Bio

“Have you read the Odyssey? I haven’t read that book in years,
How he killed off all her lovers, then he burst into tears.”– Sons of Bill, “Bad Dancer”

“The most arresting band I’ve heard in years.” — Garden and Gun

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 introspective 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, sharing the stage with artists ranging from My Morning Jacket to the Drive-By Truckers and playing coveted slots at Bonnaroo, ACL Fest, and SXSW.

Upcoming Dates

  • Aug 02

    Charlottesville, VA at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall (SAM WILSON SOLO)

  • Aug 22

    Charlottesville, VA at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall (SETH GREEN SOLO with Modern Medication)

  • Sep 19

    Nashville, TN at Americana Music Festival

  • Sep 25

    Rocky Mount, VA at Harvester

  • Sep 26

    Richmond, VA at Broadberry

  • Sep 27

    Charlottesville, VA at The Jefferson Theater

  • Sep 28

    Raleigh, NC at Southland Ballroom

  • Oct 01

    Asheville, NC at New Mountain Music Hall

  • Oct 02

    Greensboro, NC at The Blind Tiger

  • Oct 03

    Washington, DC at The Hamilton

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