Crazy Mountain Billies
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"Incredible banjo and vocals make this local youngster a treat for the ears."Read More...
- Rapid City Journal
"Crazy Mountain Billies are just crazy, man. Crazy ..."
- Portland Weekly Volcano
"The one man Line-up works for his brand of bluegrass; instead of monotonous jamming his songs overflow with real melodies on multiple instruments. His unique vocals also are worthy of praise."
- Big Western Flavor
“… the one-man-band better known as Crazy Mountain Billies, is a force of nature on the banjo!”
- Rapid City Cultural Trends Examiner
Crazy Mountain Billies is the alias used by multi-instrumental musician and producer A.P. Bormes to describe the sound of a full ensemble that is created by the solo performer in the studio. The C.M.B. sound utilizes acoustic folk insturmentation with elements of mountain bluegrass musical style at its foundation, and then takes it out of that dimension entirely. "I can say with absolute certainty that I have rarely heard anything quite like the Crazy Mountain Billies... the playing is exceptional from this multi-talented multi-instrumentalist... all of the elements of Bluegrass, but without being classifiable as being part of that genre…"-American Roots UK. Crazy Mountain Billies was established in Montana, and now resides in Colorado.
Currently the artist is performing live and arranging new songs for a planned upcoming double album release.
All of the C.M.B. material is self-recorded, produced, written, performed, mixed, etc... The instruments used include: 5 and 6 string banjo, 5 string bass, acoustic guitar, mandolin, slide guitar, classical guitar, autoharp, jaw-harp, harmonica, tin whistle, washboard, vibraslap, shakers, cabassa, tambourines etc...
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
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