by an expert" - Melbourne Blues Society, Australia

Contact Cal Williams Jr through www.calwilliams or
Geetar Records and Publishing
PO Box 630
Goodwood, SA, 5034


'Sun' - Released October 2010

'All That I Learned From The Sea' - Released August 2010

'Morning Star' - Released March 2009
awarded 'SA Blues Album of the Year' by SA Roots and Blues
and 'Best Australian Blues Album' by Blues Underground USA