Williams Fronts New Year's Big Band

Celebrated singer/songwriter Victoria Williams will perform with the J.C. Hopkins Big Band on New Year's Eve at the Make-Out Room in San Francisco. Joining the band for the show will be multi-instrumentalist Jon Birdsong (who has played horns for Beck) and reed-man Ralph Carney, noted for his work with Tom Waits. The show will feature big-band standards, reworkings of Williams' songs and material written for the band by Hopkins.