Hayward Williams (by way of Peter Mulvey)

I almost forgot what led me to Hayward Williams. But it came to me reading his bio. His new record Trenchfoot was produced by yesterdays featured artist Peter Mulvey. And he’s got glowing reviews by none other than fellow Wisconsin native and Songs:Illinois favorite Jeffrey Foucault and the usually very sarcastic newspaper The Onion.

For a guy of twenty something these songs and this voice are astounding. Peter Mulvey puts it best when he says that “he has already written a few songs that any self respecting songwriter would give an arm to have done.” Buy Trenchfoot here.

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4 Responses to “Hayward Williams (by way of Peter Mulvey)”

  1. Lizzy says:

    you’re right. hes got a great voice

  2. Satisfied '75 says:

    nice. new to me

  3. fusion says:

    Oh, wow. I imagine i’ll have this song on repeat for a while. :)

    Also, I’m glad I found a syndicated account on LiveJournal (songsillinois) for your blog. Now I don’t have to check back so often to see if you’ve made new posts. :)

  4. ralph says:

    HW. is cool. I’ve caught him at the House of Guinness in Waukesha, Wi several times. He is as engaging in person as his tunes are. He sits and runs through his songs to a more or less oblivious college audience of talkers. (typical Milwaukee audience)

    But people that want to listen sit up close and get to enjoy his dry wit that is beyond his years.