By Jesse Bertel

“All She Wrote,” a rock and roll band rapidly making a name for itself in Northern Arizona and the broader Southwest, is set to unleash its gritty, high-energy music with an Album Release Party from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Whiskey River Tavern, 214 S. Montezuma St., Prescott.

The band’s members are singer-songwriter Caleb Williams, on guitar, vocals and harmonica; Dan Henry on bass and vocals; and Dave Frederick on drums. Williams’ howling vocals are a hallmark of their performances. All She Wrote’s music carries the deep-seated influences of blues and honky-tonk, reflected in their raw guitars, snarling bass and thundering drums. The band is known for its diverse repertoire, encompassing music from different eras and genres, ranging from blues and heavy rock to country and funk.

Williams spoke with Across the Street staff ahead of the band’s upcoming performance. The following interview was edited for length and clarity.

What are some of your favorite highlights from the album?

Whenever I record an album or I make a set list for a show, I try to start with one of my best and end with one of my best. All these songs are good, but song one is She Devil. It’s really hard-hitting, and the last song is called South Dallas Girl. It’s one of our heavier, bluesy rock songs. I tried to start and end with some of my best stuff and some of my heaviest stuff. I think all the songs are good. I think they flow really well, but those two are probably the bluesiest and the most rocking songs out of the group.

What is the most

challenging part of performing as a trio?

Some songs just don’t work as a trio. I’ll bring them to the practice room and it just falls flat. Some songs, you just need that other guitar, so we just have to say no to some of the stuff and just work with only the songs that really can come out good as a three piece.

Once I got these two guys, you know, aligned and everything was great, I was like, “I don’t want to add anything to this.” I don’t want to screw up the dynamic.

These guys are really easy to work with and they’re really humble, nice guys. So if it works, I don’t want to mess with that. Also, all the stages here are really small, almost all of them. With three guys, we can fit on a small stage and get paid a little bit more. That’s fine with me. It’s worth sacrificing a few songs. We can bring some of our buddies up to play guitar or harmonica or maybe a saxophone or steel guitar, but really this is the core.

Their latest album, “All She Wrote,” is available for purchase on a USB drive, which includes three accompanying music videos, at a unit price of $20.

For more information about All She Wrote, visit

Jesse Bertel is a reporter/videographer for the Prescott News Network. Follow him on Facebook @ JesseBertel, email him at, or call 928-445-3333, ext. 2043.

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