- guitar, vocals, mandolin, harmonica
Over the last 40 years, Billy Flynn has played with a “who’s who” of Chicago blues legends including Jimmy Rogers, Jr. Wells, Otis Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Dawkins, Koko Taylor, Willie Kent and countless others. Billy’s encyclopedic knowledge and mastery of a wide array of guitar styles from the 1920’s though the present make him the “go to” guy when bands and record producers want to recreate a certain blues guitar sound. It’s no wonder that Billy was tapped to play guitar for the soundtrack for the recent major motion picture “Cadillac Records” which chronicled the heyday of the legendary Chicago blues label, Chess Records. As part of the soundtrack, Billy backed Beyonce in her 2010 Grammy Winning recording of Etta James’ “At Last.”
In addition to his virtuosic guitar playing, Billy can also shred on mandolin, banjo, lap steel, harmonica, bass, drums, piano or just about anything else that produces sound, including electric sitar (seriously). Billy has toured, recorded, and played with the CBKs for over 6 years now and also produced their second album “Black Night Falling.”
Billy also serves as the groups’ dietician and food guide.
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(Photo by Michel Verlinden)