Jason 'Lefty' Williams rocking it out at Home Team BBQ

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After more than two decades of musical experience and 67 months of touring, Atlanta-born Lefty Williams will return to the Charleston area Thursday, December 16th at Fiery Ron’s Home team B.B.Q. on Sullivan’s Island.

Here's some background on Lefty for those of you who may not know what he's all about:

Lefty Williams was born without a right hand, but that didn’t stop him from playing guitar as early as age four. By age six, Williams had fashioned his own prosthetic pick to further improve his musical talent. A self-taught musician who was playing in bands as early as 11-years-old, Williams later went on to graduate with honors from the Atlanta Institute of Music. After teaching at AIM and gravitating from several diverse bands, Lefty decided to form his own band.

The music of the Lefty Williams Band is a unique mixture of blues, rock, funk, and jazz, influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Miles Davis, Stevie Ray Vaughn and early Led Zeppelin. Lefty Williams brings to the band a broad musical background ranging from heavy metal to grunge bands, which eventually grew into the bluesy, jazz-influenced style he plays today.

Catch Lefty play at 9 p.m. at Home Team BBQ located at 2209 Middle Street on Sullivan's Island.