Bill is a singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist, playing professionally in the Milwaukee area since the late 1960s. Bill writes and arranges his own material and has produced a considerable body of work. Bill has been an integral part of the Milwaukee acoustic folk scene for many years.
Steve Goodman had recorded "The Dutchman," and Chicago music lovers were discovering other of Smith's songs. Michael and Barbara relocated to the windy city and became regulars at venues such as The Earl of Old Town, Somebody Else's Troubles, Holstein's, No Exit and Orphan's. They played the Philadelphia Folk Festival, worked with Corky Siegel and John Prine, taught at the Old Town School of Folk Music, organized a benefit in commemoration of their friend Gamble Rogers, and separately and together continued to record. In the late 1980's Michael was asked to write the music for the Steppenwolf production of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, and he toured with that production for two years: Chicago, La Jolla, London, England, finally Broadway, (the Cort Theatre— where the Marx Brothers played) and was thrilled by two Antoinette Perry awards (Tonys) for that production.
There is a suggested donation of $15 for all concerts. For reservations, email Keith at email@example.com or phone 815-338-5164.
All concerts begin at 7:30 pm
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