Be Here Now: Ernie Williams Birthday Bash @ The Linda, 1/30/10

January 29th, 2010, 12:15 pm by Greg

Just like Old Man River, Nippertown blues legend Ernie Williams just keeps on rollin’ along.

Yes, yes, yes.

It’s almost impossible to believe, but Williams, Albany’s seemingly ageless Ambassador of the Blues, will be celebrating his 85th birthday the only way he knows how – by playing the blues.

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This year’s Williams birthday bash takes place at The Linda in Albany at 8pm on Saturday. Tix are $18.

The tireless Williams isn’t about to slow down any time soon, either. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old,” says Williams. “We grow old because we stop playing.”

Congrats, Ernie. Here’s to many more.