Yasmin Williams

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Yasmin Williams is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist with an unorthodox, modern style of playing. She utilizes various techniques including alternate tunings, percussive hits, and lap tapping in her music to great effect. After playing the video game Guitar Hero 2 in 2009, she begged her parents to buy her a real electric guitar, then she taught herself how to play the guitar by ear. She went on to play the bass guitar, 12 string guitar, and classical guitar before focusing to the acoustic guitar because of the instrument’s versatility. She released her debut album, Unwind, in 2018, and followed it in 2021 with the acclaimed Urban Driftwood.