About the Artist
THE BILLYS (Bill Melanson and Billy Jonas) met in 1990 while accompanying singer-songwriter David Wilcox at the Black Mountain Folk Festival in North Carolina. While on stage they grabbed nearby recycling containers and led the audience in a spontaneous, improvised "re-percussion" jam. The response was overwhelming: THE BILLYS were born.
THE BILLYS made 2 recordings during their illustrious 5 year international career. The first, entitled "THE BILLYS," is available only on cassette and was recorded live at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina, and live in the studio at Possum Palace (see below).
For current information:
***Bill Melanson is a current member of "The Junk-A-Delic Orchestra", and can be reached at email@example.com
***Billy Jonas is touring nationally to support his latest CD "Life So Far" (which also features Bill Melanson on several songs).For booking a concert call Loyd Artists Agency at 800-476-6240, or e-mail info@loydartists.