Practice Pays 

"If Williams' guitar picking gets any sharper, we'll have to invent new adjectives," by the Boston Globe, is worse, but it shows that this man deserves all the bad writing that hours spent honing his chops can buy. He grew up on Hot Tuna and Yes albums, and now Williams can cover Pat Metheny and T-Bone Burnett in the same set while referencing T.S. Eliot and Tolkien. I wouldn't be surprised if he has some bizarre and painful picking style, too. See and hear the mighty Brooks Williams at St. Giles Presbyterian Church Friday night at 7:30. 5200 Grove Ave. $8 in advance. $10 at door. 222-4090. — w.m.


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