The Progressive Underground

Grammy nominated artist BRANDON WILLIAMS to be profiled on the Progressive Underground, Sun, Nov 3

The Progressive Underground will feature Grammy-nominated producer/multi-instrumentalist Brandon Williams, this Sunday, November 3, 8-11pm EST.

Williams will talk about his music influences, his debut album "XII" and the ensemble cast of characters that will be featured on his upcoming release.

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Detroit bred Brandon 'B.' Williams’ life has always included music in some capacity, first as a listener, then as a musician, and ultimately as a producer. He is a musical architect that is quickly making his name and stake as a front-runner in the music industry.

On the music scene since he was 12, his career trajectory has been astonishing. A direct protégé of Grammy and Billboard super producer Michael J. Powell, Williams is a multiple threat showing dexterity in production, composition, engineering, and a studio wizard.

A multi-instrumentalist, Williams is also one of Detroit’s premier percussionists/drummers and has been known as one of the region’s “go-to” musicians because of his versatility and “Prince-like” ability to play numerous instruments.

In 2009, he collaborated with Vickie Winans on “How I Got Over” the album was nominated for 9 Stellar Awards (winning one) and a Grammy Award. In 2010 “How I Got Over” was nominated for a NAACP Image Award.

As a producer, Williams has lent his hand to such artists as; Janet Jackson, Pharoahe Monch, Bobby Creekwater, Vickie Winans, Jadakiss, Lin Rountree, Anita Baker, Jay Electronica, Jeymes Samuel, Ryan Leslie, and Amp Fiddler. In 2011 his music was featured in the AT&T “Swag/FLY ERRR” commercial.

Williams is a taste and hit-maker with an undeniable track record. As an artist, he has performed and toured alongside some of the industry's finest including: Talib Kweli, Morris Day and The Time, Kim Burrell, Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, The Isley Brothers, George Duke, The Last Poets, Musiq Soulchild, Geno Young, Jaguar Wright, Kelis, Gene Dunlap, Sy Smith, Zo!, Joe Sample, Norman Brown, Wyclef, Raheem DeVaughn, Martha Reeves and Jonathan Butler just to name a few.

Along with national tours, Williams has also graced the stages of many of Detroit's premier venues and clubs including; The Fox Theatre, Chene Park, Freedom Hill, Detroit Opera House, Hart Plaza, The Music Hall, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, The Key Club, and Bert’s Jazz Marketplace.

Brandon heads up the B. Williams experience an interchangeable roster of emerging and talented artists who capture the imagination of music lovers of all genres.

Williams is one of the leaders of a new school artists with throw-back sensibilities that echo the rich history of Detroit’s music past, but with forward-thinking concepts that ensure that its future is in good hands.

The Progressive Underground bumps the best in techno, electronica, future soul, nu-jazz, break beat, b-sides and rare groove with ALL music HAND-PICKED and CURATED by writer/producer/media personality/host Chris Campbell aka DJ Cambeaux.