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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Singer/songwriter on a variety of topics. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame Honoree who entertains with an acoustic set of Americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, and original tunes with family-friendly jokes and tidbits of music history. I can entertain solo or with a band.
Constantly on the lookout for musicians who can work with an ad hoc lineup and are available for serious rehearsals.
Try my email: musicbill369 at or phone 770 339 3668 or website: .billlongmusic

Screen name:
MusicBill
Member since:
May 14 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Woodie Guthrie, Michael Nesmith, Willie Nelson, The Skillet Lickers, Hank Williams, Joni Mitchell, The Byrds, Warren Zevon, Frank Zappa, Phil Tanner, Lawrence Humphries, Howard Eckard, Tom Gaston, Wendell Greason, Sally Stites, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Duane Allman, Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Emmylou Harris, the Carter Family, George Harrison, John Prine, Ralph Stanley, Center Stage, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Glenn Miller, Alison Krauss.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic steel string guitar, electric bass, standup bass, mandolin, kazoo, tambourine, acoustic nylon string guitar, 12 string guitar, harmonica, washboard, microphones, snare drum, PA system.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

The Heard with Bill Long, Sally Stites, John Simpson, and Russell Sagon will entertain with 2 hours of acoustic tunes. Come enjoy good time tunes and unique experiences through the passionate brewing of the finest quality craft beers. No cover $. 265 Newton Bridge Rd, Athens, Georgia 30607

Bill Long will entertain with acoustic Americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, and original tunes and family friendly jokes and bits of music history. Come enjoy the tunes and shop the local vendors offering a variety of produce, homemade goods, and more! The Market opens at 10, music from 10:30 to 12:30, and the Market closes at 1 PM.

Bill Long will entertain with a set of acoustic tunes from 6 to 8 PM on Saturday evening, September 7 at the Grayson Coffee House. Come enjoy great coffee with the comfortable warmth and friendship of neighborhood coffee, all set in the heart of an old Grayson home and family friendly tunes. Support Live Music!
And, here's their website: https://graysoncoffeehouse.com/

The Heard with Bill Long, Sally Stites, John Simpson, Dennis Fincher, and Russell Sagon will entertain on Stage 2 from 2 to 3 PM. The Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival originated as a way to encourage cultural understanding and friendship through international music, dance, games, food and crafts. The Festival has received many awards over the years for Best Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Festival and Events Association. It has also been selected over the years as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Admission is Free with $5 daily parking
Weekend parking passes are available for $8
Tour Buses: $8 daily fee
No Pets Please!

Bill Long will entertain in the Sound Garden from noon to 1 PM with a set of acoustic tunes. Come enjoy a set of Americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, and original tunes with family-friendly jokes and bits of music history. The Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival originated as a way to encourage cultural understanding and friendship through international music, dance, games, food and crafts. The Festival has received many awards over the years for Best Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Festival and Events Association. It has also been selected over the years as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Admission is Free with $5 daily parking
Weekend parking passes are available for $8
Tour Buses: $8 daily fee
No Pets Please!

The Bluegrass Symphony with Sally Stites, Bill Long, Russell Sagon, John Simpson, Al McLeod, Dennis Fincher, Rick Holder, and more will entertain at the 2019 Jefferson Foliage Fest on Saturday, March 16. Come enjoy this great celebration of live musical performances, arts and craft vendors, food and drink vendors, as well as a large variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers for sale. Plus, special guest Walter Reeves will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Free parking and entry and there is a play ground for kids. Jefferson City Park, Jefferson, GA. 10 AM to 4 PM.

The Heard with Bill Long, Sally Stites, John Simpson, and Russell Sagon will entertain in the afternoon from 3 to 5 on March 10 at Terrapin Beer Co, 265 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, GA. Come enjoy a set of acoustic tunes and unique experiences through the passionate brewing of the finest quality craft beers. Good brews, good music. Y'all come!

The Heard with Bill Long, Sally Stites, Russell Sagon, and Dennis Fincher will entertain from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Terrapin Beer Company, Athens, GA. Come enjoy 2 hours of acoustic tunes and great beer in the Classic City.

The Sun Room Gang with Sally Stites, Bill Long, Russell Sagon, Al McLeod, and Dennis FIncher will entertain for the seniors of First Baptist Church of Jefferson, GA.

Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega, GA Gold Museum Square from 2 to 5 PM. The Heard with Bill Long, Sally Stites, Al McLeod, Ricky Payne, and Russell Sagon will host the Appalachian Jam at the Dahlonega Gold Museum Square from 2 to 5 PM on August 19. Come sit in the north Georgia shade, enjoy lively acoustic music from The Heard and local musicians, and dine and shop in downtown Dahlonega. Visit the website for more info: http://dahlonegadda.org/events/appjam

The Sun Room Gang with Bill Long, Sally Stites, Russell Sagon, and Dennis Fincher will open the day with an hour of bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, and original tunes at the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival. The City of Conyers is proud to present the 36th Annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival on March 25 & 26, 2017 at the Georgia International Horse Park (Rain or Shine). There is a $5.00 charge for one day parking or an $8.00 parking pass to attend both days of the festival. There is no admission fee. No pets please

The Sun Room Gang with Sally Stites, Bill Long, Russell Sagon, and Floyd Tolman will close the day with a set of acoustic tunes at the Jefferson Foliage Fest. This event was founded and is organized by the Jefferson Heritage Tree Council for the purpose of helping maintain a healthy tree canopy through tree planting and communicating the importance of trees. From 10 AM to 4 PM, no admission.
http://www.jeffersontreecouncil.org/7.html

Support Live Music: Bill Long will host the Monroe Farmers' Market acoustic jam on Saturday, May 14 from 9 AM to noon. Local musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and tunes and join the jam. Come shop the market for locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, jams, jellies, plants, flowers coffee and crafts and play a few acoustic tunes. Bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, acoustic rock, original tunes welcome. The Market opens at 8:30 and closes at 1 PM on Court Street in downtown Monroe, GA.

Support Live Music! And this one is free. The Now and Then Band with Bill Long, Bo Edwards, Russell Sagon, Ricky Payne, and Larry Germain will entertain along with a great lineup of bands at the Jefferson Foliage Fest on March 19. Come to the Jefferson City Park celebrate the coming of spring at this annual plant sale and enjoy a day of music and entertainment from 10 AM to 4:30 PM.

Support Live Music: Bill Long, Bo Edwards, Russell Sagon, and Ricky Payne will host the Monroe Farmers' Market acoustic jam on Saturday, September 19 from 9 AM to noon. Local musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and tunes and join the jam. Come shop the market for locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, jams, jellies, plants, flowers coffee and crafts and play a few acoustic tunes. Bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, acoustic rock, original tunes welcome. The Market opens at 8:30 and closes at 1 PM on Court Street in downtown Monroe, GA.

Support Live Music! The Now and Then Band with Bill Long, Bo Edwards, Russell Sagon, and Ricky Payne will entertain with their acoustic music, family-friendly jokes, and bits of music history at Bread Coffeehouse, a free coffeehouse for Emory students. Bread Coffeehouse is a place unlike any other on campus…a place where good coffee flows freely, yummy treats are served daily, where residents and staff know your name, where you will be treated with love no matter what you believe.

James R Langwell (JR) will host a live set of acoustic tunes from Bill Long on his Old Bunkhouse show on WRFG 89.3 FM on Wednesday, September 16 from 9 to 10 PM. Tune in or listen to the webcast at 9 PM for an hour of homegrown and traditional tunes.
Here's the website: http://wrfg.org/

Support Live Music! The Now and Then Band with Bill Long, Bo Edwards, Russell Sagon, and Ricky Payne will close the day with their mix of acoustic music at the Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival. The festival is from noon to 5 PM. Join us for an afternoon in the park with live old time music, arts and crafts vendors and good food. This will be Don Carter State Park's second annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival.

Bill Long will be in the group at Newnan Unplugged at Ten East Washington on Saturday, April 18. Come enjoy an evening of good food and original songs hosted by Kris Youmans

The Sun Room Gang with Sally Stites, Bill Long, Russell Sagon, and Clyde Beck will entertain from 1 to 2:30 PM at PetFest at Crowe's Lake, Jefferson, GA. This event is sponsored by the Jackson County Humane Society. It goes from 10 AM to 4 PM and features a pet friendly outdoor event with arts and crafts, vendors, children’s activities, live animals, rescue groups, dachshund races, entertainment,demonstrations, contests and more.

Support Live Music: Bill Long, Bo Edwards, and Russell Sagon will host the Monroe Farmers' Market acoustic jam on Saturday, October 4 from 9AM to noon. Local musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and tunes and join the band. Come shop the market for locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, jams, jellies, plants, flowers coffee and crafts while listening to acoustic tunes. The Market opens at 8:30 on Court Street in downtown Monroe, GA and the band sets up on the corner of Court and S Broad Streets.

Support Live Music: Bill Long, Bo Edwards, and Russell Sagon will host the Monroe Farmers' Market acoustic jam on Saturday, September 20 from 9AM to noon. Local musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and tunes and join the band. Come shop the market for locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, jams, jellies, plants, flowers coffee and crafts while listening to acoustic tunes. The Market opens at 8:30 on Court Street in downtown Monroe, GA and the band sets up on the corner of Court and S Broad Streets.

The Now & Then Band with Bill Long, Bo Edwards, and Russell Sagon will entertain with their acoustic mix of Americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and original music a show from 11 AM to 1 PM. Come enjoy a day of family-friendly fun. Pick your fun at the annual "Apple Pickin' Jubilee" where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig races, visit the petting farm, take a wagon ride through the orchard, visit the Moonshine Museum and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage. Visit the playground and ride the giant slide down the mountain. Open Daily: 9:00am - 6:00pm (Sep. & Oct.) 9:00am - 5:00pm (Nov.) Admission: $7/person; Additional $3/person for the Petting Zoo. http://hillcrestorchards.net/. 9696 Hwy 52 E, Ellijay, GA.

Bill Long, Russell Sagon, Bo Edwards and Dennis Fincher will host the Monroe Farmers' Market acoustic jam on Saturday, June 14 from 9AM to noon. Local musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and tunes and join the band. Come shop the market for locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, jams, jellies, plants, flowers coffee and crafts while listening to acoustic tunes. The Market opens at 8:30 on Court Street in downtown Monroe, GA.

The Now and Then Band with Bill Long, Bo Edwards and Russell Sagon will entertain at The Greater Good Barbecue on Howell Mill Road in Tucker, GA on Sunday, May25 from 6 to 7 PM. Come enjoy great BBQ and music and stay for the open jam from 7 to 8. No cover, donations appreciated.

Support Live Music! The Now and Then Band with Bill Long, Bo Edwards and Russell Sagon will be co-headliners with The Mallow Brothers Band at the Newborn Schoolhouse Front Porch Acoustic Series. Come enjoy comfortable seating in the old school auditorium and an evening of old time acoustic entertainment starting at 5 PM with an open jam and headliners at 7 PM. The school lunchroom will be open and serving BBQ, dogs and burgers. No cover, contributions to support continuing the series will be greatly appreciated. The Old Newborn Schoolhouse is at 4326 Highway 142, Newborn, GA 30056.

Bill Long will entertain with a set of traditional and popular old time tunes from 1 to 2 PM for Grace Arbor at the First Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, GA. Everyone is invited for this fellowship and fun.

The Now & Then Band with Bill Long, Bo Edwards, Steve Back and Russell Sagon will entertain with their acoustic mix of Americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and original music with shows from 1 to 2 PM and 3 to 4 PM. Come enjoy a day of family-friendly fun. Pick your fun at the annual "Apple Pickin' Jubilee" where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig races, visit the petting farm, take a wagon ride through the orchard, visit the Moonshine Museum and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage. Visit our playground and ride our giant slide down the mountain. open Daily: 9:00am - 6:00pm (Sep. & Oct.) 9:00am - 5:00pm (Nov.) Admission: $7/person; Additional $3/person for the Petting Zoo.

The Now & Then Band with Bill Long, Bo Edwards, Steve Back and Russell Sagon will entertain from 4 to 6 PM with their traditional and original acoustic music at the Cornerstone Fellowship Family Festival. The Dona Bopp Band will entertain from 2:30 to 3:30. Come enjoy this free family-oriented festival with music, games and BBQ. Bring your own chair and pickers will be invited to the chip in a tune or 2. Cornerstone Fellowship, 2050 Hurricane Shoals Rd, Dacula, Georgia 30019.

Bill Long will entertain at the Monroe, Georgia Farmer's Market on June 1 from 98 AM to noon. Come to the historic Monroe Court Square for a set of acoustic original and traditional music and shop for locally grown produce.

Bill Long, Ronnie Garmon, Jimmy Craft and friends will entertain as the Center Stage Band at Hillcrest Orchards with shows at 1:30 and 3 PM on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Come enjoy the live music under covered seating, tour the apple orchard and let your kids be entertained with pig races, milking the cow, and many other events. $6 admission. On Hwy 52 south of Ellijay.

JJ O'Brien will host Bill Long for a live set on his Back Alley Pork Roost show on WREK 91.1 FM with simulcast on the internet at http://www.wrek.org/bapr/ on Sunday, September 16 from 9 to 10 PM. Listen in for some good old time acoustic tunes.

Bill Long will open the show for Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset with a set of acoustic guitar-based Americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, and original tunes. Admission: $10. Concession: All Beef Hot Dogs, Home made slaw, Chips, Cakes, Cookies, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Water, Fresh popcorn.

Bill Long will open the show from 7 to 7:45 PM for Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset with a set of acoustic guitar-based Americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, and original tunes. Admission: $10. Concession: All Beef Hot Dogs, Home made slaw, Chips, Cakes, Cookies, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Water, Fresh popcorn.

Bill Long will have a live broadcast of Americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, & original tunes hosted by JJ O'Brien on WREK 91.1 FM http://www.wrek.org/. Tune locally is or get it on the web.

Bill Long will entertain with The Wild Heard Band at the Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival at the Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA. Come enjoy a mix of Americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, and original tunes with family-friendly jokes and bits of music history.

Bill Long will entertain at the 2nd Annual Piedmont College Bluegrass Festival with a set of acoustic music, family-friendly jokes, and bits of music history. Come and stay all day and hear Curtis Blackwell & Teh Dixie Bluegrass Boyes, Shoal Creek, Joh Oliver & Carmel Ridge, Tomorrow's Yesterday, Nancy Creek, and more. $15 for all day admission. Concessions on site.

Arrendale Amphitheater
365 College Avenue
Demorest, GA

Bill Long will entertain with a mix of Americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, and original tunes at the Centennial Olympic Park's Music @ Noon series on Thursday, May 19 from noon to 1 PM.

Centennial Olympic Park
265 Park Avenue West
Atlanta, GA

The Appalachian Jam gives traditional mountain music players the chance to get together and celebrate the kind of music that has been performed in the Appalachian Mountains for generations.

Bill Long and Tom Gaston will host the Appalachian Jam on Saturday, May 14 from 2 to 5 PM at the Dahlongena Gold Museum Square.