scott william is a singer/songwriter based in chicago. his new album, out this month, is called 'next time i leave'. it's personal folk music in the gritty troubadour tradition, using rootsy, rambling instrumentation to tell melancholy stories of love and distance. true to the album title, the theme of departure is a heavy presence.
there is a deep gravel to scott's voice that goes with the fluid banjo, rippling mandolin runs, and moaning harmonica of the more maximally produced songs and that stands alone in the stripped down ones.
get it here.