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William Graham is featured in this year's Wired Magazine's Annual "Smart List," the top 50 innovative world changers, that includes Woon-Soon Park (Mayor of Seoul), Jan Tore Anner (Norwegian Parliamentarian), Brandon Stanton (Humans of New York), Satoshi Nakamoto (founder of Bitcoin) Hans-Christian Boos (Arago), Ben Rattray (founder of Change. org), James Turrell, Taylor Wilson, Osban Kibar, Lei Jun (Xiomi tech), Ben Blumenfeld, Enrique Allen, Alex Fattal, & Rana el Kaliouby.
Kevin Curtain hails William Graham as the "voice of his generation:"
William Graham's weekly music column archive for the Austin Chronicle:
William Graham was the youngest artist to showcase at this year's 2014 International Folk Alliance Festival.
William Graham founded the nonprofit, Music4Music, an official 501(c)3, with fellow Austin musician Payton Nicole. M4M's motto is "Harmonizing the Silence." M4M's mission is to support communities and districts that are without music programs. In March 2014 M4M is released Songs to Howl at the Moon By, featuring rare children's songs form Bob Schneider, Matt the Electrician, Scrappy Judd Newcomb, Jon Dee Graham, Billy Harvey, and Steve Poltz, 100% of the proceeds go toward M4M's mission.
William Harries Graham officially showcased at SXSW 2013 both as a solo artist and with and bandmate bassist Sam Jackson (one of the rare and youngest artists to do so), to rave reviews. At Alejandro Escovedo's renowned annual SX party, Escovedo declared "I have seen the future of rock and roll!" William played his first gig at the Austin Music Awards when he was 7 years old, the youngest person to ever perform at the Austin Music Awards, followed by a gig with Dan Zanes at Hogg Auditorium in 2006. In 2011 William became the youngest the presenter world wide to present at Pecha Kucha, presenting on environmental architecture.
William is a Davidson Young Scholar and Ambassador, and a '14 Thiel Candidate. Graham is the youngest writer for the Austin Chronicle, a protege of music writer Margaret Moser and Raoul Hernandez, and organizes the Folk Alliance International music series in Austin called the Gaslight Troubadour Series. Graham (environmental activist, architect enthusiast) has battled Legg Perthes since he was 6 years old and has been influenced by his father, three time Austin Hall of Famer, of punk legend the Skunks and the True Believers, Americana artist, Jon Dee Graham. For years bands have covered his song "Rock N' Roll in the Street." His catchy ballad "CK" about child soldiers in Africa has been compared to the writing of Woody Guthrie.less