Wild Bill and the Lost Knobs are a high energy americana rock band from Austin, Texas. Heavily influenced by music from Austin's trademark 70s "cosmic country" era, the band combines classic country and blues with other progressive styles to satisfy the dancers, the rockers, the rollers, and anyone else who hears them play. They look and sound like they were sent straight out of a time machine from the Armadillo World Headquarters in 1978, and quite possibly smell like it too. The band formed in a slow cooker starting with a singer songwriter show in a coffee shop. That eventually resulted in the band playing their own "Highbilly Happy Hour" residency at the world famous Antone's.
They released their debut album, The Show, in 2014, and produced three videos to promote it. The video for "The Show" swept top honors over some of Austin's biggest names at the Austin Music Video Race winning for best art direction, best concept, best use of song, and best music video.
In 2012, Wild Bill wrote and produced his own original Christmas musical, Honky Tonk Holidaze, which is performed with the band and several other Austin musicians. The annual event is in its fourth year, and benefits local charities including Austin Pets Alive, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, and Front Steps.
The band has toured nationally, and was invited to play the Eroica Britannia Festival in England this summer with an accompanying tour as well. They will also head to west Texas this summer to play the Viva Big Bend Festival.