Victoria Williams

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Victoria Williams is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Victoria Williams is known for being the catalyst for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund following her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in the early 1990s.

Early Life

Victoria Williams was born on 23 December 1958 and she is currently 63 years old. She hails from Shreveport, Louisiana, and her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

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Caption: Victoria Williams posing for a photo with her dog Bruna. Source: The Advocate

Victoria Williams – Net Worth 2023

Victoria Williams has a net worth ranging from $3 million to $5 million US dollars as of 2022. Williams makes her earnings from her own albums and songs as well as from her collaborative works with other popular artists.

Career

Professionally, Victoria Williams is a singer-songwriter and musician. This singer resided in Southern California throughout her musical career despite being originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. In the early 1990s, this personality was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was the catalyst for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

This personality worked with her then-husband Peter Case on his debut album in 1986. After a year, Victoria released her own debut album Happy Come Home. The release of this album was accompanied by a 28-minute documentary by D. A. Pennebaker.

Similarly, in 1990, Victoria released Swing the Statue and often appeared onstage and on record with the band Giant Sand. Then in 1993, this personality acted in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and also made the video for Tarbelly and Featherfoot. 

In 1992, she appeared on the fund-raising tribute album Strong Hand of Love. This singer also participated in a Christmas concert with Jane Siberry, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Holly Cole, and Rebecca Jenkins in December of the same year.

Similarly, in 1995, this singer released her 1st live album This Moment in Toronto with the Loose Band. Victoria ended the 1990s with an appearance on Jim White’s Wrong Eyed Jesus and a duet with Robert Deeble on Days Like These in 1997, and 1998’s Musings of a Creek Dipper.

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Caption: Victoria Williams performing with her guitar. Source: Genius

2000 Onwards

In 2002, this singer issued an album of standards recorded during the sessions for her earlier records. Sings Some Ol’ Songs includes classics like Somewhere Over the Rainbow, My Funny Valentine, and Moon River. The same year, singer Victoria was also a judge for the 2nd annual Independent Music Awards.

Throughout her marriage to Mark Olson, the then-couple regularly toured and recorded together as The Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers, The Creekdippers, and Mark Olson and the Creekdippers. Together, Mark and Victoria released a total of seven albums.

Likewise, in the year 2006, Williams performed on fellow Creekdipper David Wolfenberger’s album Portrait of Narcissus and also painted the portrait of Wolfenberger featured on the cover. The same year, Williams also appeared as a guest vocalist on Modern Folk and Blues Wednesday.

Similarly, she was also a member of the band The Thriftstore Allstars. Also in 2006, this singer was ranked #89 on Paste magazine’s list of the Top 100 Living Songwriters. Moreover, in 2007, Victoria played numerous shows with M. Ward and is featured on the track Bottom Dollar on Christopher Rees’ album Cautionary Tales.

Moreover, in May 2009, she reunited with her ex-husband Olson with fellow Creekdipper Mike Russell. It was for a one-off performance at an exhibition opening being staged at the True World Gallery in Joshua Tree, California.

Also, in July 2009, she embarked on a tour of Australia and New Zealand with Vic Chesnutt. However, Vic died of an overdose of muscle relaxants on 25 December 2009.

In the fall of 2010, Victoria toured Spain and Switzerland with Simone White. Similarly, in late 2011, this singer returned to the studio to record another vocal for Robert Deeble for the album Heart Like Feathers. 

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Caption: Victoria Williams posing for a photo with Merz who are both songwriters-turned-musical explorers. Source: Merz

Brand Endorsements

Victoria Williams might have endorsed and advertised various products and services created by numerous brands and companies. However, there is no way to confirm who Williams has worked together with or collaborated with over the years for the purpose of brand endorsements.

Personal Life

Relationship Status

Victoria Williams was married twice. Her 1st husband is Peter Case. With Peter, this singer worked together on his debut album in 1986. Likewise, her 2nd husband is Mark Olson. With Olson, Victoria was married from 1995 to 2006.

This couple’s divorce in 2006 also led to the dissolution of their musical partnership.

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Caption: Victoria Williams and her ex-husband Mark Olson performing together. Source: Getty

Health Issues

When she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1992, this personality did not have health insurance. Therefore, an array of artists that included Pearl Jam, Maria McKee, Lou Reed, Dave Pirner, and Lucinda Williams recorded some of this singer’s songs on CD for a benefit project called “Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams”.

Following this, there was the creation of the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. It is a charity that aids professional musicians in need of health care. The same year, this singer also released a new album Lose.

Furthermore, in December 2015, this singer had a seizure. This resulted in her back and shoulder injuries. Although Victoria was expected to recover fully, the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund was seeking donations to help cover the associated costs that her medical insurance again would not cover.

Body Measurements

Singer Victoria Williams’ body measurements including her height, weight, chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, etc. are still under review. On the other hand, Victoria has dark brown hair and hazel green eyes.

Victoria Williams – Social Media

Victoria Williams doesn’t seem to have a profile on any social media platforms at present. Williams is not available on any platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitch, Tiktok, etc.