Americana Music and Memories:
Step Back into Another Era!
Americana music and memories are those that have originated from cultures and countries all over the world - poured together into one huge melting pot we call America the Beautiful.
Hi, my name is Bill, and I love Americana.
I love music! And I've acquired a lifetime
of vivid memories.
My passion is to share them with you!
Barbershop Quartets. Broadway Musicals.
Big Band. Burma Shave Jingles.
Born in 1926, I have a unique perspective on Americana. I haven't just researched this history- I've lived it!
Many of the cultural time periods that you read about in current American History books... I remember
as if they happened yesterday. Living History is definitely NOT boring!
How would you like to have a personal tour guide for your
leisurely waltz back to the "good old days"?
What qualifies me to have the honor of being your guide for
Americana music and memories, you may ask?
Well, for starters:
I was born in the twenties. Lived through the Great Depression.
Fought in World War II. Raised a family in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
AND... Been involved in making music for more than three quarters
of a century!
Are you fascinated by simpler times?
Do you long for someone to remind you of the decades of bygone years?
Come with me and I'll open for you a window into the past.....
we'll push up the sash and feel the cool breezes - we'll catch a glimpse of the
music and memories that have made the good old U.S.of A. unique.
We will stir up the dust of your early
childhood - and peer at life as your parents and grandparents knew it in their growing up years.
Get ready to inhale the sweet incense of nostalgia....
you'll chuckle (maybe even belly laugh a time or two), reminisce,
and perhaps even shed a few tears.
But I firmly believe you'll feel refreshed by the power of a simple stroll
down memory lane.
So, take a peek into the past with me -
Let's go "down by the old mill stream" on "a bicycle built for two"....
and soak in
the sights and sounds of the simpler times of yesteryear.
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