An Americana songwriter packing an enormous emotional punch. Image filled lyrics presented with guts and blood and the earnestness of a man colored by the brush of time.
“Billy Eli is a Texas treasure. He’s like a nice bottle of tequila, sometimes smooth, other times it kicks your ass. Drink him in. And by all means, swallow the worm.”
- Michael Buffalo Smith
Read Billy’s latest interview in Kudzoo Magazine.
Billy’s 2011t album is “Hell Yeah!” an 11 song tour through a shifting country-rock landscape of loss, love, and life. The album reached #12 on the Roots Music Report’s Roots-rock chart, and spent 16 weeks total in the top 40. The album was #67 on the Top 100 Roots Country Albums of 2011.
Read about Billy Eli in this book. Sue Donahoe and her husband Mike owned Local Flavor, a record store that carried only local, independent records from Austin musicians. This book tells anecdotes and war stories about a unique period in Austin’s music history, covering dozens of musicians big and small, including our own Billy Eli.
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