Bill grew up in Newark, Delaware in the 60's with coffee houses, a jazz scene and country music. He began playing guitar at age seven. His guitar heroine is the great Liona Boyd. Other musical influences include Francisco Tarrega, Andres Segovia, George Winston, Chet Baker, Lenny Breau, Terry Wedding, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Chet Atkins, Roy Buchanan, Les Paul, Bill Evans, Carlos Montoya, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, and Jerry Reed among others.
Bill works as a professional musician and is a member of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS). Bill plays a wide range of music and performs at many venues. Bill is accomplished on guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass. He plays with a jazz & blues band and performs often as a solo artist at weddings, pubs, book stores, schools, grand openings and both company and private events. Bill also teaches select students, and records at Ken-Del Studios in Stanton, Delaware.
When Bill plays finger style, he approaches chords and melody like a pianist. When he plays single line solos, he phrases notes like a horn player. In the recording studio he mixes songs beautifully, playing many of the instruments.
When Bill performs publicly as a solo artist he plays sets that include his own original compositions and covers of favorite songs.
Bill writes beautiful and unique melodies about love, friendship, pets, home, loss, spirituality and nature.
Check out the artist's website:
1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
2. The Gift of Christmas
3. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
4. Joy To The World
5. The First Noel
6. We Three Kings
7. Follow The Star
8. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
9. My Favorite Things
10. Deck The Halls
11. Jingle Bells
12. The Christmas Wish