Bill has been a professional musician for over 35 years, performing throughout the US and seven foreign countries. A studio musician and arranger, he plays many instruments in a wide variety of musical styles including Jazz, R&B, Popular, Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Folk. He also writes his own promos.
Long & Storied Career
Bill studied classical piano for nine years, performed at the 1964 World’s Fair (NC’s Awarded #1 High School Durham High School Wind Ensemble), appeared in concert with Stan Getz at age 16 (baritone horn), and played guitar with the ECU Jazz Ensemble. Bill was a founding member of successful bands Heartwood, Nightshift, and now The Troupers.
He has performed in concert with musical artists, including Herbie Mann, Kirk Whalum, Steve Martin, The Four Tops, The Neville Brothers, Alex Bugnon, Nagi, Asleep At The Wheel, Jerry Jeff Walker, Boz Scaggs, Melissa Manchester, Hiram Bullock, Richard Elliot, Vassar Clemmons, Byron Berline, John Hartford, John Hammond Jr., Jim Stafford, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and David Allen Coe.
He has been a member of The Stanley Baird Group, The Tarwater Band (including the novelists Clyde Edgerton, Susan Ketchin, Lee Smith, and Bill Henderson), Mainstream, and The Fabulous Shades.
Call (919) 621-5984 or contact us today to book The Troupers for your next event! From our base in North Carolina, we are available anywhere in the United States or internationally.