|Bill Dye (solo)|
|Kansas City, Missouri|
|Dye, Bill - Guitar|
|Bill is a veteran musician who has lived in Kansas City since 1982. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, he has played throughout the midwest, performing blues, country and western, rhythm and blues, rock 'roll, and jazz. He was based in Austin, Texas for a number of years, touring throughout the southwest.
He played with legendary bluesman Luther Allison in 1979 and 1980, traveling throughout the U.S and Europe, and appears on Luther's 1980 album "Time", recorded in Paris. After stints in Nashville and central Illinois, Bill moved to Kansas City. Since then, he has played with Tom Bark, the Bon Ton Soul Accordian Band, BCR, Dan Doran, Ida McBeth, Danny Cox, and other Kansas city artists. He appears on recordings by many of the above as well. He has acccompanied such artists as Charlie Musselwhite, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Jimmy Witherspoon, Magic Slim, Champion Jack Dupree, and Robert Lockwood, to name a few. In 1990 Bill released his solo album "Buffle Off To Shuffalo", a collection of originals in which he played all instruments. The album received a very favorable writeup in the November 1991 issue of Guitar Player magazine. For most of a decade, Bill played with the great blues singer and harmonica player Little Hatch, both in a band setting and as a duo. He appears on two of Hatch's albums-- "Well, Allright!", a live band recording, and "Going Home", an intimate acoustic duo session. In addition to his versatile guitar stylings, Bill has been with John Paul since 1998.