Thanks to Breaking and Entering out of Milwaukee for the spectacular review of our new album! “It is hard to carry the influence of a retro sound without coming off as overtly derivative. However, The Hungry Williams are one of the few acts that can pull off music from an earlier era and feel true… Continue reading Review from Breaking and Entering, MKE
Thank you to Jim Hynes of Making a Scene magazine for the excellent review of our album! “You might not think that New Orleans and Milwaukee have much in common. Once you’ve heard the band Hungry Williams, however, you’ll change your mind. That’s because bandleader and drummer John Carr heard the New Orleans Chess Anthology… Continue reading Review in Making a Scene
Thank you to Canada’s Rock Doctor, Gonzoo Kanagan, for an excellent review of our album, “Let’s Go”. “When you’re looking for a taste of vintage New Orleans-style R&B, where do you go? Why Milwaukee of course. That’s where The Hungry Williams hail from, and Let’s Go is like time traveling to a place where times were good… Continue reading “The Hungries love to sing, and this one is your proof.”
We’ve gotten a great review from the Toledo Blade: “As a longtime lover of the various gumbo of musical styles that emanate out of New Orleans, I can tell when a group captures the aura, texture, personality, rhythms, and sound of that region. And The Hungry Williams, a fabulous Midwestern group created by Milwaukee-based drummer… Continue reading The Toledo Blade thinks we are fabulous!
From Blues & Rhythm March 2022 issue, by Norman Darwen The Hungry Williams: Mardi Gras Day Digital download only (3:35) If the band name doesn’t assure you that this band likes New Orleans music, then the song title of this digital single release surely will. This paean to the Crescent City’s premier event rides a… Continue reading Blues & Rhythm March 2022
From France: Blues Alive 76 no 41 Sep 2021 The Hungry Williams “Brand New Thing” Quoi de mieux en cette période, où musicalement on revit, que d’écouter ce groupe de Milwaukee pour se vider la tête. Au programme, 15 titres de jump blues décapants (principalement des reprises), où la chanteuse Kelli Gonzalez (ce n’est pas… Continue reading Reviewed in France!
Following is a review from Croatia, translated to English: “Brand New Thing”, signed by The Hungry Williams , was released on February 15 this year, but was recorded back in 2019. But here, through Frank Roszak Radio Promotions, it got into my hands and with its audibility and infectious dance rhythms it really drives everything.… Continue reading SoundGuardian in Croatia
Article translated from French: “Superb! Here is a group unknown to the battalion and that we are happy to discover. They come to us from Milwaukee in Wisconsin and bear this name in homage to the great drummer of New Orleans Charles “Hungry” Williams, the mainstay of many sessions in this good old Cossimo Mattassa… Continue reading ABS Online, review from France
The Hungry Williams – Brand New ThingRochelle Recordswww.hungrywilliams.com15 tracks/45.42 minutes The Hungry Williams are from Wisconsin and play unashamedly retro music with great enthusiasm. Brand New Thing is their full-length album debut and features three originals alongside a feast of music, mainly from the 50’s and early 60’s. The core band is led by John… Continue reading Reviewed by John Mitchell
BRAND NEW THING The Hungry Williams (Rochelle Records) I haven’t had this much fun listening to the blues since I first heard Powder Blues back in 1980. Playing blues with a lively sax section and some cool barrelhouse piano, The Hungry Williams are primed to show you a good time, and Brand New Thing will… Continue reading From British Columbia