Dave & Adam Williams
Rick - the oldest of Larry Williams' ten children - is an accomplished and stellar 5-string banjo player and adds the haunting strains of the resonator guitar (Dobro) to the Williams Family's sound. He sings high tenor harmony for the band and his versatility often has him switching between his Strom Eagle banjo and his Dobro within the course of many tunes. He and his wife Ann have three daughters who have blessed them with five grandchildren.
Dave can typically be found on stage with his 1923 'The Gibson' A-style mandolin or a fiddle which had once been his father's - Larry Williams. Originally a rhythm and lead guitar player for the group, he'll occasionally strap on his Martin D-28 guitar and trade off great instrumental licks with his son, Adam. Vocally, he takes the lead on a number of tunes and sings a fine harmony as well. His mandolin picking is among the very best in all of bluegrass and he's influenced many young musicians to take up that instrument.
He and his late wife Cindy were blessed with six children - any of whom might appear on stage with the family at any given performance playing and singing harmonies together - evidence of a close-knit family united by their love of music. And lately, some of their Grandchildren have joined them on stage to carry on yet another generation of family music!
Adam is Dave's youngest child. Following closely in his father's footsteps, he is an accomplished mandolin and guitar player, and joins his father in a number of instrumental duets - often playing a custom-crafted Silver Angel mandolin commemorating his late mother. A fine singer, he can be heard on a number of tunes as well. Adam has wrapped up studies at Western Michigan University, where he's majored in Health Services and Occupational Therapy.