- Acoustic Guitar
- Fingerstyle Guitar, Folk
- 345 Silk and Steel
“I’m a fingerstyle guitarist and my playing style requires the guitar strings I use to be lightweight, extremely easy on the fingers, and versatile; they must be able to handle both fast-paced tapping and quieter, more melodic playing. The Silk and Steel strings by GHS meet all of these requirements and then some! They provide a warm, mellow, clear tone while being long lasting and comfortable to play for long periods of time. The Silk and Steel strings have successfully handled everything I’ve thrown at them, from soft accompaniment to a singer-songwriter, to rapid fire tapping, all while maintaining tonal clarity and playing comfort.”
-Yasmin Williams, Guitarist
Yasmin Williams is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist with an unorthodox, modern style of playing. Her music has been commonly described as refreshing, relaxing, and unique and has been called some of the most imaginative guitar music out today. She utilizes various techniques including alternate tunings, percussive hits, and lap tapping in her music to great effect. She has won various local talent shows, was a finalist in the Rolling Stones Young Gun guitar competition, was the Grand prize winner of New York University's Ultra Violet Live talent show, and won the Gold Prize in the Instrumental category of the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. She has been featured on several radio and television programs including NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday show, NPR Night Owl, Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, and WUSA9, along with high profile magazine features such as Acoustic Guitar Magazine and Vintage Guitar Magazine.
She graduated from New York University with a BM in Music Theory and Composition in December 2017. Her first album, Unwind, was released on May 4, 2018 and is available on all major streaming services and Bandcamp. The album has charted highly on several Amazon and iTunes charts including top paid albums, and charted at #15 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. Her second album, Urban Driftwood, will be released on January 29, 2021 by Spinster Sounds.