Blue Ridge Mountain musicians Bill and the Belles have just released their debut album “DreamSongs, Etc.” and have embarked on a short East Coast tour to help promote the new album.
Unheard of in today’s music world, the band recorded the album in just two days at an old farmhouse in the hills of Virginia.
Inspired by the 1920’s duo Bill and Belle Reed, there is no Bill in the band but band creator Kris, Kalia, Grace, and Karl.
Kris admits that the band loves old music and wants to capture the fun of the sound while keeping true to themselves.
Bill and the Belles tour dates:
Aug 30 at the Naumkeag at Night in Stockbridge, MA
Sept 1 at the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival in Woodstown, NJ
Sept 7 at the The Old Tone Roots Music Festival in North Hillsdale, NY
Sept 9 at the Second Sunday Concert Series in New Haven, CT
Sept 13 at the Birthplace of Country Music in Bristol, TN
Sept 15 at the Crossing the Cumberlands Festival in Hilham, TN
Sept 15 (8pm) at the Official AmericanaFest Showcase – The Local in Nashville, TN
Sept 16 at the Brews and Tunes in Jonesborough, TN
Sept 21 at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol, VA
Sept 25 at the International Bluegrass Music Awards in Raleigh, NC
Sept 28 at the IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest in Raleigh, NC
Sept 29 at the Dust Bowl Jamboree in Kansas City, MO
Oct 5 at the Sorghum Stiroff in Harlan, KY
Oct 6 at Studio One in Johnson City, TN
Oct 9 at the Damascus Concert Series in Damascus, VA
Oct 13 at the Floyd Country Store in Floyd, VA
Oct 20 at the Home Craft Days in Big Stone Gap, VA
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