A fixture in the Minneapolis folk music community for over fifteen years, Prank Williams currently works as a rabble-rousing folk band at venues large and small, weddings, private parties, and festivals. Over time, the band has grown to become a veteran of the folk scene while spanning genres with a wide variety of inspirations and inebriations
“Prank Williams, the rabble-rousing folk band, have been a fixture in the Minneapolis folk music community for over ten years. The members Chris Hollister and Tony Petersen also often perform across the Midwest with their solo acts (as Prank Williams and Ditchbird, respectively) and these two will be opening up the night solo before joining together.
Think that’s confusing? Don’t worry. Their first time here, no one left the place. These guys are slightly vaudevillian in their approach to the audience. They get everyone engaged and waiting for what may come next.
One member of the crowd compared them to the Smothers Brothers of 70’s fame-firstly they are musicians, but there will be loads of jokes and stories. They play off each other, but watch it, you may unknowingly become part of the show.” - Amy Werner, Trempealeau Hotel and Stage in Trempealeau, WI