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The best kept secret in music


(excerpt by Alison Maddux)

From her birthplace of Daytona Beach to her new home (as of last year) in South Carolina and everywhere in between, Cris Williams is making a name for herself as a soulful, versatile musician who loves and lives her music.

Whether she's playing for a private audience of two or a much larger crowd of 200 makes no difference to Cris. To her, playing music is "the greatest feeling in the world. Each song takes on a life of its own and carries you."

May 2005

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Some of Gainesville's most popular bands, such as Jabberwocky, One Day Old, Cris Williams and Starsixtynine, will be hitting these stages in hopes that one of the promoters, managers or booking agents attending the conference will like what they see.

Thursday, January 29, 2004 - Independent Florida Alligator


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...ON THE INSIDE (2004)



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High energy yet down-to-earth, Cris Williams infuses her music with funk, folk and rock to render a style that is entertaining and personal. Her vocals are Sarah McLachlan meets Evanescence, yet her voice is distinctive. Whether you listen to the music or you love captivating lyrics, Cris has something to offer.

She perfected her live performance playing in local bars and touring on the weekends during college at the University of Florida. Her music and personality grew and changed through these experiences and close friendships. After graduating from the College of Journalism and Communications, she dedicated her time to traveling and sharing her art with other people.

Vivid, accessible, and fiercely introspective, Cris has made the transition from solo acoustic guitar and vocals to touring with a full-band to playing as part of an acoustic duo with lively arrangements to move any audience. She loves the warmth that acoustic guitar lends to her live performance. Honest and funny live shows make you feel like you’re in her living room for a personal, exciting concert.

Her latest project, “...on the inside,” rings with instinctive melodies and words written with poetic twists of intimate acoustic style. The driven, independent songs beg the question how did she just sing what I've been thinking?

The Gainesville, Florida-based “songstress” hails from the same fertile music scene that gave the world Tom Petty, Sister Hazel, Less Than Jake and other nationally acclaimed bands, and she matured in her hometown by performing in a variety of venues. The Independent Florida Alligator newspaper listed Cris Williams as one of Gainesville’s most popular bands, but her friends know her as someone who loves to perform her songs, explore the world, and meet new people.

About performing and writing she said,

“I write to entertain and enlighten. I write about life as seen through the cloudy lens of my own experience. Music is the bright light that pierced through all the dark places I’ve been. Music is a universal thread that ties human beings together: we dance, we cry, we laugh out loud.”