With Crazy Horse in the stable,
Billy Talbot, singer and bass player for Crazy Horse, has
written quite a few songs over his years of performing
with Neil Young and others. With Crazy Horse taking a
break for a while, Billy has brought together a band of
his own to showcase his music. The band, an eclectic mix
of established credentialed players and young raw talent,
will record and tour as the Billy Talbot Band.
Billy Talbot rides his own horse
Alongside Billy's lead vocals and various guitars, the
lead guitar for the band is being handled by Rain Parade
alumnus and Crazy Horse contributor Matt Piucci. The rest
of the Billy Talbot Band includes Jeff Chase on bass,
Stephon Junca on drums, Erik Pearson on keyboards,
harmonica and guitars, and Tommy Carns on guitars and banjo.
Almost everybody helps out on vocals, with multi-part
harmonies featured from time to time.
Billy's songs are equally eclectic, ranging from tender
ballads to soaring rockers to lively grooves. The stylistic
range runs from classic rock to adult alternative to rhythm
and blues. Diversity is the key -- this is no "oldies" act!
The band recently played a well received warm-up gig at the
Old Princeton Landing in Half Moon Bay, California -- site
of legendary stealth gigs by Neil Young and Crazy Horse. A
prized recording of that show has been making the rounds
among Neil Young fans and beyond.
Now the Billy Talbot Band will make its official public
debut with a pair of performances in and near San Francisco
at the end of January. On Friday the 28th they'll be
playing San Francisco's famous Paradise Lounge. And on Sunday
the 30th they'll be playing at Mill Valley's equally famous
For more details about the band and the debut performances,
and for free downloads of sample songs, visit
website on Crazy Horse Web.