Band: Randy Houser
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Ward Williams, Pedal/Lap Steel and Guitar player with Randy Houser is also a Cellist, Vocalist, and Composer, grew up in Winston Salem, NC. At the age of 11, he discovered MTV, and consequently the love of Rock and Roll music. His love of MTV faded (due in part to such betrayals as The Jersey Shore), but his love of Rock and Roll continued (in spite of such betrayals as Staind).
After becoming an accomplished Heavy Metal guitar player through Middle School and Junior High, he joined the R.J. Reynolds High School Orchestra on a whim and discovered a love of the Cello and Classical music. This obsession led him to a course of study at the North Carolina School of the Arts and a Bachelors degree in Cello Performance.
Upon his graduation, he joined the eclectic folk rock band, Jump, Little Children. For 12 years, he toured the world and recorded albums with Jump on major and indie labels.
What Ward has to say about Big Joe!
I love my Big Joe Hard Tube. It is awesome! It has a really tight definable low end not at all floppy and bassy like some other pedals It has a beautiful harmonic overtone that is a really great sound for anything rocking and hard driving. It totally cuts through the mix but it also doesn't overdo it. It doesn't' get away from you. It has this sweet quality that rocks. Some pedals can really rock but they also over squeal. Not the Big Joe Hard Tube it's perfect.
I just started using the Johnny Winter Texas Screamer. I never use one pedal the entire show. I did with the Texas Screamer.
Big Joe Stomp Box makes great pedals.