Billy Pierce Band

Billy Pierce Band

Fri, February 22, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Billy Pierce Band
Billy Pierce Band
Billy Pierce is an internationally recognized slide guitarist/blues singer who is a touring/recording artist and session musician. Billy specializes in playing Louisiana-style blues with a Cajun twist, slide guitar blues in a contemporary style Bottleneck guitar. He has recorded 4 albums of blues music including "Take Me Back To the Delta", "Shapes of Soul." with his most recent release being “The Cosmic Blues Ensemble” with Kenny Githens. Each of his albums Billy has managed included a who’s who guest list of successful blues artists that have offered to help propel Billy into the heavens with his music gaining radio play around the world. Noteworthy for his reliance on original material (as opposed to re-arranged blues standards), each of those independent albums earned highly coveted 5-Star Ratings in such esteemed music-biz publications as Big City Rhythm & Blues, Living Blues and Blues Review. His “Take Me Back to the Delta” CD title track hit the national Blues Airplay Charts.

Mike 'pup' Williams' unparalleled bass style has helped shape & support many individual artists and bands, including Dave Walker (formerly with Savoy Brown Blues Band, Black Sabbath), George Thorogood, Garry Cogdell. Mark' Dr. Harmonica' Kenneally, Gary and Wayne Watson, The Melton Brothers, Lisa Jack, Sin City Band & others. His songwriting led John Mellencamp to produce his song, 'The Thrill Of It All' for Mitch Ryders' album, 'Never Kick A Sleeping Dog'. Born and raised in Wilmington, De, he is influenced by the musical diversity of the tristate area. Inspired by his continuing musical alliances, Mike has now joined with the great slide virtuoso Billy Pierce & Friends. Business as usual from blues to funk. His Kune Do is VERY STRONG!

Chris Sherlock is one of the most amazing drummers around, and no doubt the most recorded drummer in the Tristate area. Chris has drummed for some of the areas innovative and always copied bands, The Drinkers, the Blue Rocks, The Parent Johnson Band, Billy Burger Band, Blue Cat Blues, Jenny Bostick, Lonnie Shields, Vic Sadot and We Kids Rock just to name a few. While living in Nashville he did some playing with Johnny Neel and Tommy (Jenny Jenny) Tutone, the national band The Dusters. Chris wrote some of the Blue Rocks popular songs, Drive and Out on the Road, and is still crafting his songwriting. Chris teaches at the Arts Academy in the Grand Opera House. Anybody interested in drum lessons feel free to get in touch.
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
http://www.kennettflash.org