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Christopher Williams
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Beginning his drumming career in the womb, he hasn’t looked back since. Like many drummers, his first pair of drumsticks was a set of wooden cooking spoons from the kitchen. From there he began beating on anything within reach, especially the pots and pans. After going through several “children’s” drum kits, he finally received a Ludwig set in the fourth grade. A few months later at the school talent show, he made his live debut playing along with the Georgia Satellites hit “Keep Your Hands to Yourself."

Throughout high school, Williams played with several rock, jazz, metal, funk, fusion, and blues outfits, as well as the Greenville Youth Orchestra and Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Following his senior year of high school, Williams found himself touring throughout the U.S., marching in the snare line as a member of the Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps.  "My educational background includes jazz, rudimental, classical and orchestral percussion, as well as having studied under teachers Paul Riddle (Marshall Tucker band), Dr. Gary Robinson, Brian Tinkle (Brass Theater, The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, Mars Hill College). I've also been very fortunate to take lessons with Ed Shaughnessy, the great Jim Chapin, and the late Elvin Jones" said Williams.

Sharing the stage with such musicians as Kid Rock, Lee Greenwood, Peter Stroud (Williams' Uncle, Sheryl Crow/Sarah McLachlan), Kenny Olson (Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker band), Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones, solo artist), Leroy Powell (Shooter Jennings), Carmine Rojas (David Bowie, Rod Stewart), Gary Shider-Sydney Barnes-Kendra Foster (Parliament Funkadelic), Teddy Zigzag (Alice Cooper), Dave Olson (Steppenwolf), and Steve Watson (Dolly Parton, blues/session guitarist) to name a few, he has proven his ability to hang in the big leagues.