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Son’s of Bill at The State Theatre
May 10, 2013
Show is at 9:00 PM – Doors open at 7:00 PM
Tickets for UVA Alums–$9.00 (Register Here)
- “Sons of Bill proves that good alt-country isn’t dead”
– USA Today
- “An anthemic americana breakthrough” — American Songwriter Magazine
- “Sirens is a career-making record. It captures a sense of longing in its melodies, arrangements and literary storytelling in a way that few records have… One of the best in 2012”
– Charlotte Observer
- “One of the most arresting bands I’ve heard in years.”
– Garden and Gun Magazine
Bill Wilson is from central Virginia. He is professor emeritus of philosophical theology and southern literature at the University of Virginia; a singer, songwriter, and a father of six. His three eldest sons along with long-time musical compadres Seth Green and Todd Wellons started a rock band upon their return to Virginia, and they called it Sons of Bill.
Having been voted the best band in Charlottesville for the last 4 years running, Sons of Bill grew beyond being just Charlottesville’s best kept secret in 2012 with their third full-length album, “Sirens.” Produced by fellow Virginian David Lowery (Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven) the album debuted #12 on Billboard among new artists and garnered the band its first taste of critical acclaim for its mix of reflective lyricism and rock-and-roll bravado. As one writer put it– “It’s like southern gothic arena rock… it somehow manages to be fatalistic and triumphant at the same time.” With a live show known to evolve from acoustic ballads into sweaty stage dives, Sons of Bill has always kept a grueling tour schedule on both sides of the Atlantic, recently completing a successful three-week tour in Germany. Stateside, they’ve shared the stage with artists ranging from My Morning Jacket to the Drive-By Truckers and played coveted slots at Bonnaroo, ACL Fest, and SXSW.