Bill Lyerly in Concert
American roots rock rebelBill Lyerlyhas a fascination with Europe that follows the tradition of two famous bluesmen with whom he has performed. Both John Lee HookerandBo Diddleyfound a great echo in the Old World for their music, a scenario which has also ledLyerlyto establish himself in the Basque Country. This veteran guitarist, singer/ songwriter and keyboard artist has had a magnificent response from the public who flock to his live performances. Like those shows,Lyerlysrecords showcase his own unique vision of American roots
Lyerlybegan his musical career at age eleven after first hearing the blues/rock influenced music of the British Invasion. He played with bands throughout middle school, high school and college and in 1975 co-foundedSuper Grit Cowboy Band, called ¨the Souths hottest honky tonkers¨ by theThe Village Voice. In 1980Lyerlysigned withRCA Nashvilleand began writing and recording albums and CDs, which include:Prodigal Son,Higher Ground,From The Old School,Railroad Station Blues,Cobalt Blues,Motel Room Blues,Requiem Mess,The Twang YearsandToo Hurt To Cry. From 1999-2000Lyerlywas nominated for fiveCAMMYs, an East Coast rhythm and blues award, and wonBest New Artistin 2000. Other greats Lyerly has performed with include:REM,Paul Rodgers,Gregg Allman,Eric Burdon,Levon Helm,John Mayalland many more.
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