UVM Lane Series Presents: Yasmin Williams
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join UVM Recital Hall in welcoming Yasmin Williams for a performance on May 3rd from 7:30pm-9:30pm!
A jaw-droppingly talented, self-taught, finger-style acoustic guitarist and composer, Yasmin Williams incorporates body and hand percussion, tapping, and extended techniques on the instrument to create her beautiful and complex music. She is a true virtuoso in her mastery of the guitar and in the ambidextrous and pedidextrous techniques of her own invention, but her playing never sacrifices lyricism, melody, and rhythm for pure demonstration of skill. Her influences range from video games like Guitar Hero, to smooth jazz, to West African griots. Her latest album, Urban Driftwood, has received critical acclaim from numerous major publications including The New York Times, Pitchfork (where she was listed as “25 New and Rising Artists Shaping the Future of Music in 2023”), Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, NPR Music, The Fader, Wall Street Journal, AllMusic, Paste Magazine, and No Depression.