New Orleans based Punk Empress of African Rock has adopted a renaissance of creativity as eclectic as her mix of jazz, reggae, soul, R&B, and blues. Between her curated show on WWOZ, her massive community outreach, iconic fashion sense, and all around championing of the Big Easy arts scene, Cole has evolved into a true Bayou treasure.
2017 saw Cole Williams Band release a powerful rendition of the Sam Cooke classic, "A Change Is Gonna Come," which Glide Magazine called a "simmering, heartfelt take that hits you hard with wave[s] of emotion." The band also released a fresh new single, "Free", which Huffington Post called "[a] soulful and rhythmic slow burner of a song that encapsulates the powerhouse vocals of Williams and her empowering lyrical stance." Now with a recently signed record deal and an exciting new album on the horizon, Williams is ready to take the next big step in her revolutionary and unique career. With dates in the South and West coast, and a performance at the Joshua Tree Music Festical, Williams is spreading the African Rock gospel in 2019.