Williams is a strong singer-songwriter with seven albums to his name, but even by his high standards, "Every Color Blue" is a golden collection, his voice, heavy and light in one breath, emboldened by assuring church organ on "If You Want Me to Beg" and Memphis soul horns on "Paradise Springs" — and launching him closer to the Springsteen stratosphere than ever before.” - Piet Levy

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Williams is a gifted singer-songwriter, a strong solo performer as at home with a mic and a guitar as any other setting. The new album showcases his music in the hands of what sounds like a Northern version of a Stax session band.” - ANDY MOORE


...a beautifully wrought and soulful album.” - VICTOR INFANTE

Worcester Telegram

Hayward Williams’ voice has that wonderful quality that draws people in from the next room to ask Who is that?... I will put this vocal (Fades Away) up against any track by the Great Ones, including Roy Orbison.” - Darrel Norman


Williams didn’t just make the most of a stressful time with Every Color Blue. He also quite possibly made his best record yet.” - Tyler Maas

Milwaukee Record

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Previous events

Date Event Location
Hayward Williams and J Hardin (Bright Arcana) double release show! Facebook Live Facebook Live
Hayward Williams Annual Black Friday Show! Cafe Carpe, Fort Atkinson, WI Cafe Carpe, Fort Atkinson, WI
Coyote Brother and Matt Davies Viroqua Bookstore, Viroqua, WI Viroqua Bookstore, Viroqua, WI
Coyote Brother o/f Crystal Bowersox Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton, WI Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton, WI
COYOTE BROTHER & DRIVEWAY THRIFTDWELLERS Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., Milwaukee Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., Milwaukee
Hayward Williams BLACK FRIDAY SHOW cafe carpe, Fort Atkinson, WI cafe carpe, Fort Atkinson, WI
Hayward Williams & The Yearlings Public Library, Carnate (MB) Public Library, Carnate (MB)
Hayward Williams & The Yearlings AMF Auditorium, Ferrara AMF Auditorium, Ferrara
Hayward Williams & The Yearlings Cohen Club, Verona Cohen Club, Verona
Hayward Williams & The Yearlings Mag Mel, Alessandria Mag Mel, Alessandria
Hayward Williams & The Yearlings TBA TBA
Hayward Williams & The Yearlings TBA TBA
Hayward Williams & The Yearlings Cafe retro, Lamezia (CZ) Cafe retro, Lamezia (CZ)
Hayward Williams & The Yearlings Primo Theatre, Villa S Giovanni Primo Theatre, Villa S Giovanni
Hayward Williams & The Yearlings Le Mura, Rome Le Mura, Rome
 —  — Italian Tour with The Yearlings (Australia)  
Hayward Williams & The Yearlings All'1e35 Circa, Cantu (CO) All'1e35 Circa, Cantu (CO)

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Album Release Show! (streaming) 

join us this sunday!

we recorded a live little show together. we figured, since our solo records came out the same day, and we're both wearing yellow shirts, we should do a dual release show! tune in sunday at 5pm - use one of the following links!




Been A While 

Many many things in the works.

New COYOTE BROTHER record is being finished as we speak! - more announcements to come.

GO TO THE SHOWS PAGE for Italian tour dates with my lovely dear friends - The Yearlings. www.theyearlings.net

and, as ALWAYS - my Black Friday (NOV 23rd) show at the CAFE CARPE is a good time and a good way to get out of the house during the tumult of the holidays.

go to cafecarpe.com for tix



This coming Sunday Coyote Brother will be traipsing down to LaSalle, IL to sing and tell stories.

Both J Hardin and I have had new editions to our families in the last couple of months so come check us out as we regale you with stories of early fatherhood and watch as we try in vain to stay awake!


Black Friday Show 

Along with all of the release hoopla for Pretenders, my annual Cafe Carpe - Black Friday show is coming up on November 24th.

This year, things will be a little different. J Hardin and I will split the first set of the evening and then team up for the second half of the night with out new duo side project - Coyote Brother. It's Kinda like G.Welch and Neil Young and Simon and Garfunkel all got weird at a party and out popped C.B.

we Hope to see you there! - www.cafecarpe.com for tix

Good Times. 

Coffee in the morning.

Glad someone got that right... Daughters screaming and or singing while Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker blares in the backround.  Everyone is just trying to make it to lunch on Monday. 

Great show at Crescendo in Madison. Awesome crowd and many many thanks to Paul Otteson of Faux Fawn for opening up. 

This month I have 4 shows in Colorado and then my annual Black Friday show at the Cafe Carpe in Ft Atkinson, WI - COYOTE BROTHER will be performing all of our new tunes and having a great old time. The Following Day is the Milwaukee release show for Pretenders !

Saturday Nov 25th - Anodyne (Bruce Street)

Be there and or be square.