Almost Howe - Featuring Billy J. - Composer, artist, digital recording, & pre-masterer of all original CD's.
"ALMOST HOWE" IS A ONE MAN BAND WITH A FULL BAND SOUND, COVERING HIT CLASSIC ROCK SONGS FROM THE 1960'S THRU PRESENT DAY. MUSIC IS TAILORED FOR THE VENUES PLAYED.
"NO ALIBIS", "DECEIVED", "TRAIL OF TEARS", and "THE OTHER SIDE" are my first four album releases. I am currently working on my 5th CD which will be entitled "SOUNDSCAPES". "THE OTHER SIDE" is dedicated to my three best friends, Bill Towne of Watertown, NY, Roger Pococke of Colorado Springs, CO and Buddy Gentzler of York, PA. All died too soon!
I have over 56 years of live stage experience with multiple bands. I played my 1st "Battle of the Bands" at age 12, and I've had formal voice training. I've played in 8 U.S. States, Corfu & Athens - Greece, Singapore, Hong Kong and the hanger deck & flight deck of U.S.S. Saratoga CV-60 on the return cruise home from Vietnam. One of my earlier bands opened for Albert King in Pueblo, CO & toured CO, WO, & KS. My last band, "I.C.U." played extensively in MD, PA, & DE for over 16 yrs., and opened for "Skid Row" in Pottsville, PA.
All of my original CD releases are studio albums that I composed, played, recorded, and premastered. All four albums were mastered by renowned engineer & producer, Gene Paul - winner of 9 Grammy's including a Grammy for Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly". Gene is the son of legendary guitarist & inventor - Les Paul.
"DECEIVED" is a hard charging Rock 'n Roll release that includes an
uptempo ballad and a slow blues track.
"NO ALIBIS" is a sentimental, thought provoking collection of ballads.
"TRAIL OF TEARS" is a powerful progressive rock collection with political overtones.
"THE OTHER SIDE" contains soulful ballads and intensive progressive rock
All four CD's are currently available on over 95 digital distribution sites around the world, including "CDBaby" & "Amazon".
My live shows feature full backing vocals and instrumentation for all cover songs & originals, that I played & recorded in my studio. I sing lead vocals and play rhythm & lead guitar live. Each song has a video I produced that includes live clips and pictures.