Paul Williams, one of the most dynamic and enduring entertainers in bluegrass, has decided to call it a day. Having written a handful of classic songs over his career, which has involved 60 years running the roads, no one is more deserving of a long and restful retirement. It was with The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers that Williams first hit the scene in the early s, playing guitar and sharing his clear tenor voice. A few years later, he was working with Jimmy Martin on mandolin in an iconic collaboration that also included J. After leaving Martin in , Paul devoted his music to spreading his sincere Christian faith.
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As usual, the Mountain View Fall Bluegrass Festival is packed with first rate acts that are sure to keep you entertained. We will keep you informed if any new information becomes available so check back often! Visit Doyle Lawsons Website. He took the surname Williams when he began his musical career in the early s. He was guitarist and lead singer for the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers before replacing Earl Taylor in the Sunny Mountain Boys in , playing mandolin and being featured regularly as a lead singer.
Paul Williams career in bluegrass has spanned seven decades. He is best known for a six-year stretch with Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys but also had a memorable run with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers and more recently fronted his own band, the Victory Trio. As a songwriter, he has over songs to his credit. Born in Wytheville, Virginia, in , Paul received a mandolin from his father before he was ten and was soon making music with a distant cousin, Jimmy Williams. Although Paul was born with the last name of Humphrey, he adopted the stage name of Williams so that he and Jimmy could be billed as the Williams Brothers.