Lefty Williams (musician)

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Lefty Williams (born Jason Cochise Williams) is a one-armed guitar player from Marietta, Georgia. He was born on August, 21 1974 with an incomplete right arm. He performs original southern rock and blues music throughout the United States of America. He also works internationally to assist other disabled persons who want to play the guitar, customizing picks and consulting on technical issues in playing that are confronted by those with only one arm.

Lefty has played guitar since childhood and played guitar in various bands during his teenage years. His first solo project was Nothing Simple (2000–2004). His current project is the Lefty Williams Band, which has released two albums, Big Plans (2005) and Snake Oil (2009). Both albums were recorded by John Keane and Snake Oil was nominated by the Homegrown Music Network for "2009 Album of the Year."


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