Spar Customs Productions has IV and the Strange Band w Possessed by Paul James heading into San Diego for us Feb 17th for a good Rowdy Paddys Day show at the Cordova Bar.
IV (Four) and The Strange Band fronted by Coleman Williams of the Hank
Williams family legacy. Coleman is the great grandson of Hank Williams
grandson to Hank Williams Jr. and son of Hank III
Doors 5PM Music 6 to 9pm so come down early for some ublendit.com Paddys Cocktails and Worthit BBQ food.
This show will be a full house so grab those tickets in advance for just $20 for a hell of a time.
See you there
IV and the Strange Band:
There are family traditions and then there is the Williams Family Tradition. Beginning with the legendary Hank Williams then his son Hank Jr. and grandson Hank 3 now the fourth generation of Williams (Coleman Williams or IV) is ready to take his place in the music world with his band IV and the Strange Band.
IV was raised in Nashville in the early 90s before the explosion of what the city is now. The only son of Hank Williams III IV was raised by his mother until his formative high school years which were spent with his father at Hank3’s “haunted ranch” going to punk and house shows and being driven by the heavy tones and sounds of progressive vocal driven music but still retaining a love for the southern country and blues legends. After high school IV travelled the country which led to meeting more bands and expanding his musical tastes from country bands in Louisiana to doom metal bands in New Jersey.
Although being the first born son of the fourth generation of Williams is his legacy but fulfilling a musical legacy is never what drove him as a person. After traveling the country IV returned to Nashville to attend college and study English and literature with dreams of being a writer. After college IV began teaching but over time he realized he didn’t enjoy the education route and got into working in the liquor business instead to make ends meet.
About this time he became friends with Jason Dietz a local producer who became a personal friend and musical ally. Even though IV had been writing songs his entire life and grew up singing he had never really had a project to express his true voice. Additionally he had reservations about ever being like the rest of his family wanting to forge his own path. He had even kept his family history as a need to know among friends. He just wanted to be in the backdrop of the music scene to take it all in the right way.
Jason would help to change that as would musician Joe Buck with whom IV has developed his style of guitar playing. This all led to IV meeting the group of musicians he needed for what is now dubbed the “Strange Band”. His now lead guitar player David Talley with Jason Dietz on bass would become the core of IV and the Strange Band. Next came Laura Beth Jewell on Fiddle and Tylor Powell on drums to complete the band. Starting from IV’s acoustic songs the band and IV collaborated to create the sound now that has come to define the project: 100 watt amps blended with fiddle drums and powerful vocal driven country hooks combining many diverse influences and different musical histories.
Being 29 and starting his music career seems an interesting time but that exact age is when his great grandfather Hank Sr.’s life ended. IV had a vision and dream that couldn’t be obtained in the right way without this journey. Being handed a legacy is one thing to try but IV is determined to earn it.
The first single “Son of Sin” is scheduled to be released on 4/20 via bandcamp and other streaming outlets.
Possessed by Paul James:
After 20 plus years working within the realms of special education & advocacy work Konrad Wert known as the band Possessed by Paul James continues the balance with yet another upcoming album while in the classroom. Continuing to raise a family in Texas & working a 50 hr work week within public education Wert has still been able to release 5 full length albums two of which topped Bluegrass Billboard charts in 2013 & 2020. Possessed by Paul James’s upcoming 6th album titled Fighting For Our Own Survival set to release \"sooner than later\" highlights life’s passage with such tracks as See You On Sunday; recorded live here with WAF in Laramie Wyoming & accompanied by Joe Macheret on fiddle.
The Cordova Bar, 1319 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110, United States