Keller Williams wrote his name in the books playing a 10-stringed Guild acoustic guitar with his trademark percussive style, but he’s adding a double underscore with his adoption of the loop pedal. Over the years, he’s assembled a legion of instruments and he jovially dances between them throughout his shows. He’s touring behind an album titled Grass (recorded with N.C. string players Larry and Jenny Keel). These are 10 “strings” you should know:

1. “I still play the 10-string but it’s not the focus. I’m usually playing a 6-string.”

2. He first played with the Keels at the Irish Brigade in Fredericksburg, Va., his hometown, in 1991.

3. On Grass he plays a miniature 12-string guitar that sounds like a mandolin.

4. Keller just toured Europe with fellow multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd – “a totally righteous bro.”

5. He cites Ani DiFranco as a major musical and lyrical influence.

6. A favorite moment among over 100 Grateful Dead shows that he saw: “1989, Alpine Valley, out in Wisconsin. They were playing ‘Standing on the Moon’ to this huge moon shining over the top.”

7. Keller and his wife Emily have a two-year-old daughter, whom he took trick-or-treating on Halloween.

8. He has a radio show called “Keller’s Cellar” that airs on stations nationwide.

9. Favorite book: Road Atlas by Rand McNally.

10. He is not in real estate, but he wishes they’d give him their “dot com.” –Stratton Lawrence

Keller Williams plays the Music Farm (32 Ann St.) on Friday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $20. 853-3276.

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