Billy Proulx has been entertaining audiences as a singer songwriter all over the southland and the southwest for longer he would like to admit (40 years). He played the Whiskey and the Troubadour ( before it was pay to play ) as well as the Sawdust Festival. He’s opened for B.B. King at the Universal Amphitheater and Johnny Winter at B.B. Kings in Los Angeles.
For six years he hosted “Blues Monday” an acoustic open mic at the Buffalo Inn on Route 66 in Upland California, with guests the likes of Chris Darrow , Amy Scruggs and Stan West. He was asked by Amy Scruggs to play dobro on a song called “Coming Home” which became a regional hit and a hit on USO radio. This gave Billy a chance to work with Emmy Award winning engineer and producer Paul McKenna.
Equally at home on the guitar or dobro he is a master of various styles of finger-picking, flat-picking and bottle-neck. He covers Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Mississippi John Hurt, and Blind Willie McTell just to mention a few. Billy always features tunes of his own and they go over big time where ever he plays.
BILLY PROULX & TOMMY TOO is a Sonny Terry / Brownie McGhee style act that features Tommy Weatherell on harmonica. They have been wowing audiences with a variety of acoustic styles including Blues, Folk, Ragtime, Pop and Traditional American Music. They include storytelling and “clever” repartee. well at least they think they’re clever
As if all this weren’t enough to keep him busy, Billy also works as a side man playing keyboards, guitar, dobro and harmonica in several groups, including TOOMSTONE , THE VINTAGE COWBOYS, BRING YOUR OWN BLUES, THE SKY LINE EXPRESS and has his own band BILLY PROULX & THE CREW.
Billy always pleases with a warm welcome to my living room style. His blues is down home and authentic. Whether appearing solo, duet, trio or with his band the Crew, he is the consummate performer and artist.
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