Ozzie Williams

Due to Covid 19 concerns we are cancelling all our dates for 2020. Hopefully 2021 will look better for us all! See you next year.

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Ozzie Williams 

   Ozzie Williams is a tribute to the classic sounds that came out of the Stax, Motown, and Muscle Shoals studios in the early 60's. Artists like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Eddie Floyd, Stevie Wonder and others created lasting Rhythm and Blues and Soul music that is still popular today.
Fronted by Vocalist/Percussionist Ozzie Williams, and backed by a 4 piece band, RRB keeps the classic sounds of Soul, Reggae, and Rhythm and Blues alive with their performances. RRB stands for Roots, Rhythm, and Blues. Backed up by veteran musicians Marcus Childs, Dan Wallack, Ray Moore, and Gary Johnson, Ozzie Williams will take you on a musical journey from Memphis Tennessee, to Sheffield Alabama, to Detroit Michigan, to Chicago Illinois, to the Mississippi Delta to Jamaica and back.

 " Musical harmony is a universal form of emotional stimulation within all living beings it is best when expressed through rhythm movement and the sound of your soul" - Ozzie Williams

Ozzie Williams, the band’s lead vocalist and percussionist was brought up in a very talented family where music and art and education were very important. Ozzie grew up listening to classic Soul, Reggae, and Rhythm and blues as a kid. His siblings went on to be Major Artist and Music Artists such as Blues performer Taj Mahal and also his sister Carol Fredericks who went on to be a famous singer in Paris France. Ozzie, who remembers going to see Taj and hearing him playing the old blues masters on guitar, has performed with Taj on two major European/US tours and also played on a major recording for the Sony record label.  Ozzie has also fronted other bands like Ozzie Williams and the Marion Street Band and played with various local bands which include “Lip Service”, “New Breed”, “Lots of Papa”, and “Joe Tex.

“My musical taste?” Ozzie muses. “Hmm. How about wide and deep and eclectic.”

For two years in the 1980s, Ozzie played drums in Taj’s band.
“I saw a lot of the world,” Ozzie says. “It was fun being with my brother. But life on the road isn’t as much fun as the romantic notion of it. My brother amazes me. I wanted more conventional life. But one that included music."

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Due to Covid 19 concerns we are cancelling all our dates for the rest of 2020. Hopefully 2021 will look better for us all! See you next year.