Nicholas Edward Williams


New Single Coming April 11th


Every now and again, someone with a camera is filming my stories.


Whether it's a treehouse, a listening room, a dive, a park, or a library, come catch me at a venue near you.


Collections of stories from over the years under the moniker, “Whetherman” from 2007-2018.

This Land

This Land

2017 / Chromatic Studios


Live In Concert

2016 / Blue Jay Listening Room


Seeds for Harvest

2015 / Chromatic Studios

About Nicholas

Living on the road for the better part of the last six years, nomadic storyteller Nicholas Edward Williams blends American folk songwriting with piedmont blues and travis-style fingerpicking, melodic vocals, rolling harmonica, whistling and a stomp box. The variety of his influences is evident in his songs, from Doc Watson to Mississippi John Hurt, and from John Prine to Paul Simon. The end product is a sound that's feel familiar, yet new.

The 34 year-old amounted a wealth of a career under his debut folk moniker "Whetherman" from 2007 to 2018, opening for critically acclaimed acts such as Taj Mahal and The Wood Brothers, as well as releasing eight full-length albums while touring extensively throughout US and Europe. 

Now exclusively performing under his full name, a new direction of music has emerged from a love for all things roots: Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Blues.  His debut album "As I Go Ramblin' Around" is slated to release in June of 2019.

"Williams’ nomadic folk is told through a contemplative lens. Topics range from time in nature, moral struggles, gained and lost love, land conservation, and political agendas of profits over people.”

- Paste Magazine

"Absolutely beautiful... a delight to the ears."

- BBC Radio Norfolk

"Haunting the corners of the folk, Americana and bluegrass genres with his singular blend of soul and hope."

- Live For Live Music

“His nomadic folk is sprinkled with societal commentary about the current state of American affairs and the more grounded nature of day to day relationships.”

- Folk Radio UK

“Over the course of the last decade, Williams has been a student, immersed in the varied styles available in the American Roots songbook. This Land introduces the man who has staked out claim in its territory…”

-The Alternate Root

"More than anything else, this is an album with a worthwhile message on which Williams has done Guthrie and Seeger proud."

- Songwriting Magazine