Bill Zerbe
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Bill Zerbe

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States | SELF

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States | SELF
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"New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation Art Show"

"Many thanks for your most generous gift of Music at the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation Art Show Opening. Your music was wonderful to our attendees and your performance helped us further the work of the Foundation in helping New Mexico’s cancer patients.
As a result of your music, The New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation will be able to provide support, education and non-medical financial support to our cancer patients from all areas of New Mexico. " - Colleen Harris, Executive Director, New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation


Discography

CD / YEAR / ARTIST

Bustin' Loose
1994
BWB Band (KC Blues Society Compilation)

They Call Me Cotton Candy
1996 (re-release 2003)
Cotton Candy and So Many Men

Under The Influence
1998
Linda Shell

Live at the Mystic Theater
2002
Little Sister and the Bad Intentions

Hammond Head
2007
Bill Zerbe

Bluesin' Again
2011
Bill Zerbe

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TODAY
Bill plays new blues, old blues, Delta blues, Chicago blues, Boogie Woogie blues and New Orleans-style blues. He plays the piano and belts out the vocals. His songs tell a story that everyone can relate to. Bill's music is semi-acoustic and fits a variety of entertainment environments from happy hour to dinner music to concert performances. There is something for everyone and no one will go away disappointed.

Bill's newly released CD, "Bluesin' Again", is enjoying very good response. It is being played on numerous blues channels on Jango Airplay and the positive comments and stream of new fans is proof that Bill's music and sound is rapidly gaining in popularity.

Bill's music is also featured on numerous podcasts, as well.

HISTORY
Bill was born into a family of piano players. His grandmother and mother both played piano and organ in church and his aunt played piano with the gospel quartet, The Jubilaires. Bill can't remember ever not having a piano in the house.

Bill applied his skills on the Hammond organ and piano in San Diego, playing locally with rock bands, but it was in Kansas City, playing the blues circuit, that Bill got his true education. He was mentored by the great Leon Estelle and Mayfield Towns. It was while playing with the 8-piece show band, The BWB Band, that he backed the young harmonica sensation, Brody Buster. Later, Bill performed and recorded with the Queen of the Blues, Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington and her band So Many Men.

Bill moved to San Francisco in 1998 where he performed and recorded with Little Sister and the Bad Intentions. They travelled and performed in California, Nevada, and Oregon.

In 2007, Bill relocated to Albuquerque, NM with his wife and continues to entertain locally as well as nationally.

Below is a sampling of the festivals, fairs and other large venue events that Bill has performed in over his vast career. There are many more that can be added to this exhaustive list.

FESTIVALS/CITY/STATE

Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Spirit Festival - Kansas City, MO
Gladstone Blues Festival - Gladstone, MO
Parkville Riverfest - Parkville, MO
Rollin’ on the River Blues Festival - Keokuk, IA
King Biscuit Blues Festival - Helena, AR
Riverfest - Little Rock, AR
Monterey Bay Blues Festival - Monterey, CA
Delta Blues Festival - Antioch, CA
Los Angeles County Fair - Los Angeles, CA
Alameda County Fair - Alameda, CA
Monterey County Fair - Monterey, CA
Salinas Valley Fair - King City, CA
California Mid State Fair - Paso Robles, CA
Calistoga Beer and Brauts Festival - Calistoga, CA
Whole Enchilada Festival - Las Cruces, NM
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - Albuquerque, NM

VENUES/CITY/STATE

The Grand Emporium - Kansas City, Mo
Blues On Grand - Des Moines, IA
The Zoo Bar - Lincoln, NB
The Mystic Theater - Petaluma, CA
BB Kings - Memphis, TN
The Black Diamond - Memphis, TN
The New Daisy Theater - Memphis, TN
Sonny Boy Williamson Blues Society - Helena, AR
The Historic El Rey Theater - Albuquerque, NM