Originally from New York, but calling Nashville his hometown for almost twenty years, Christopher Williams is a builder of songs, stories, and moments – offering lyrics that are honest and confessional, yet never over bearing; and performances that engage audiences with an appealing mix of intense passion and humor.
His job title is singer-songwriter, but after 27 years of full time touring and sharing his music all over the world, Christopher views his vocation more as a builder; of people, community, sets of music, and even his own home. Whether it’s an unplugged living room house concert or playing in front of thousands, Christopher loves to gather people together and create an intimate environment that encourages and challenges the listener to engage in their own story. Williams has shared the stage with songwriter luminaries Matt Maher, Drew and Ellie Holcomb, Jars of Clay, David Wilcox, Arlo Guthrie and Phil Keaggy, among many others. He has released twelve albums and his newest release, We Will Remember, is a project commissioned by Vanderbilt Divinity professor and friend Jaco Hamman, where Williams wrote twelve songs to accompany Hamman’s book entitled ‘The Millennial Narrative,’ an encouraging call to churches and pastoral leaders as they step into themes of loss and lament and community inspired by the old Testament Book of Joel; an incredibly timely collection of songs during this season our world is living through. WWR is a beautiful follow-up to his eleventh album GATHER, which also highlights songs that speak directly into the chaotic days and our need to slow down, remember the value of face to face conversation and again, the importance of community in pushing back on an ever pervading fear.
“In his own quiet way, Williams forces the listener to slow down and really listen. And in a very loud and fast world, that’s long overdue.” Grand Rapids Press
“In Williams’ hands, a guitar doubles as a percussion instrument, delivering a sound that is strong, deliberate, and full-band sounding…flawlessly delivered with a mesmerizing clarity and fullness.” Northeast Performer