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Showing posts with label Billy Barnett Band. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Billy Barnett Band. Show all posts

Monday, September 24, 2012

Stormy Monday - Bliiy Barnett Band

Billy was born in East St. Louis on December 11, 1959 into a musicial family. His mother played the organ and piano, and his father sang in the choir for the Dupo 1st Bapist Church. He started playing guitar at the age of 9, and also played trumpet in grade and high school. .. ......After seeing Andreas Segovia and Joe Pass in his senior year, Billy decided to study jazz and classical gutiar at SIU Edwardsville, Ill. Following college, he joined Street Corner Symphony- a touring band from the midwest. Twelve years later, he started his own band....... ......He has opened up for,or performed with many musicians.They range from Roy Orbison,The Neville Brothers,The John Scofield band,Jr Wells,R.L.Burnside,Kenny Brown,Johnnie Johnson,The Jean Luc Ponty band, to rockers like Nazareth,Reo speedwagon,Billy Corrigan,Yngwie Malsteem,Eric Gales,Chuck Berry...Old school blues James Cotton,Tommy Bankhead,Leon Estell to rockin the blues ala Smokin Joe Kubec,Ronnie Backer Brooks,,Performed with Bugs Henderson,s on his BBC special . and steel guitar wizard Robert Randolph.In Branson ,Missouri he played with Country fiddler Shoji Tabuchi for a season.Performed with WC handy award winner Jumping Johnny Sansone from New Orleans.He was a featured guitar instructor for Atlanta based Camp Jam performing with Derrick St Holmes of Ted Nugants Camp and 38 Specials Jeff Carlisi.He has released eight self produced CDs His latest"it,s not enuff"review in Vintage Guitar Magizine says"Billy and his band serve up a smorgasbord of american music" He recently was a featured artist on "The Set" Charter Cables new music program...... ......Currently, Billy teaches guitar and retails at a local guitar shop (Gravity Strings) and plays in various bands in St. Louis ,his original band, Solo Acoustic and the Smash Band with Radio Personality (Smash). His guitar talents have been used by several independent cds, and has been used in MTV's Road Rules and Let's Make a Band.. If you like what I’m doing, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! - ”LIKE”