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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Billy D “Enjoy Life”
Billy D and Ramblin Jack Elliott had a wonderful touring season in 2019 crossing America with sold out shows all of the way. The tour schedule continued with another cross country adventure with Todd Snider in October selling out shows all of the way. We were very fortunate to have Taylor Swifts bus for this Historic tour. After returning from our wonderful tour experience with Todd we were on the road again to Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. “It’s been fantastic to be traveling all over the country with such fine artists and musical influences to guide me in my own creative performing and writing experience”. 2020 promises to be full of exciting adventures playing with Ramblin Jack Elliott, doing my solo shows as well, and my New Album Release in August. I’ll be putting New Songs up on my Reverb Nation Site as I complete each song. Just go to my home page at billydmusic.net, scroll down and hit reverb nation on my calendar to get in.
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 States. In 2019 Billy D has been touring with Ramblin Jack Elliott all over America and up into Canada starting in San Diego and working their way up through California, Oregon, and Washington to finally performing at The Vancouver Folk Festival. Billy D is the only artist that has toured with Ramblin Jack Elliot as a guitar duet since Jack’s partnership with Daryl Adams 60 years ago.
A tour with renowned singer songwriter Todd Snider, Ramblin Jack Eliott and Billy D in October 2019 was set in motion starting in Boulder Colorado and crossing America for a fantastic sold out three week tour. Upon returning, Jack and Billy D headed for Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas for more sold out performances before heading back to to finish out the tour season with a final performance at The Woody Guthrie Center in Oklahoma.
Billy D is currently recording a new album of Original Country and Americana songs for 2020 with a touch of Irish thrown in with a new track entitled” I’m an Irish Man”. Nine more Original songs will be included on this new compilation which promises to be the best Musical Work of Billy D so far.