New Orleans based Punk Empress of African Rock, Cole Williams is intentionally bridging the gap of pop and live music with the release of her 6th studio album, Believe. Since relocating from Brooklyn, NY to New Orleans from Brooklyn, NY in 2015, Williams has solidified her renaissance of creativity, through her authentic, gut-wrenching performances, iconic fashion sense and hosting her curated New Orleans Music Show on WWOZ, Cole has evolved into the true priestess of music.
2017 saw Williams and her band release a powerful rendition of the Sam Cooke classic, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” which Glide Magazine called a “simmering, heartfelt take that hits you hard with a wave of emotion.” Williams also released a fresh new single “Free,” which Huffington Post called “[a] soulful and rhythmic slow burner of a song that encapsulates the powerhouse vocals of Williams and her empowering lyrical stance.”
Over the course of her career, Cole has provided vocals and percussion on Curry Chicken (Joey Bada$$), Ray Charles (Chiddy Bang, Beats By The Pound, and for Aloe Blac, Little Jackie, Diane Birch, Somi, Kaissa, Dana Fuchs, Neurotic Drum Band, Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam, Pimps Of Joytime, Holy Warriors (Harold Brown, Bill Summers, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes), and commercial/tv recordings for CoverGirl, JCPenney, Suave, Smash and Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami. Cole’s live performance highlights include the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Bayou Boogaloo Festival, French Quarter Festival, Freret Street Festival and the Blue Note NYC to name a few. Williams and her band have also opened for India Arie, Emily King, Ozomatli, The Wild Magnolias, Corey Henry and Treme Funktet, and Lauryn Hill.
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Songs: $500.00 / Videos: $650.00