Billy West Guitarist Maggie Valley

Acoustic Guitar from Maggie Valley, NC - Will travel up to 100 miles
2 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2019
BOOKED 8 days ago

$200 - $1000 per event
About
Billy West began the musical odyssey in the Tampa Bay area at sixteen, singing and strumming folk, country and bluegrass on acoustic guitars. In his eighteenth year he began to dabble in electric guitar, and was forever changed!
Billy headed North to the Berklee College of Music, got baptised in mainstream jazz, and survived to tell the tales.

He spent the next sixteen years based in Boston, MA playing in numerous bands (so many at the same time!); performing general business music as well as original rock; occasional session work as a singer, guitarist and bassist; one particular sideline was a serious bluegrass band, where Bill developed some flatpickin' technique on the mandolin.

West returned to the Tampa Bay area in 1997, and was a “weekend-warrior” rocker for the next ten years--again spicing the sounds of occasional recording projects.

The most recent years have seen Billy return to performing acoustic guitar music full-time as a soloist here in Western North Carolina--during the day for seniors at assisted-living, rehab, etc.; evenings at intimate acoustic-oriented venues. The two different markets require different music, and Billy has developed a vast repertoire spanning centuries rather than decades!

Billy says, “I've developed a 'Night and Day' personality(great Cole Porter song, btw!): the 'Day' me covers vocal and instrumental music from 1960's Sinatra-style back to eighteenth century Baroque pieces. The 'Night' me covers popular vocal and fingerstyle music from the 60's to now that inspires me, along with some of my own compositions.”


Billy's numerous inspirations include Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Richard Smith, Pat Donohue, Tony Rice, Steve Howe, traditional Delta and Piedmont blues, Stephen Stills, CSN, Hot Tuna, Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews, NRBQ, The Band, Beatles, Stones, The Who, Yes, Joe Jackson, Jethro Tull, Queen, ahhh too many more to list! He boils all those tunes into a spicy-singing-fingerpicking-flatpicking-gumbo that displays an original take on these time-honored artists, and reinforces his motto:

Vocals & Guitar, Any Style, Any Occasion!
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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Sep
28
Corporate Function
Young Harris, GA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Oct
12
Private Party
Marshall, NC
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
No Past Events
Bye Bye Blackbird
Henderson/Dixon
Chattanooga Choo-Choo
Warren/Gordon
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Irving Berlin
Butch Cassidy & Sundance medley
Burt Bacharach
Do You Know What It Means..
Louis Armstrong
Dream A Little Dream
Louis Armstrong
Frankie & Johnny
Lighten Brothers
God Bless The Child
Billie Holliday
Guitar Rag
Merle Travis
Hard Times
Stephen Foster
Hello Dolly
Louis Armstrong
I Walk The Line
Johnny Cash
My Blue Heaven
Gene Austin
Swing On A Star/ Play Guitar
Pat Donohue
Stealing From Chet
Pat Donohue
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Nat King Cole
Ramblin Rose
Nat King Cole
For Everyman
Jackson Browne
Mississippi
Bob Dylan
New Kid In Town
Eagles
Dark Star
Stephen Stills
Mohammed's Radio
Warren Zevon
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Gordon Lightfoot
Don Quixote
Gordon Lightfoot
Cold On The Shoulder
Gordon Lightfoot
If I Don't Have You
NRBQ
Do What You Gotta Do
New Grass Revival
Can We Still Be Friends
Todd Rundgren
Ain't She Sweet
Ager/Yellen
Sweet Georgia Brown
Ben Bernie
She Caught The Katy
Taj Mahal
Hot Tamales
Robert Johnson
Roundabout
Yes
What Would You Say
Dave Matthews
You Can't Get What You Want
Joe Jackson
Breaking Us In Two
Joe Jackson
Is She Really Going Out With Him
Joe Jackson
Under Pressure (instr.)
Queen
A Bone Through Her Nose
Richard Thompson
Valerie
Richard Thompson
Scotland The Brave
Traditional
4+20
Stephen Stills
Age
Jim Croce
All For You
Sister Hazel
All The Time In The World
Subdudes
America
Paul Simon
Americana medley
Roy Zimmerman et.al.
And Like That
BB King
Angelina (instr.)
Tommy Emmanuel
Ants Marching
Dave Matthews
Behind Blue Eyes
The Who
Bitch
Elton John
Black Cow
Steely Dan
Black Queen
Stephen Stills
Blood Brother (instr.)
Tommy Emmanuel
Bluebird
Stephen Stills
Bohemian Rhapsody (instr.)
Queen
Caprice (instr.)
Carcassi
Clap (instr.)
Steve Howe
Classical Gas (instr.)
Mason Williams
Close To You (instr.)
Burt Bacharach
Cowboy In The Jungle
Jimmy Buffett
Crazy Fingers
Grateful Dead
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen
Crosscut Saw
Albert King
Dead Flowers
Rolling Stones
Diary Of A Man Who Vanished
Steve Howe
El Vaquero (instr.)
Chet Atkins
Etude (instr.)
Carulli
FM
Steely Dan
For Lou's Blues (instr.)
West
Franklin's Tower
Grateful Dead
Genesis
Hot Tuna
Geneva Tumbleweed (instr.)
West
Hesitation Blues
Reverend Gary Davis
Hope Street (instr.)
Tommy Emmanuel
Hymn 43
Jethro Tull
I Am The Light Of This World
Reverend Gary Davis
In My Life (instr.)
Lennon/McCartney
In The Course of The Day (instr.)
Steve Howe
It's My Job
Jimmy Buffett
Just Like You
West
Linus & Lucy (instr.)
Vince Guaraldi
Look Of Love (instr.)
Burt Bacharach
Lute Concerto, 2nd Movement
Vivaldi
Maple Leaf Rag (instr.)
Scott Joplin
Masquerade (instr.)
Steve Howe
Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodleoo
Grateful Dead
Nine Pound Hammer
Traditional
No Such Thing (instr.)
John Mayer
Over The Rainbow (instr.)
Arlen/Harburg
Pure And Easy
The Who
Roads And Roads &
Hot Tuna
Rock & Roll Woman
Stephen Stills
Rubin's Jig (instr.)
West
Saint Of Circumstance
Grateful Dead
Save It For Later
The Beat
Sergeant Pepper medley
Lennon/McCartney
Shadow Captain
David Crosby
Silver Belle Sonata (instr.)
West
Since I've Been Loving You
Led Zeppelin
Skating Away
Jethro Tull
Solisbury Hill
Peter Gabriel
Sonatina (instr.)
Clementi
Terrapin Station
Grateful Dead
The Endless Road (instr.)
Tommy Emmanuel
The Entertainer (instr.)
Scott Joplin
The Golden Mean (instr.)
Steve Howe
The Longest Time (instr.)
Billy Joel
The Music Never Stopped
Grateful Dead
The Rain Song
Led Zeppelin
The TE Ranch (instr.)
Tommy Emmanuel
The Watkins Man (instr.)
Chet Atkins
Those Who Wait (instr.)
Tommy Emmanuel
Trambone (instr.)
Chet Atkins
Traveling Clothes (instr.)
Tommy Emmanuel
Uncle John's Band
Grateful Dead
US Blues
Grateful Dead
Wahoo! (instr.)
West
Walkin' Cane
Traditional
What's So Funny..
Nick Lowe
White Rhythm & Blues
JD Souther
Why You Been Gone So Long
Traditional
Windy & Warm (instr.)
Chet Atkins
Won't Get Fooled Again
The Who
Acoustic Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Oldies Guitar
Blues Acoustic Guitar
Country Acoustic Guitar
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Please note Billy West Guitarist Maggie Valley will also travel to Waynesville, Hazelwood, Lake Junaluska, Balsam, Clyde, Sylva, Canton, Whittier, Webster, Dillsboro, Cherokee, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Hartford, Candler, Leicester, Cosby, Biltmore Lake, Balsam Grove, Glenville, Enka, Bryson City, Hot Springs, Del Rio, Alexander, Lake Toxaway, Franklin, Asheville, Brevard, Pisgah Forest.
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