Nearly 400 people were in attendance when Williams and Ree returned to their alma mater, Black Hills State University, for a concert performance that raised over $7,000 for scholarships. Taking the stage with the legendary Williams and Ree duo were Dennis Van Vactor and Kenny Putnam. Williams and Ree, have been performing their unique comedy and music shows for more than 40 years. They met in 1968 while attending BHSU where they began playing together in a band and often filled time between their songs with their unique brand of humor. After realizing that the humor became a bigger draw than the music, the comedy team was born.