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Billy Jonas Band

The Billy Jonas Band

Throw out the rules when the Billy Jonas Band hits the stage! It's a musical conversation… a sonic celebration … a splendiferous gathering of old and young, because at a Billy Jonas Band show, the ensemble is… everyone

The Billy Jonas Band

"My favorite instrument is the audience. I work to 'tribalize' the compositions … to create songs that provide an immediate opportunity for the listener to join in."– Billy Jonas

Fun for All Ages

The Billy Jonas Band loves to engage and delight both young and adult audiences. Whether performing for adults, families, school groups, faith communities, or a mix, they strive for a musical excellence that inspires, entertains, and moves people literally and figuratively. With "wild winded word magic" (Dirty Linen Magazine), homemade "industrial re-percussion" instruments, exquisite 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies, plus guitar and bass, they love to create community through song and story. Their specialty: finding and pushing your "wonder" button.

In 2010, the Billy Jonas Band was honored with a performance at the White House!

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(vocals, guitar, re-percussion) co-founded Oberlin's Big Bang Theory in the 80's, went on in the 90's to funky folk fame and fortune with The
Billys, and now with The Billy Jonas Band goes hummin' and strummin' and bangin' and sangin' across North America, promulgating homemade "industrial re-percussion," genre-bending "funky family folk," and the participatory joy of "everybody's in the band."

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ASHLEY JO FARMER: (vocals, re-percussion) – In turns soulful, sensual and humorous, Ashley adds an exciting vocal dimension to the Billy Jonas Band. She also leads The Ashley Jo Farmer Band (AJFB), political firebrands & festival favorites.

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SHERMAN HOOVER: (vocals, bass, re-percussion) – With a varied background in classical, jazz and progressive rock,
Sherman holds down the funky bottom for the band while adding innovative harmonies to the mix.

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JUAN HOLLADAY: (vocals, marimba, re-percussion) – Juan is a mover and a groover and adds sweet tenor harmonies. His band The Secret B Sides has been voted #1 soul/R&B band in Western NC for 3 years running!

For more info, or for booking, contact, 518.647.5916.