“Helpless Hands” is one of the many amazing songs featured on Hayward Williams’ recently released album, The Reef. This album was live-tracked in one room, with each song captured in the course of only a few takes.
ARTIST: Hayward Williams
HOMETOWN: Waukesha, WI (Wha-kih-shaw)
CURRENT LOCATION: Milwaukee, WI
AMBITIONS: Continuing my career and trying out producing.
TURN-OFFS: Adherence to needless social norms.
TURN-ONS: Adherence to needed social norms.
DREAM GIG: Oh, how about a packed Troubadour.
FAVORITE LYRIC: Astral weeks…”Could you find me? Would you kiss-a my eyes? To lay me down In silence easy To be born again”
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: My bass player Chris Plowman. He’s a strange bird, bless him.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: Astral Weeks, Van Morrison
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Living? Bruce Springsteen, Hannibal Burress, Keith Richards, Anthony Bourdain, Amy Poehler.
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Saw Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Front row at the Barrymore in Madison, WI. It was infuriatingly gorgeous.
I WROTE THIS SONG: “Helpless Hands” (If I Go Under)