Oct
11
Oct 12

Rockwood Music Hall stage 1

The Human Hands perform original instrumental music featuring John Shannon on guitar and special guests.

May
27
9:00 pm21:00

Traditional Gypsy Swing with The Human Hands

  • Quicks Hole Tavern

In this second performance at Quicks Hole we will play my music along with the music of Django Reinhardt.  We will play Django's compositions and show the influence into my music along with all the other guitar oriented music that followed.  

May
26
8:00 pm20:00

The Human Hands in Cambridge at Outpost 186

  • Outpost 186

This is our bands debut in Boston and really looking forward to it.  The show will feature Alex Hargreaves on fiddle, Jeff picker on Bass and Nick Anderson on drums.  Outpost 186 is a great listening room and we are happy to be headed there.

May
25
9:00 pm21:00

Western Swing with The Human Hands at Woods Hole Music Series

  • Quicks Hole Tavern

Mondays performance will be the first of two shows at the Quicks Hole Tavern.  During this performance we will play my music as well as the music of Bob Wills, Spade Cooley and Jimmy Bryant.  The show will link the influence of Western Swing into my music and make for a great night.

May
19
11:00 am11:00

The Human Hands at Rockwood Music Hall May 19th

  • Rockwood Music Hall

My band is Playing Rockwood 3  after Michael Daves does his bluegrass jam.  That nights featured Hands will include Jeff Picker, Josh Pinkham, Alex Hargreaves, and John Shannon.  This will be an all string ensemble and I'm really looking forward to it!

May
14
8:00 pm20:00

The Human Hands at Bar Lunatico

  • Bar Lunatico

Bar Lunatico is a wonderful new music venue of the A train in Bed Stuy.  This show starts a residency that will last indefinetly every Thursday at 8pm.  Every week we will be playing my music and featuring new soloists as we go.

Apr
13
Apr 14

The Human Hands at Rockwood Music Hall

  • Rockwood Music Hall

This will be my debut show at Rockwood Music Hall some come on out.  It's going to be an amazing guitar hang!  Starting at 9pm is Tony Scherr.  In addition to being Bill Frizell's longtime bassist, Tony is one of the most spirited electric players you will hear.  Then at 10pm is Jim Campilongo.  Jim is absolutely my favorite living guitarist and his trio is out of control good.  That night The Human Hands set at 11pm will feature Alex Hargreaves on fiddle, Dave Speranza on bass, and Nick Anderson on drums.

Apr
3
7:30 pm19:30

Roy Williams and The Human Hands

  • Bar Lunatico

Bar LunAtico is a great new venue in the Crown Heights and Bed Stuy area just a couple steps from the A and C train.  The bar encourages a listening atmosphere and this lineup will feature some of the best players in NYC to listen too.  In my new project, The Human Hands we play all of the music from the album "Throwing Punches" along with many other songs of mine.  I am also joined by Scott Colberg on Bass and Nick Anderson on drums.  

Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

City Winery presents Roy Williams and Dave Speranza duo Concert

  • City Winery

This is a first time ever duo concert for myself and NYC bassist Dave Speranza.  We will be playing one set of all of the music from my new record along with songs I've written since.  City Winery is one of the best venues in NYC that is set up for concerts and a listening setting.  This will be a first, and very unique event in my musical history. Find more information on tickets at www.citywinery.com

Mar
31
10:00 pm22:00

The Human Hands at The Living Room

  • The Living Room

This show will be with my band The Human Hands, we will be performing all of my music including songs from the album Throwing Punches.  At this show we will feature Nick Driscoll on clarinet and Soprano saxophone.  Nick recorded on my album and I believe he is one of the greatest improvisational musicians in the world.  Also joining us will be Nick Anderson on drums and Scott Colberg on bass.  This will be quite a show to see at a great listening room style venue in the center of Williamsburg.  

Mar
7
4:00 pm16:00

Roy Williams, Dave Speranza and Dominick Leslie

  • the shanty

Every Saturday I play with a different trio at this gin distillery.  We play my music along with showcasing whoever that weeks guest is.  This week we feature Dominick Leslie, one of the best mandolin players in the bluegrass and acoustic swing scene.  In between sets the Shanty offers free tours and its happy hour prices.