Good times, the Canadian way! So great to roll through Ontario, hit Montreal, then bop around Southern BC for a handful of delightful shows with friends and fans in our home province. Thanks to everyone for coming out and celebrating music, life and the West Coast autumnal climate!
Now to hunker down, maybe write some tunes, and get ready for a massive 2017, during which we’ll be officially celebrating our 20th year as a touring band. We’ll be zooming around North America and maybe beyond. Watch for all kinds of special events and perhaps some recorded musical treats.
And why not find your way to our last 2016 show, on cozy Denman Island, BC, December 11th. You may hear some seasonal favourites (or not!).
Thank you Vancouver and Hornby Festivals! Look out Butchart Gardens, Alaska and Ontario/Quebec. We’re having a great time seeing you all and laying down all the new tunes and past hits.
In other happy news, Trail of Tales has been hovering in the top ten of the Roots Music Report for the past few weeks, and the album is also now being released in the UK (August 29 is the official release date!) with the help of Borealis Records and fabulous UK publicist Pat Tynan.
Check out the “Shows” page over the coming weeks as the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons get filled in with North American dates. Then we’ll hope to swing over to the UK and Europe a little later in 2017. Stay tuned!
Look out, Cali! Four main dates and a couple of secret shows coming right up. Hope to see some of you out there. And listen in for radio appearances and support from the likes of KHUM, KSCO, KPIG and others.
Check out the “Shows” page for info on the dates, June 28 – July 3, with a special Canada Day rocker (July 1) in Santa Cruz and a triumphant return to the fabled Castoro Cellars the following day (photo below from last year’s Beaverstock show). And of course, don’t forget the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley and a swing all the way to our funky brothers and sisters in Humboldt County – Arcata, baby!
We’re so thrilled to be officially releasing Trail of Tales in the US this week on Borealis Records! Now available for download from iTunes, Amazon.com, and many others. Also streaming on Spotify, and Apple Music. CDs are available through our web store.
Catch us on the road coming up in the Pacific NW in May, and California in June.
We’re proud of this album, and hope you love it!
We’re thrilled to announce that Trail of Tales, our new album, will be released on Borealis Records, and available in Canada on March 4, 2016! We will be touring western Canada in celebration, March 3 – 13 so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for upcoming details. Pre-ordering will be available in February.
The wait is almost over, Bills fans. The title and 2016 release date of our new CD are coming your way shortly. It’ll be a great way for us to start the new year.
Can’t wait to bring you the new music! Until then, enjoy the first days of the year!
Good times were had by all in Boise, Idaho this week.
We met a ton of great artists, played a pretty decent showcase, hung out along the river and at Boise State University in the welcome warmth of the October sun (highs of 25 C). And we hope to work with some of the fine arts presenters we met to arrange tours throughout the gorgeous US Northwest (including the wayyy up Northwest – we made some great new friends in Alaska!).
See you all out there soon. Looking forward to touring on the new album in 2016!
We’ve landed in Boise at the fabled Arts Northwest Booking Conference. This is a fabulous industry event that brings together an incredibly diverse collection of artists who blast out 12-minute showcase performances for arts presenters from across the western US. It’s been around a decade since The Bills were here, and we’re looking forward to meeting friends old and new, artists and presenters, and setting up some excellent tours through some beautiful parts of this country.
Presenters from the conference, please visit our Presenters & Media Page