Pickathon 2012: Reverend K.M. WilliamsPosted by Aaron Sharpsteen
Reverend K.M. Williams seemed to bring some Texas heat with him when he came to play Pickathon over the weekend. On Saturday he brought the blues to the Galaxy Barn in the afternoon. While his traditional Texas blues were certainly searing and authentic, the real highlight of his performance was the way he handled a classic instrument, known as the diddley bow. While pulling out the contraption, made out of a cigar box, a hand made pickup, and a broomstick, he explained its African origins and how it made its way into blues music. The tone produced by the diddley bow was incredibly fuzzy and rich, and he played it expertly, leaving many of those in attendance feeling close to blessed.