Bill Ackerbauer: music, etc.
Bill Ackerbauer performs an eclectic repertoire of acoustic roots music, both as a solo performer and with his bands, The Insolent Willies and The Doghouse Carpenters. His original songs reflect the many walks of life in his native region, which spans New York's Mohawk Valley and Adirondack Foothills.
A roots-music enthusiast who draws on the rich influences of traditional folk, vintage rock n' roll, pre-war country blues, old-timey mountain ballads and lowdown jug-band hokum, Bill accompanies himself on acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and other instruments. Bill has released two solo albums -- "Discovery," an EP of original songs, and "Chicken Milk & Other Mysteries," a full-length album of original and traditional tunes for "kids of all ages." Find them at https://smokinbill.bandcamp.com/
Bill also enjoys performing for kids and families at schools, libraries and other all-ages venues. (Be sure to check out "Chicken Milk!")
For booking inquiries, e-mail billackerbauer(at)gmail.com or find him on Facebook.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR 2021 (booking now!)
- Feb. 6 ... Nick Stoner Inn, Caroga Lake, NY ... 3-5 p.m.
- Feb. 13 ... Nick Stoner Inn (w/The Insolent Willes) ... 5-8 p.m.
- Feb. 14 ... Nick Stoner Inn (w/The Insolent Willes) ... 2:30-5:30 p.m.
- March 19 ... Nick Stoner Inn (solo) ... 6-9 p.m.
- April 17 ... Cooperstown Farmers Market ... 10 am-1 p.m. (weather permitting).
- May 1 ... Kids show at Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs ... noon.
- June 5 ... Gloversville Art Walk ... Noon-2 p.m.
- June 29 ... Johnstown Farmers Market ... 3-6 p.m.
- July 9 ... Broadalbin Farmers Market ... 3-6 p.m.
- July 14 ... Pail Shop Vineyard, Cooperstown (with The Insolent Willies ... 7-9 p.m.
- July 16 ... Centre Street Pub, Schenectady (w/Insolent Willies) ... 7-11 p.m.
- July 17 ... Gloversville Farmers Market ... 9 a.m.-noon.
- Aug. 11 ... Pail Shop Vineyard, Cooperstown (with The Insolent Willies) ... 7-9 p.m.
- Aug. 13 and 14 ... Private parties in Central N.Y.
- Aug. 20 ... Centre Street Pub, Schenectady (w/Insolent Willies) ... 7-11 p.m.
- Aug. 27 ... Oval Brewing, Plattsburgh (w/Insolent Willies) ... 7-9 p.m.
- Aug. 28 ... Vesco Ridge Vineyards, West Chazy (w/Insolent Willies) ... 5-7 p.m.
Stream "Chicken Milk & Other Mysteries!"
Guitar, fiddle, mandolin & uke lessons!
Bill also teaches private lessons and occasional group classes both at his home and at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts. For more information about taking lessons with Bill, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Ackerbauer releases new album, "Discovery"
- (The Leader-Herald, Feb. 9, 2017)
Resident vies for local concert series
- (The Leader-Herald, Oct. 18, 2017)