Santa Fe Bandstand 2017
Born on the south side of Chicago, Billy Desmond grew up influenced by early rock music and blues. By age sixteen, he was sneaking in Chicago blues clubs to hear greats like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and James Cotton. Eventually, Billy would work with Wells and other blues legends. In 2013, the title track of Billy’s album “Somethin’s Wrong” won the UK Songwriting Competition Jazz/Blues category. Now living in Portland, OR, Billy is returning to Santa Fe to play cuts from his brand-new CD release “Overnight Success.” This night promises to be a 2017 Bandstand season highlight.