Wheat Williams lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He was born in 1964, and has been a semi-professional musician since about 1987. He started his musical studies at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and finished his Bachelor of Music degree at Georgia State University in 1997. His major was recording studio engineering, and his principal instrument was traditional voice, which is to say opera singing. He’s a tenor.
From the 1980s through the 1990s Wheat was a freelance music journalist published in numerous trade publications in the USA. He started out writing about the emerging field of personal-computer based music technology, and moved on to interviewing international major-label recording artists in diverse fields including classical, rock, jazz and country. He was the first journalist to publish national magazine articles and interviews with world-renowned jazz bassist Victor Wooten, in 1991, and alternative rock pianist and singer Ben Folds, in 1996.
From 2010 to 2013 Wheat was the part-time business manager for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, handling grant writing, ticket sales, website creation, publicity, marketing, advertising, graphic design, creating and editing concert programs, supervising photography and video, and even music copying.
Wheat’s musical outlet all these years has been singing traditional church music, as a chorister and soloist.
For a few years he’s been singing and playing rock and jazz in clubs around Atlanta.