Born in Tennessee (go big Orange!), the son of a Naval Officer, Bill was raised everywhere from the Panama Canal Zone, to Kodiak Island, Alaska, to Annapolis, Maryland. He served in Vietnam, then hosted radio news and sports programs in east Tennessee. Having 'messed around' on a guitar some years ago, he picked it up again in earnest when he retired from a managerial position at Vanderbilt University. After studying under the late great Pete Huttlinger (2001 National Fingerpicking Champion!), Bill's musical career took off. Bill divides his time between Granville, Ohio and his condo in middle Tennessee.