Yasmin Williams is truly a guitarist for the new century. NPR Music sums it up, “Williams’ music transcends the standard idea of what guitarists should do.” 

Photo Credit: Zach Pigg

Imagine: Williams sits with her guitar stretched across her lap, strings turned to the sky. She taps on the fretboard with her left hand as her right hand plucks a kalimba placed on the guitar’s body. Her feet, clad in tap shoes, keep rhythm on a mic’d wooden board. Even with all limbs in play, it’s mind-boggling that the melodic and percussive sounds that emerge are made by just one musician, playing in real time. 

“Yasmin Williams puts a fresh spin on finger-style guitar.” – The Washington Post

And about her latest album, Urban Driftwood? “Urban Driftwood is as dizzyingly magnificent as staring up at the night sky on a clear night and seeing the universe unfold before your very eyes.” – Laura Stanley, No Depression

Now, imagine you are at Strawberry, listening to her live. We’re dizzy with delight to welcome Yasmin Williams this spring!

Spring 2025

Strawberry Music Festival
May 22nd - 26th

Nevada County Fairgrounds
Grass Valley, CA


Strawberry Music Festival