The Windjammer – Front Beach, Isle of Palms, SC
Charleston's Premier Beach Club Since 1972
Tickets Available at Door
Your ticket will be at the door. Please bring your receipt.
“Have you read the Odyssey? I haven’t read that book in years,
How he killed off all her lovers, then he burst into tears.”– Sons of Bill, “Bad Dancer”
“The most arresting band I’ve heard in years.” — Garden and Gun
Bill Wilson is from central Virginia. He is professor emeritus of philosophical theology and southern literature at the University of Virginia; a singer, songwriter, and a father of six. His three eldest sons, along with long-time musical compadres Seth Green and Todd Wellons, started a rock band upon their return to Virginia, and they called it Sons of Bill.
Tickets are $10 at the Door (Doors: 9:00).
Having been voted the best band in Charlottesville for the last 4 years running, Sons of Bill grew beyond being just Charlottesville’s best kept secret in 2012 with their third full-length album, Sirens. Produced by fellow Virginian David Lowery (Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven) the album debuted #12 on Billboard among new artists and garnered the band its first taste of critical acclaim for its mix of introspective lyricism and rock-and-roll bravado. As one writer put it– “It’s like southern gothic arena rock… it somehow manages to be fatalistic and triumphant at the same time.” With a live show known to evolve from acoustic ballads into sweaty stage dives, Sons of Bill has always kept a grueling tour schedule on both sides of the Atlantic, sharing the stage with artists ranging from My Morning Jacket to the Drive-By Truckers and playing coveted slots at Bonnaroo, ACL Fest, and SXSW.
For Record Store Day in the spring of 2013 Sons of Bill is set to release a limited edition 7″ Vinyl 45, “Bad Dancer,” on locally based Warhen Records, followed by a tour across the States. An outsider’s anthem, the band describes the song as a love letter to their fans– “It’s for the John Cusacks and the Holden Caulfields–those who love hard but still linger on the outskirts of things. It’s something I see in so many of the people that are drawn to the music we make, and I wanted to write them a song. A rock-and-roll love song for the awkward lovers– A dance song for the bad dancers.”