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Billy Buchanan has called St. Augustine, FL home since 2007. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Billy’s gritty soulful sound has been a welcomed alternative to an already thriving folk scene in the nation’s oldest city. Averaging five shows a week (250 dates a year!), Billy has been nicknamed the “Hardest working musician in North Florida”. Not only is he a regular at local restaurants, hotels, country clubs, and concert venues, he’s headlined many of the main festivals, including One Spark, Music By The Sea, Rock The Decade Gala (Florida Theatre), Rhythm and Ribs, The Lincolnville Festival, Cathedral Festival, and The New Years Eve Beach Blast Off. But what many people don’t know, is that Billy has been on this musical adventure for quite a while.
Billy Buchanan has had an illustrious twenty year career. As an award winning recording artist, he’s released five albums as a solo artist and two albums with his former band Fusebox (Elevate/EMI). He’s had three Top 20 songs on the CCM charts and has performed in all fifty states and in twenty six countries. As a sideman, he’s played bass, guitar, or sang background vocals for many great artists, including Grammy winners Rebecca St. James, Michael Tait, and John Carter Cash. He has shared the stage with an amazingly diverse list of artists, including Joy Williams (from The Civil Wars), Shawn Mullins, Sixpence None The Richer, JohnnySwim, The New Orleans Suspects, David Ryan Harris, G Love and Special Sauce, Switchfo