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Sons Of Bill

Sons Of Bill

Rock / Country / Alt-Country Charlottesville, VA  US


  • Wed

    Dec 23

    Charlottesville, VA, US | 3:00pm

    Sons Of Bill & Friends Christmas Party $1 from each ticket sale will be donated to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, which provides groceries at no cost to low-income families within and around the Charlottesville community.Sons of Bill returnto Charlottesville December 23 to host their annual Christmas Party, a rock show benefit featuring a variety of friends from the local music community. The celebration marks a homecoming for the band after a nine week headlining tour across the US in support of their critically acclaimed fourth studio album, Love And Logic, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. "This is a record that takes me back to some of the creative heights we achieved in Wilco," says producer Ken Coomer. "I'm only interested in making records that are still going to be relevant ten years from now, and this is one of them. It's unmistakably the real thing." Rolling Stone calls Love And Logic "a classic roots-rock record for the modern age, filled with B3 organ, acoustic guitar, envelope-pushing arrangements and the sound of three siblings whose voices were born to mesh." Sons of Bill became more than Charlottesville's best kept secret with the release of the Sirens LP in 2012. The band toured extensively on both sides of the Atlantic for a year and a half and gained some notoriety for their fiery live performances and road dog work ethic. But Love and Logic certainly marks a turning point for the band-- a more sober, reflective, version of themselves-- the sound of a band coming into its own. No doubt the single biggest influence on the band is their father and namesake, William Wilson, professor emeritus of theology and literature at the University of Virginia and part-time picker in the Virginia piedmont.There was no stereo in the Wilson household, but the home was filled with songs: Hymns, murder ballads, songs about love, songs about work, songs about death, all played with the passion of a southern gentleman who could never quite shake the cold light of professorial logic.We didn't grow up with our parents Beatles and Stones records," says Abe. "We didn't really grow up with any records at all. We had to discover most rock and roll on our own. But we grew up with my dad singing, and felt at a young age how much it all meant to him. We learned that music wasn't just pleasurable, it was important." So while the subject matter of Love and Logic may not stray too far from the tradition, its this sense of urgency, a heady theological quality, which gives it legs, and makes Sons of Bill stand out amongst their contemporaries.



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Bio: Sons of Bill is a five-piece rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia featuring brothers James, Sam and Abe Wilson, as well as Seth Green and Todd Wellons. The band began pre-production work on their new album in the Spring of 2010. Several months later they received a phone call from David Lower...See Full Bio

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