Woonsocket's Kevin Williams and his band, The Invisible Orphans, will play live on PBS March 4 at 7:30 p.m. on Rhode Island PBS during a night of legendary and local stars orbiting the rock, rhythm & blues galaxy.
The evening, which will support PBS's fundraising effort, opens with Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughn – In Session. In 1983, when legendary blues guitarist Albert King, age 60, was joined by his disciple Stevie Ray Vaughan, age 29, on a Canadian soundstage for the live music TV series “In Session,” magic took place.
Williams and The Invisble Orphans will perform after, at about 8:45 p.m.
Then, it's musical mayhem in The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. The legendary concert extravaganza marked the last performance of the original line-up of “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”
The Invisible Orphans started as a live outlet for Kevin Williams’ solo album, “Hollywood Endings” that featured warm vocals, hook-laden tunes, and tasty guitar licks. It was this solo debut that earned Williams a nod from Uber Pro Audio calling him, “Rhode Island’s best kept secret,” in 2010. After a few months of playing together, it soon became clear that this power trio clearly had a mind—and a sound—of its own.
Williams, retaining the role of primary song writer, started churning out classic sounding blues originals like, “Bourbon by the Bedside,” and “Trust Me, Baby” while retaining the pop sensibility and rock and roll spirit of some of the earliest songs The Invisible Orphans performed like, “Please Ms. Fury,” an innuendo filled, hook laden blues-rock song reminiscent of Cream-meets-Tom Petty and “Dawn,” a fun, rocking, familiar 12 bar tune, the blues original The Invisible Orphans debuted during their live premiere at the Blackstone in 2009.
Laying down the rhythmic canvas behind Williams is the dynamic duo of Attleboro native and jazz/funk/R&B bass guru Ron Pacheco, Jr. and Adam “the Swiss Watch” Chamberlain on the Drums. Hard at work on their debut release of "Bourbon by her Bedside," (due out Summer 2013).