Bill Bynum & Co.

Bill Bynum & Co.

 Grosse Ile, Michigan, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

With songs both traditional and original, and a sound that's at once as comfortable as old jeans and as fresh as a new blade of grass, Bill Bynum & Co. is easy to love and hard to quit. The band can lean into bluegrass, veer toward country, or take a unique journey through Bill's original songs.

Biography

Although a Detroit native, Bill’s musical roots are in the South. His parents migrated from Black Oak, Arkansas to work in Detroit’s steel industry in the 1940s, bringing—like many others—their love for bluegrass and country music. Bill grew up listening to artists like Johnny Cash and Buck Owens on Detroit’s country radio station, “The Big D.”

Detroit rock drove Bill’s early musical career. But in 1999, Bill turned on the radio and heard “Yours Forever Blue” by Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band. From that moment on he found himself with a “nonstop desire to hear and play those songs.”

Soon he was writing them too. Bill is a first-prize winner in the Metro Detroit Songwriting Showcase with his song “Lovin’ You.” He has collaborated with bluegrass legend Pete Goble, an International Bluegrass Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Bill put together a regular band--Dobro, fiddle, and bass--and soon the group began shaping a unique sound. Their energy, humor and professionalism make them a favorite act with presenters and audiences alike.

Bill lives for the joy of entertaining his audience. A true showman!

Discography

Daddy's Word, 2007
Less is More, 2012
LIVE at The Ark, 2013
Along for the Ride, 2013

Set List

Our total repertoire is over 100 songs, and we add more each month. Our set list varies constantly, so it's always a fresh show. Typically we play a couple of eleven- or twelve-song sets mixing originals and covers, including some of the following:
Drinkin' Dark Whiskey
Hillbilly Heartache
Lovin' You (original)
Where'd Love Go?
Miserable With Me (original)
Keep On Walkin'
In Color
Daddy's Word (original)
Jerusalem Ridge
Lost at Sea
Wagon Wheel
All a Part of Arkansas (original)
John
It Ain't Easy Bein' Me
A Little Bit of This
Blue Trail of Sorrow
Jubilee Road
It Ain't Easy Bein' Me
Midnight Train to Memphis
Sinners and Saints (original)
Last Song