Tishamingo’s Williams to join Last Waltz Ensemble in Atlanta

A stellar lineup of special guests has made this summer's Last Waltz Ensemble shows must see events in select east coast cities. At Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta, Friday August 3, The Last Waltz features two very special guests – Tishamingo's Cameron Williams and newcomer Justin Brogden.

The Last Waltz Ensemble's core line-up is comprised of Mark Kramer, Kevin Rustchman, Eric Reed, Kris "Jellyroll" Gloer, slide guitar guru Benji Shanks (Captain Soularcat) and Jason Fuller

"I think that 'The Last Waltz' is a rite of passage in everyone's life at some point," says Kris Gloer, the organizer and performer behind The Last Waltz Ensemble: A Concert Celebration of the music and spirit of The Band. 

"You get to a point where you discover it around your late teens or early 20s, and you grow into those songs and find solace in them.  We are able to dig deep into The Band's repertoire, giving the royal treatment not only to standards like "The Weight", "Up on Cripple Creek", and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" but also to some of the group's lesser-known gems," he says.

"We love to play a song like "Cripple Creek" just because of the reaction that people bring to it, and "Caravan" gets pretty heavily requested. But then there are songs like "King Harvest" where we added this real meaty section at the end with an extended guitar solo, or "Get Up Jake" where we put a jam in there and let it breathe alot.  Really we haven't even begun to scratch the surface."