Solo banjo/guitar w/vocals and harmonica performance. Offering original bluegrass music performances up to 3 hours. Willing to travel almost anywhere.
"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..."
Mike Morrison - American Roots UK
"One-man lineup works for his brand of bluegrass... his songs overflow with real melodies on multiple instruments. His unique vocals are worthy of praise."
- Big Western Flavor
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Hillbilly
What to Expect
To be discussed.
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.
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...
Additional Booking Notes
All equipment will be provided.
Original bluegrass/folk as well as some traditional songs, up to a 3hr set.
Have all necessary equip.