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Billy D and the Hoodoos

Billy D and the Hoodoos

Blues / Rock / Roots Portland, OR  US
Somethin's Wrong
Somethin's Wrong
Whyya Do IT?
Whyya Do IT?
Hide My Heart
Hide My Heart

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Billy D and The Hoodoos - Somethin's Wrong

Shows

  • Sat

    Feb 28

    Albany, OR, US | 8:00pm

    Billy D is back at Flinns

  • 2014

    Dec 31

    Seaside, OR, US | 4:00pm

    2015 New Year's Eve at Gearhart Hotel - with live music by - Billy D & the HooDoos 2015 New Year's Eve at Gearhart Hotelwith live music byBilly D & the HooDoosGearhart Hotel | Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Make it a night to remember by booking our exclusive overnight package, which includes: Lodging for 2 in a cozy guestroom, including surprise amenities Dinner & drinks for 2 in the Sand Trap Pub ($140 credit to use) A sparkling wine toast at midnight Breakfast for 2 on New Years Day in the Sand Trap Pub ($30 credit to use)All 21 & over can enjoy the free music in Livingstones Room, where well have the live sounds of rockin blues with smokin rhythm by Billy D & The Hoodoos.Hello, 2015!About Billy D & the HooDoosThe HooDoos: The HooDoos are great local favorites at clubs and regional music festivals where their CD's regularly sell out and their sets drive crowds to hip-shaking delight. Enjoying his popularity and success in the New Mexico music scene, Billy's first love is writing the extremely popular songs featured by The HooDoos. The HooDoos are a musical force that continues to rock the Rhythm & Blues scene in New Mexico.Billy Desmond (Billy D): Billy's soulful approach to music has been praised by Albert King, Junior Wells, Humbert Sumlin, & Shawn Colvin among the many who have heard & appreciated his songwriting & guitar talent.Born on the south side of Chicago in the 50's, Billy grew up surrounded by R&B and the Blues, but as a child of the 50's his first love is Rock n' Roll. He started his professional career at 14, playing guitar at teen dances and private parties. By the age of 18 he was sneaking into the Blues clubs of Chicago to hear such greats as Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and James Cotton. Over the next 10 years he would work as a guitarist for Junior Wells, Big-Time Sarah, and Detroit Junior (Howlin' Wolf's piano player for 20 years). He would also garner a good deal of session work as a slide guitarist.In the early 1980's he formed his first band, Skip City Blues Band, which featured Billy as lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter. After 7 years of touring the Midwest, Billy moved to Los Angeles where he spent a year studying and working with Blues great Tony Matthews, guitarist for Little Richard and Ray Charles. Between 1989 and 1990 Billy also worked with the all-time best Blues violinist, Don "Sugarcane" Harris. In 1990 Billy began concentrating exclusively on developing his original material. In 1998 he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and began playing his original material in local clubs to great acclaim. Within a few years, The HooDoos were formed and in August of 2002, with the help of the best studio musicians in New Mexico, Billy released his first CD, Tales From Hollywood (Real and Imagined). In 2003, "She's the One" from this CD was the #1 requested Song by a Regional Artist at KTAO, the largest solar-powered radio station in the world. KTAO produces the annual SolarFest in Taos, New Mexico, where Billy and the HooDoos appeared that year with Robert Cray, Los Lonely Boys, and Shawn Colvin. In 2004 The HooDoos released their equally popular second CD, Rokdalbu!"Humbert Sumlin was sitting out front of the Kingston Mines on the front fender of his Oldsmobile 98 after my set. Lots of people were talking to him, of course. I was walking up to introduce myself to him, a little nervous because it's Humbert Sumlin for gods sake! He caught sight of me, rose up, walked over and hugged me. I cried! He talked about how glad he was to hear people like me playing, and sat in for the entire next set."website:http://www.billydandthehoodoos.comMap & Directions

  • 2014

    Dec 6

    Albany, OR, US | 9:00pm

    Show starts at 9pm

  • 2014

    Aug 22

    Berwyn, IL, US | 5:00pm

    Billy D and the Hoodoos, The Blue Coast Band and The Skid City Blues Band

  • 2014

    Aug 5

    Santa Fe, NM, US | 6:00pm

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  • Mark Reitenga (Artist)
    Mark Reitenga
    Really conveys the Dread. In something's wrong
  • Mag Pie (Artist)
    Mag Pie
    Had to listen. Somethin's Wrong is sweet. Mag Pie. :-)
  • brYdn (Artist)
    brYdn
    yo Billy D and the Hoodoos!
  • Butterfly Breakdown (Artist)
    Butterfly Breakdown
    Hello There Mr. D! Stoppin by to show some Love!! Peace!!!! Zay and Anastasia
  • Spirits Of Another Day (Artist)
    Spirits Of Another Day
    Sweet ! Peace from Sunny Detroit City !
  • The Boulton Brothers Band (Artist)
    The Boulton Brothers ...
    Hey.., Gooooood vibes here!!....................... Please drop by and have a listen to our playlist if you have time .......,TBBB

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Bio: Here's The Latest: Billy D & Hoodoos latest CD "SOMETHIN'S WRONG" is currently charting on "Living Blues" and the song "Somethin's Wrong"was chosen as The Winner in the Blues Category of the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest in London! Soon after that the video of that same song was chosen as the winne...See Full Bio

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Q: do you have a cd for sell

A: Absolutely.. www.billydandthehoodoos.com go to the store page..thx for asking!

Asked by Jeffery Rhodes. Answered on Fri Jan 16 2015

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