Welcome to Bill Sparkman Music & Spirit Wind Productions, founded in 2011.
I am focused on Entertaining and bringing the exciting history and music of the past to my audiences. Now called the Americana Genre, my performances explore the singers, songwriters, and bands that melded blues, country, folk, and rockabilly during the 1950's, 60's, 70's, and part of the 80's.
It was one of the great musical transitions in the history of music.
While I am a solo performer, I occasionally join with a select group of magnificent musical artists, poets, actors, orators, and entertainers, to create an exciting musical adventure. Then, I will return to being a simple "One Man Band Operating Without A Net!"
As a vocalist (singer and guitar picker) raised on classic Rock, Blues, and Country, instead of focusing on perfection in my music, I sit down, pick up my guitar, and play the "Raw" music of the performers and songwriters of the past who did not concern themselves with music perfection. Like me, they simply wanted to "Make Music"!
While I usually do solo performances, in Carmel, I am fortunate to have Taelen Thomas (Entertainer, Actor, Orator, Historian &Storyteller), join me on stage as Narrator during the performances I call "Live" Musical Documentaries.
I've written scripts that succinctly present the history of and music of musical legends and eras that changed the music of the world, and as Taelen talks the audience through the performance, I sing my renditions of familiar songs that everyone will recognize and sing along with if they wish to. I sing an average of 26 songs each performance.
My music reflects the scratches, dents, and imperfections of many different creative singers, songwriters, poets, authors, and characters who were always interesting, but sometimes, lived exceptionally chaotic lives.
I salute them all for their creative endeavors! They will always be an important part of my life and music.