A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960’s. Singing mostly his own songs, he has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene today, performing nearly 200 concerts a year and driving over 65,000 miles annually. He weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances and one reviewer wrote, ‘He has a sense of timing to match the best standup comic.’
Over the decades, Bill has sung on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, HBO’s award winning seriesDeadwood, and Public Radio’sMountain Stage. Additionally, his music has been used in a number of films including Off and Running, with Cyndi Lauper, and The Return of the Secaucus Seven, John Sayles’ debut as a writer- director.
Bill has recorded 26 albums and his songs have been recorded by many artists including Peter, Paul, and Mary, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, The Highwaymen, Mason Williams, Grandpa Jones, Jerry Jeff Walker, Nanci Griffith, Glen Yarborough and others.