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The Bills from Canada at Kuumbwa Santa Cruz 18th Sept


2:37 pm
September 2, 2015


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The Bills

An Acoustic Roots Powerhouse (so Canadian, so polite!)

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz CA

Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts and Snazzy Productions

Friday, September 18th, 7.30pm, $25 (adv. general) / $40 (adv. gold circle)

Tickets at, or 831 479 9421

Fiddling Cricket’s favorite large group is back at Kuumbwa, following up on their stellar virgin performance there last September! 

From the beautiful West Coast of Canada comes this extraordinary quintet, The Bills, renowned among fans of all ages for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization. Strings, bellows, keys, voices, skin and bows – these are the vehicles for the Bills’ unique sonic approach. With individual band members sporting world-class credentials in folk/roots, jazz, classical and world music, The Bills truly are a Canadian acoustic music supergroup.

The Bills' live shows are legendary for their exuberance, power, virtuosity and sheer entertainment. You'll hear the influences of American roots, folk, rock, maritime fiddle, bluegrass, Cajun, Romany and Brazilian choro traditions. You'll also hear traces of Chopin, Stan Rogers and Django Reinhardt. Their recorded work carries all the same traits: they've been recognized through two JUNO nominations (the Canadian Grammy), two Western Canadian Music Awards and countless positive media and fan reviews. For those who do not know The Bills music, they have a fine and representative set of videos at

Their latest is Yes Please. So Canadian, so polite!

“Their sound is panoramic, mischievious, fiercely unpretentious – and musically splendid” – Boston Globe