For Bill when a song takes on a life of its own, he’ll just kind of know it. He has to play it out in front of people – it’s when the words and phrasing come easily that he knows the song feels complete.
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Bill Powers lives in Paonia, Colorado with his wife and musical partner Shelley Gray and their two young boys Jobim and Rowan. He’s been writing songs since he first picked up the guitar almost 30 years ago and is highly regarded in the Colorado acoustic music scene for his song craft. In addition to guitar, Bill also plays mandolin and banjo. He writes and produces jingles and music for film, video, and TV. Bill teaches kids and adults guitar and mandolin, and he’s been a volunteer DJ at Paonia’s community radio station KVNF for 15 years now. Bill and Shelley played with the Paonia-based, old-timey bluegrass band Sweet Sunny South until the band called it quits in 2010. SSS recorded 5 CDs and toured extensively across the west. Bill and Shelley now tour and record as Honey Don’t and have two CDs recorded and produced. He has always had a voracious appetite for many musical genres. This appetite permeates his music and has been a constant influence since his youth. He also enjoys the travel associated with touring, spending time with his kids playing tennis or floating rivers and reading biographies of famous artists. For Bill, music and writing is a constant and that’s what makes his world go round.
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[threecol_two]This episode features the song “Son of a Gun” by Paonia-based band Honey Don’t, the musical union of duo Bill Powers and Shelley Gray. Their music is available at www.honeydont.net. The song “Son of a Gun” is from their album “Honey Don’t.”[/threecol_two] [threecol_one_last]CHECK IT OUT [/threecol_one_last]
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