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Bill Abernathy / Press

“Bill Abernathy, 56, has been writing songs and playing guitar for most of his life, though it’s rarely been his focus. Today, with two grown children and a well-established career as a logistics expert for a large multi-national company, Abernathy has reached the top of Reverbnation’s Americana chart with his very first album, Changes. “I always thought I was born out of time from a musical standpoint,” he says, adding that from about 1972, his main influence has been Dan Fogelberg. “I started listening to Fogelberg when I was about 13 years old when he came out with his first album, Home Free. While everyone else was listening to Reo Speedwagon and disco, I was listening to Folgelberg, Loggins and Messina, Stephen Stills, Paul Simon, and John Denver.” Though being recognized as a musician has been a fun experience for Abernathy, he says the real rewards of making music are more personal. “It helps you understand who you are,” he says. “I think the benefit is to find ”

“Not only was Bill Abernathy on last Tuesday's broadcast but he garnered some wonderful comments from the main listeners there. This man can write a great song and make it even better with his wonderful arrangement and vocals.”

“Willow Creek “The dreamy, story teller like, vocals of this song invoke thoughts of gathering around the hearth to listen to tales of old. A very folksy and emotional song that speaks to the country boy and girl in everyone. The melody is familiar and lulls the mind into a relaxed state. The rhythm of the drums is simple and yet compelling. The inner child of every listener will be swept away on a journey into the idyllic farms of the old days, even if they never personally experienced those places.””

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“Bill and I received your CD yesterday and had the chance to listen to it yesterday evening. What a wonderful project you have put together! The guitar work in your songs is absolutely wonderful! I will have to say my favorite song is still Willow Creek....Bill's favorite is your take on "Follow Your Dreams"...which I would have to say is my second favorite! Your entire album is beautifully put together.....I am sure you will do well! It is wonderful that we have discovered your music also. We'll keep in touch! Cindy and Bill~OPUS MOON”

“Changes “The element of this song has a very high impact in our everyday life, and also resulted in a powerful; impact on society. The artist attitudes and language in a way few other social developments have equaled.” “I love calm soothing introductions to songs. Right off the back it will give a different mood of the song. "change is never easy" That's for sure. This quote is awesome. A lot of people could also relate to this at some point in there life. The guitar really gives this track a lot of potential through out the song. "Everything were destined to be" Awesome quote!””

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“Yuppie Blues “I like the sound of the artist singing his lyrics. He has a style of his own singing in a country, hardcore, rugged singing voice. The guitar player was jamming on the guitar his melody of playing was excellent. The artist lyrics was about walking that very thin line. I suppose it's about life choices. Nevertheless the song was creative and fun to listen to.””

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“Whiskey Road “This has a very intriguing sound to it. the mix of the instrumentals in this song has a real fresh mix to them. The singer gives a real gritty performance, his singing has a real style to it. Something that really resonates thru the song. :ove how he plays the song and how he uses his voice to bring out the lyrics. this one really has that personality””

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“Meant To Be -“An unbelievable intro the guitar work was outstanding and perfectly played. The layers of chords and picking really melded well together. When the vocalist started he had perfect pitch and did not come in to strong and stayed even throughout the whole song. Also, the lyrics were very engaging and I felt like I could connect pretty well with most of them. A very well performed song.””

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“Any Port In A Storm “Sold. A perfect match of two singers taking you through a story of life seen too many times. The blend of the two singers harmonies were refreshing to my ears. My inner self kept sayin yup...yup...yup while listening to the arrangement and lyrics. the instrumentals in this song were great and complimented both singers at just the right time. The acoustics and vocals made me teary. This song would definitely touch many as a song that may be played to help someone through a difficult time...knowing someone else out there has felt the same way.””

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“Whiskey Road “ Really rockin country song here with some deeply layered guitars. A whole army of acoustic guitars here with slides and tons of great riffs greets you right off the bat in this song. I think this song uses really creative uses of the slide playing here that you wouldn't normally hear if you didn't have such a big representation of acoustics but it really works out with this song. Great drums do an awesome job of supporting the mix of guitars here with the bass guitar's help, they both do a great job of supporting this mix, and the mix overall is very good for such a wide array of textures here in this song. some quality vocals here in this song that lead this song through a lot of changes, and deal with making the right choices in traveling. I think its very fitting for the style of song this is and honestly this song has a lot of appeal to fans of folk music as well as country, I enjoyed it a lot.””

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“Willow Creek “Awesome instrumentals and perfect voice! Sounds like a legend. Sometimes you hear a song and just know it's perfect and this song is one of them! I see a great future and success ahead. Melody and vocals are perfect, lyrics about relationships with close ones appeal to mass audience. Great minds produce extraordinary work!””

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“Willow Creek “The song started out real slow, sounded really nice. His voice followed that of the rhythm, calm. He rhymes and sings with such tenderness. He tell you a story, one you can listen to. With his voice soft and inviting, this song is a definite keeper. He sounds so calm yet so happy. The rhythm has such a soft happiness to it. This song is such a great song! It's perfectly combined with his voice and the rhythm, sounds like a sweet goodnight lullaby.””

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“Willow Creek “I love the Jethro Tull style picking and strumming on the guitar! The vocals are also very unique and truly memorable, the lead singer has a remarkably beautiful style. The lyrics are reminiscent of the singer's past, which leads a story telling quality to it as well. This song was the perfect length with incredible vocals and vocal harmonies! The violin was perfectly used as well, and gave the song a truly melodic feel. The bass line can easily be missed, but was also impressive. This is real quality.””

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