Billy D Begins Another New Album Project

After Billy D released his first Solo Americana Album “Living On The Run” 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.  Painstaking  three and four hour shows 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 or care if I was there which gave me the opportunity to spontaneously improvise without any restrictions”. “I finally realized I was ready to begin another Recording Project with a Refreshing new feel for my Music”.

2017 Marks a new era in writing for me. After multitudes of live performances all over San Francisco and The Greater Bay Area I have finally earned something to write about. We live in a time of great controversy which fertilizes the fields of creativity. Just the right time and place for a new well of songs to be born.

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Billy D

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BIlly D and Ramblin Jack Elliott

Billy D "Enjoy Life"

Billy D “Enjoy Life”

Billy D and Ramblin Jack Elliott had a wonderful touring season in 2015 performing with Nell Robinson and her band. Joining Robinson on stage was the  legendary Cowboy singer Ramblin Jack Elliott and author/story teller Joyce Maynard. Nell Robinson’s band features Jim Nunally ( guitar) Jim Kerwin ( stand up bass) both of the David Grisman band, John Arkin ( percussion) Levon Henry (Saxophone and Clarinet) Peter Grant (slide guitar) formerly of The Dillards, Tim Hardin, and Hoyt Axton. The tour continued to a live performance on West Coast Live, then it was off to Saratoga to The Montalvo Winery for another show including famous author Maxine Hong and John Doe. The next night we were on the road again to The Freight and Salvage to complete the weekend with a full house. Then we were off to Ohio, Gary Indiana and Chicago for a week of fun and performance.. The next tour took Ramblin Jack and Billy D To Baltimore, Brooklyn, Virginia, and finally Nashville for a radio show on WSM and a concert with Peter Rowan at The City Winery, and The Muddy Roots Festival.

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Living On The Run CD Released!

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Living On The Run is a fine example of original song writing and story telling from an artist that has been around for many years playing and singing his way through every Dive Bar, Honky Tonk, and Beer Garden throughout the United State

Billy D is performing all over the Bay Area playing and singing his own special style of Music combining alternative original musical and vocal arrangements of contemporary and historical songs from every decade past and present.

Billy D is currently recording a new album of Original Country Drinking Songs.

The album will be entitled Dive Bar Billy featuring such songs as Drink My troubles Down

Have Another Shot Of Whiskey and more.

 

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