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For love of a lute

Original post made on Feb 11, 2012

Doris Williams was raised in the birthplace of General Motors, but the culture she experienced at home in and around Flint, Mich., was centered on music. Her father, who taught at General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), played piano daily, her mother sang and wrote poetry, and Williams began playing piano at age 5. Family sing-alongs included Broadway tunes, songs of the '60s and sacred music.

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Comments (2)

Posted by Bill, a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 11, 2012 at 9:13 am

I highly recommend Doris to anyone who enjoys live music. Her voice is magical and it will sweep you up in the depth of the lyrics.


Posted by Carol, a resident of another community
on May 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Doris Williams' voice is beautiful and magical! I heard her live at a performance at the Unitarian Church in San Jose recently, and I really enjoyed hearing Doris sing and play the lute! I just played her CD that I bought there: "Songs' I've Written, Songs I've sung, Songs...to touch the soul." Doris is unusual and has an unusual and special voice. Very spiritual sound.


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