Beginning at age 11 Bill Hamlen studied under the famed guitarist, Eddie Alkire. When Bill was 18 he began writing songs in the folk/ folk-rock style. Although he was an academic economist (e.g. “The Economics of Animal Farm,”) he currently has 15 albums with songs that represent a spiritual diary. His hope was that others might identify with, or benefit by, the music. Bill lost his 3 year fight with multiple myeloma on April 15th, 2015. This music profile is now managed by his daughter in his memory.