After Billy D released his first Solo Americana Album “Living On The Run” in 2014 he went on the road with Ramblin Jack Elliott, Peter Rowan and John Prine. Just being around such great talents as these can send shivers up and down your spine and that’s exactly what happened to Billy D. “I saw these men work at their craft night after night never tiring, going from one stage to the next town after town. It was at this point that I knew I had some more work to do”.
Billy D started working the Beer Gardens, Dive Bars, Honky Tonks, and Street Festivals all over San Francisco, Marin County, Sonoma County, East Bay and Oakland. Performing Painstaking three and four hour shows five days a week sometimes six. This experience paved the way for Billy D to hone his craft and forge his new sound and style.
“Sometimes it seemed as though the audience didn’t even know if I was there which gave me the opportunity to spontaneously improvise without any restrictions”. “I finally realized in 2019 after my last tour with Jack that I was ready to begin another Recording Project with a Refreshing new feel for my Music”.
2020 Marks a new era in writing for me. After multitudes of live performances in 2019 touring with Rambln Jack Elliott as his accompanying guitarist and then immediately following on a brilliant tour with Todd Snider across America with Sold Out shows all the way, I have finally earned something to write about. We live in a time of great controversy which always fertilizes the fields of all creativity. It’s just the right time and place for a new well of songs to be born.
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