William Matheny, Ronnie Glenn Williams

William Matheny

Ronnie Glenn Williams

Thu. September 21, 2017

9:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

William Matheny
William Matheny
"Literary rock'n'roller William Matheny has a knack for spinning stories about roach-infested apartments and social anxiety into indie gold."
- NPR's World Cafe

"It's rare to hear a debut album as accomplished as 'Strange Constellations'... a fully formed, honest and believable album littered with musical surprises and with lyrics that cut through the everyday stories they tell. 8/10"
- Americana UK

"The album allows Matheny to present a story through his lyrics while delivering a sound that is the perfect fusion of alt-country, rock, roots and pop…Using his music as a way to tell stories, Matheny has created an album that is intimate yet playful and captivating.”
- Paste

"Instantly likable singer-songwriter rock... 4 stars"
- Country Music Magazine

“Somewhere sonically between Browne, Springsteen, and Ike Reilly, West Virginian William Matheny innovates Americana on his full-length debut, Strange Constellations. He shares a knack with the folksters and country boys of old in that he can sell a story. Beside his seasoned piano chops, Matheny’s work makes a compelling debut.”
- PopMatters

"The more I listen, the better it sounds, and it sounded pretty damn fine the first time. There's a new star in the firmament."
- Folk Radio U.K.

"These constellations are exceptionally bright. 'Living Half to Death' is my new favorite song."
- Larry Groce, host of NPR's Mountain Stage

"The first solo record from an indie hero can be a tough needle to thread, but when that artist is a songwriter as proven as William Matheny there’s no reason for worry. A long time member of Southeast Engine, Matheny has a long track record of layered. lyrically poignant songs and his recent solo record Strange Constellations continues the trend."
- The Wild Honey Pie

“Matheny’s music is a furious blend of alt-country rock with all the storytelling mastery you would expect… All of the insight, grit, and country-rock you could want can be found in Strange Constellations.”
- Impose Magazine

“The album continues in a similar wave-length as Southeast Engine, but Matheny also establishes his own voice with potent lyrics and fired up instrumentals that fuse blistering Southern rock with influences like The Hold Steady and even Bruce Springsteen. In other words, the LP is a fine debut from a promising artist.”
- Glide Magazine

“'Living Half To Death’ is next in line in early 2017’s penchant for loud, lively rock à la Japandroids or Cloud Nothings. The track is disillusioned but very much alive.”
- Magnet Magazine
Ronnie Glenn Williams
Ronnie Glenn Williams
Singer/Songwriter hailing from Wichita, KS
Venue Information:
Barleycorn's
608 E. Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS, 67202
http://barleycornswichita.com/