Cole Williams, photo by Michael Alford

Cole Williams signs to Louisiana Red Hot Records, announces new album

Cole Williams, the powerhouse vocalist and Punk Empress of African Rock, has signed with Louisiana Red Hot Records to release an album of new material in Spring 2019.

The forthcoming album is Williams’ first release showcasing new music since her 2016 mixtape, Sin City and serves as the follow up to 2018’s retrospective album The Punk Empress of African Rock – Testimony.

“Signing to Louisiana Red Hot Records is a dream come true,” says Williams. “I have the support of a Louisiana musical institution, I’m label mates with Cyril Neville and Water Seed to name a few, and I really feel accepted and appreciated by this city. I still don’t fully understand why God brought me here, but my life has changed for the better ever since I became a New Orleanian.”

Featuring guest appearances by Corey Henry and Treme Funktet,  the as-yet-untitled new project will arrive in what will be a very busy spring season for Williams. On April 14, she’ll perform at French Quarter Fest. Three days later, she’ll appear at the Mint in Los Angeles and, in May, the Joshua Tree Music Festival.


To support her upcoming run of shows, Williams has launched a GoFundMe campaign. In it, she writes “Touring is extremely fun, lots of hard work and a major expense (do we have to do the math? lol), and we want to encourage you all to support us as we go on Faith. We are inviting all of our African Rock Starz across the world to donate any amount that feels comfortable to assist us with our tour expenses.”
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