The Williamson Brothers
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Adam & Blake Williamson have been playing music together since they were kids. They play bass and drums and tour heavily as part of Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires. They played in local Birmingham bands Vesper and Black Willis
Will Griffith, known musically as The Great Dying, is a Mississippi Delta born, country singer-songwriter residing in Oxford, MS. Although Will doesn’t see his dark country musings as directly blues influenced. "I want people to celebrate sad music because of its beauty. Sad songs help you laugh at your own sadness. They are meant to help you keep going,” says Griffith. Punk rock felt like Will’s blues. It was devoid phoniness and commercialism that drove tourism in the area surrounding his hometown of Cleveland, MS.
Will’s first Great Dying LP, Bloody Noses & Roses (2018) was put out by Dial Back Sound, a production company and label located in Water Valley, MS. Netherlands music source Written In Music called it an “Intense and impressive debut.” The album was produced by Bronson Tew and Matt Patton (Drive By Truckers, Dexateens). Touring so far has included a smattering of smaller solo appearances in California, and several two to three week runs in the Southeast as a duo of Griffith and guitarist Craig Pratt. Griffith and Pratt plan to tour most of November 2019 playing first dates in New York, New England and Ontario. Recently, Will recorded a new song "Writing a Song in Blue Ink" in tribute to musician, singer and poet David Berman (of Silver Jews and Purple Mountains ) who passed, August 2019. All proceeds from the digital sales of this single will be donated to Nuçi’s Space, an org whose mission is to prevent suicide, focuses on musicians.