When: Sun., April 30, 7-9 p.m.
Born in Newport News and raised in Hayes, Virginia, Bill got his first guitar at seven years of age, a used instrument he bought for $4. As a young man, Bill performed on the OLD DOMINION BARN DANCE. In the early 60's, Bill played with the COTTINGHAM BROTHERS and briefly with the CAROLINA BUDDIES. Bill met Bernie Wright, who was playing the mandolin for the STANLEY BROTHERS, and they later formed the renowned band, THE VIRGINIA GENTLEMEN. Bill has played music from Pennsylvania to Georgia at many festivals, schools, college hootenannies and night clubs. He has appeared at the National