Chateau Debris-Venus Has Seen Us
The debut album from Charlie Williams, a founding member and original guitarist with the Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Col. Bruce Hampton. The Rescue Unit was a groundbreaking, genre shattering sound laboratory in the early 90s that produced such great players as Otiel Burbridge, (Allman Bros), Jimmy Herring,(Allman Bros, Jazz is Dead, and Phil Lesh), and Jeff Sipe,a.k.a. ApartmentQ-258,(Leftover Salmon). Other players colliding in that orbit were Rev. Mosier, (Blueground Undergrass), and Dr. Dan. Charlie wrote songs off ARU's two Capricorn releases including 'Gone Today,Here Tomorrow' and 'Davy Crockett', both of which also featured Chuck Leavell,(Eric Clapton,Rolling Stones),on keyboards. Both of these songs received international airplay and were performed regularly by Kevin Eubanks on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Playing with Col. Bruce warps your musical perspectives as demonstrated in the careers of ARU alumni. Consequently, the boundaries between styles become nihilistic concepts. As a result, this album reflects that tenure and embraces Charlie's influences in jazz, blues, funk, bluegrass, and swing. The players on the album include Jeff Sipe, members of Blueground Undergrass, the Fiji Mariners, and Dr. Dan. In addition to the Aquarium Rescue, Charlie is a founding member of the Zambiland Orchestra in Atlanta,and consequently has performed and recorded with most of the guest artists which have included members of Phish, Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident, the Allman Brothers, Bela Fleck, Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Moe, Galactic, and most other current jam bands. Also he is a featured performer on the soon to be released Zambiland Live album, slated for release in the spring of 2001 on Terminus Records. Currently, Charlie teaches and performs in Atlanta, Georgia.