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Global Americana

by The Billy Sea

Founded on the musings of slide guitar revolutionary, Billy Cardine, The Billy Sea ropes you in for a ride; gracefully weaving virtuosic musicianship into beautifully crafted melodies, with the infectious grooves of River Guerguerian and Jake Wolf.
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1. Going Back Home
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2. With a High Hope
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3. The Mare's Day
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4. Seven Tambourines
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5. Stars in Still Water
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6. Hawnk
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7. Bil Bhi Rav
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8. Joe vs the Jade Tree
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9. The Hatching Season
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10. Seven Tambourines (Full Version)
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11. Hawnk (Full Version)
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12. Bil Bhi Rav (Full Version)
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The Billy Sea:

'The Billy Sea' is a collection of prolific solo artists who have come together to create 'Global Americana' music. Founded by slide guitar revolutionary Billy Cardine, the sound is firmly planted in American roots music, but also pulls influence from all corners of the world.  Cardine, a classically trained pianist in his youth, eventually fell in love with the sound of the slide guitar and plays several variations of the instrument from all over the world. River Guerguerian commands a wide range of musical styles on his unique blend of percussion instruments, combining elements and experience from all over the world, and resulting in a powerful rhythmic perspective that is both familiar and otherworldly. Bassist Jake Wolf adds his intricate and original mix of musical elements, as a powerful melodic voice and a driving rhythmic force on the 6 string bass.

"Three prolific and well-known solo artists come together on slide guitar, bass and percussion, creating unique and technically brilliant progressive Americana and world music." -Take 5, Asheville NC

Individuals Bios:

Billy Cardine is an innovative slide guitarist, internationally touring artist, and educator. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the Ryman Auditorium and major festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Merlefest and Rockygrass.  Billy's dobro playing was recently featured on a recent Jerry Douglas' production, Southern Filibuster, honoring one of the forefathers of the instrument, Tut Taylor.  His distinct voice on all things slide has lead him to collaborations with Led Zeppelin's own, John Paul Jones and world renowned, Edgar Meyer in his Porous Borders of Music brainchild.  Billy's band, The Biscuit Burners, won national and international awards and recognition.  His curiosity and drive led him to Kolkatta, India where he began studying under his now guru, India's acclaimed Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya.  Back in the states, Billy's unique stylings and expertise attracted innovative analog music mogul, Moog Music.  During 2010, he helped design their first electric slide guitar which he debuted at MoogFest that same year.  His memorable compositions and unique instrumental voice have been featured on The History Channel's "Our Generation", BBC World's "Destination Music", and PBS' "RoadTrip Nation". Billy performed in southern India last year with a great Carnatic ensemble led by Ravi Kiran. The group recorded an album in Chennai to be released in 2013. In early 2012, Billy produced what is likely the first dobro featured Gypsy Jazz project with a great band including Josh Pinkham (Frank Vignola, Mike Marshall), Grant Gordy (Dave Grisman Quintet) and Zack and Andy Page (The Page Brothers). It was recently chosen by listeners as one of WNCW's top 100 discs of 2012 as well as a Top 20 regional release.

"Billy Cardine is an amazing Dobro player. He is fluent in everything that I do, and Josh Graves, and everybody that has come before. I got to be with him for a little while at Carnegie Hall for Edgar Meyer’s “Porous Borders (of music)"...I couldn’t have picked a better example for them of where the Dobro is now or what the possibilities are with the instrument." -- Jerry Douglas

"Billy Cardine proves to be one of the new generation of resonator guitar players who truly understands the possibilities of the instrument". -- Bluegrass Unlimited

River Guerguerian (Multi-Percussionist/Composer/Educator) was born in 1967 in Montreal, Canada to Armenian-Egyptian parents and received his Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music Conservatory in 1989. For over 25 years, he has been performing internationally with such groups as the BBC Concert Orchestra, New Music Consort, Grammy and Oscar winning composer Tan Dun, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble, Talujon Percussion Quartet, Chuck Berry, and Ziggy Marley/Gipsy Kings project. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by chamber ensembles, universities, modern dance companies, and new music festivals throughout the U.S.
Guerguerian has performed in concert halls in New York, Berlin, Moscow, Tokyo, Rome, Sydney, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Athens, Istanbul, London, and has recorded on over 150 albums and film soundtracks. In 1994, River sold all possessions, left civilization, and lived in a wildlife sanctuary in the Himalaya Mountains. River is the Music Director of the “Creative Technology and Arts Center” in Asheville, NC and conducts rhythm and sound exploration workshops throughout the country. Visit him at

"Guerguerian's composition, sensationally performed, devoted itself even more religiously to the possibilities of pure sound." -New York Times

Wolf is an in demand player for both stage and studio, known as a quick study with great skill tempered with great taste. He is a former student of the renowned Ali Akbar College of music, and a graduate of the Music Production program at The Evergreen State College. Whether he’s providing lush textural backgrounds, driving percussive rhythms, or soaring melodies, his music is known in the solo bass community and through his versatile sideman work for its depth and dimension. Jake is a staff writer for Bass Musician Magazine.



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