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"Band Review"

Hey Billy...You guys rock!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Kathryn Tyler
You love their cd? Go see them in won't regret it. They are awesome entertainers and really have it going on!

Your CD rocks!
Reviewer: Jeff Maniatis
Dudes, I must say your CD is righteous! It grooves so good it makes me want to....

A fresh take on blues/rock...
Reviewer: Clifford Johnson
I've been so tired of the same 'ol, same 'ol blues offerings from bands. Same structures...same sounds, same everything. Finally a new band shows some balls, and unique creativity to nudge the genre farther along. I hope you guys get noticed because you sure deserve it!

This CD is hot.
Reviewer: Goerge Karr
Great music. I listen to this CD Morning, Noon, and Night. You got to check it out. - CD Baby

"The Billy Shew Band"

the billy shew band
Just babes in the bustling Northwest blues scene, The Billy Shew Band playa brand of modern rock¬blues that combines the raw intensity of Kenny Wayne Shepard with the ultra smoothness ofThe Robert Cray Band.
Billy Shew got his first guitar at the tender age of 5 and promptly began taking lessons. After high school, Shew decided to take his playing to new heights and studied music theory and classical guitar in college. It was this training that enabled the guitar slinger to adapt to such diverse genres ranging from blues to jazz without missing a beat. Shew played in a variety of bands before forming his own, and when he did he enlisted three seasoned veterans to join him - Ivan Pia (keyboards), Gary Way (bass), and Hugh Walter (drums). Together, the four members began a nonstop road trip from Seattle to Portland many times over. The quartet released their debut CD, After Midnight, in January 2005. Comprising all original material, the disc showcases Shew's mastery of the Fender Telecastor but also demonstrates a keen diversity not often found on blues records. It was this disc and their lively shows that garnered the band their first ever best band nomination in 2005.8 p.m., no cover, Fire Creek Grill and Ale House, 5225 Yelm Highway, Olympia. - TE

- The Weekly Volcano

"The Billy Shew Band surely will bring you to your feet."

The Bremerton Sun Interview
By Reporter Liz Nicklos 27 2003.

“The Billy Shew Band surely will bring you to your feet. With a
progressive blues, jazz and rock sound, The Billy Shew Band
plays a little bit of every thing. The only requirement? It has to
be high energy”.

“I’ve been playing guitar since I was five,” Shew said. “Music is
just something that’s a part of your soul… it’s something inside

“It’s great music, great talent, great fun. It’s music you want to
dance to.”
- The Bremerton Sun Interview

"Washington Blues Society August Blues Bash at Highway 99"

The Billy Shew Band ( took the stage and rocked. Billy has a really tight band. Lots of breaks, tempos changes and orchestration in his style of blues/rock. Sure, some people don't think 'blues' when they hear this music but Billy and the band play with such energy and style that you’re bound to enjoy it and everyone did. Billy used to teach school but he has decided to give full time musicianship his complete attention and it shows. Best of luck Billy you have chosen a tough road. I hope everyone who reads this will get out there a little more often to support live music so that even if the road isn't paved with gold it will be well traveled by people like Billy.

- Washington Blues Society


Aftermidnight released November 2004.

Bootlegged released August 2006

Look at Me Now released March 2009



Billy Shew, a classically trained guitar player who's been seasoned by life's knocks, offers up some of the finest indy guitar playing you're likely to hear. Backing Billy are two guys that serve up the groove tight, sexy and right in the pocket