Charity concert Friday at the Dusty Armadillo

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer Published:

Nobody knows who Bigger Picture recording artist D. Vincent Williams is, but they know his music.

Country music hit-maker Williams is coming to the Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown to give a full-throttle, honky-tonk show on Friday as a part of WQMX's Tree of Lights Charity concert.

Williams, who has worked with an astronomical list of musicians -- Trace Adkins, Chris Cagle and Taylor Swift, to name a few -- will be performing his new album, released last week.

"I've been in Nashville for 18 years and after careful consideration I decided to make my own record," Williams said. "We just wrapped the record up this week and we're trying to get it off the ground. Nobody knows who we are, we want to get out there and play."

The concert will be a mixture of Rock N' Roll, R&B and country. Williams and his five-piece band will play some of their new songs along with their hits.

"I love to play good honky-tonks and have a good time," Williams said. "We try to conform to different elements. We're a really versatile band and try to appeal to everybody."

Williams says performing is all about engaging his audience and having a good time.

"I love to entertain," Williams said. "I love to play music for people. It's not about me. It's about those people who spend $20 to $30 on concert tickets. They come out to have a good time and we want to make sure we give it to them."

Williams is most excited for this concert because it is for charity. Net proceeds will benefit the Haven of Rest in Akron.

"When you travel all over the country, you don't get to get the chance to get involved in the community," Williams said. "Anything we can be a part of, especially when it comes down to a mission that has been there a long time, I'm happy to do it. I want to be a part of giving back as much as playing and having a good time."

This will be Williams' second performance at the Dusty Armadillo.

"The crowd there is just over the top," Williams said. "We're excited to come down and plug in. Look out Ohio, we're on our way there."

Stokes Tunes and New Revolution Recording artist The Lost Trailers will open the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Purchase tickets at WQMX, 1795 W. Market St. in Akron or at the Dusty Armadillo, 3147 S.R. 44, during business hours.

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