2013 is Here

After 3 almost totally unproductive weeks lol….Picking things up again with AxeHammerSaw.Axe Hammer Saw, if you haven’t heard yet, is a jug-style band with me and my axe, Jerry Hagins with his claw-hammer banjo, and Erin Keyfitz with her musical saw.  Erin also does a lot of singing in this band.  The music is a mix between my original songs, and some very cool covers, including traditional folk songs and non-folk songs done in an Axe Hammer Saw folk style.  You can check us out more on Facebook. We’re pretty close to having our record done and we have a show next Friday, January 11 at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, TX. We’ll be heading up to the Washington DC area in March for a few selected shows. In related news my other recording project “The Unexplainable Billy Eli” is in it’s final few weeks of production. I really like the record Doug Robinson put together for me. Some of ya’ll have heard a few of the unmastered trax…Hopefully everybody will get to hear it soon. Keep ya’lls fingers crossed for an early Summer release....

Trumansburg NY show moved to Dorothy’s Music Room

Billy Eli’s scheduled show in Trumansburg, NY on Nov. 3 has been moved to Dorothy’s Music Room.   The orginal venue, the Rongo, has closed.  Fortunately, Dorothy, right next door to the Rongo on Main street in T-burg, has stepped up and added Billy Eli to her Saturday night schedule.  You can see Billy and the Flying Aceto Brothers on Saturday, Nov 3 at 9pm.  This show will include brand new songs from the upcoming album, “The Unexplainable Billy Eli,” produced by Ithaca’s own Doug Robinson, who will also be playing bass for the Nov 3 show. Eric Aceto joins on fiddle....

Madison WI show to benefit Gio’s Garden

We are very excited to be supporting a wonderful organization while Billy is in Madison WI. A portion of the proceeds from tomorrow night’s show will be donated to Gio’s Garden, a fabulous non-profit organization that provides respite and a variety of other services to families who have special needs kids.  As you may know, Billy has two special needs kids of his own, and appreciates all the great folks out there who take the time to provide services of all kinds for these very hard-working families. The show is Thursday, Oct 11 in Madison WI at the The Brink Lounge, along with songwriter Robert J.  Tickets are $5, and additional donations are appreciated. Billy will be stopping by the Gio’s Garden Center before his show.   If you can’t make the show, consider donating an item from their wishlist – they have only been open since June and are still in need of many basic low cost items.  It’s a great way to make your own day better....

iPhone/Android Billy Eli App

We now have an app for your smartphone.  Available for download here the app lets you follow facebook and twitter posts, check the show schedule, find music and more.  Let us know what you think.  ...

Spartanburg SC Show

  Hearts of the South and KUDZOO Magazine present a fund raiser for Hearts of the South, an organization that aids uninsured southern musicians and their families.This show features Austin, Texas singer/songwriter BILLY ELI; along with MICHAEL BUFFALO SMITH & THE HASH-A-PLENTY ALL STARS (featuring DONNIE WINTERS) ; THE SILVER TRAVIS BAND; and SURPRISE GUESTS! There will be an auction of memorabilia and other cool stuff …. Buffalo’s new book PRISONER OF SOUTHERN ROCK will be available for purchase. COVER IS ONLY $10!! Don’t Miss it! The Cellar of Spartanburg 1071 Fernwood Glendale Rd, Spartanburg...

Billy Eli and Robert J on the Brink

Madison, Wisconsin is the first stop on Billy’s fall tour.  A show at the Brink with popular Madison performer Robert J will be Billy’s first appearance in Madison in 18 years!  The Brink Lounge is at 701 E. Washington.  The show starts at 7:30 and the cover is a mere $5.  Take a moment and invite a few friends to meet you there – click on Facebook to like Billy’s page and get the party started early....