Old Five and Dimers
My name is Bill Madison. Hey! I guess you could call me an ‘old five and dimer’ like in this great song – written by Billy Joe Shaver – I am also a singer songwriter and interpreter of Americana Folk and Country Music! Sign up here and you will receive a free download of the title song from my CD called “Old Five and Dimers”! If you like what you see and hear, pass the word along to your friends! Thanks!
I respect your privacy and will not share your name or e-mail address. And I won’t bog down your e-mail with a lot of stuff. I just post blogs every once in a while sharing what I believe to be useful and entertaining content. I do send out weekly notifications of my online performances.
My musical career spans more than 50 years; from the Folk Music venues of Boston, New York City and Montreal during the 1960’s, to the ski resorts and honky tonks of Northern New England from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. In 1973, I released my first album called“Sunday Mornin’ Hayride”. That album has been re-released by Riverman Records and Yoga Records and was voted in the top ten retro re-issues for 2009 by the Acid Archives.
In 1974, I formed Them Fargo Brothers which became New England’s Premier Country Rock Band, and I toured with the band until 1990. I am currently writing and recording in my studio and marketing my CD’s through my web site and have downloads available across the web. I am also seeking to license my music to films, etc.
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GREAT REVIEWS OF ‘OLD FIVE AND DIMERS’!!
From Toni-Taylor Helser of Barefoot Music!
Traditional Folk/Americana music needs to be kept alive, and Bill Madison is doing just that with his latest release of “Old Five and Dimers”. Dedicated to Billy Joe Shaver & in memory of Tim Hardin tells us right off that our soul is in for something special.
Rich in history of his chosen tracks, he combines also some of his own original work, creating a master of storytelling entertainment contained in one CD.
Bill’s seasoned and laid back style gets the listener cozy into approximately 50 minutes of nostalgia that whether shared with another, or in solitude, it will leave you recalling times of yesteryears.
The title track “Old Five and Dimers” will get your toes tapping and, with it’s lyrics, bring us all a reminder of who we are.
Bill’s acoustic guitar is the perfect accompaniment to his rich timbre vocals.
There’s always a certain sense of romance in a collection of cover tunes and Bill doesn’t disappoint, even making the old blues standard “House Of The Rising Sun” his own; including this writer’s favorite, Rodney Crowell’s “Shame On The Moon”.
Bill’s originals don’t disappoint the romantic at heart either, with his two co-written songs with his wife Nancy Madison: “Can’t Stay Away” and “Friends In Love” the listener will be left with a wonderful sense of nostalgia…. And even hope.
Review by Toni-Taylor Helser
And from Jeff Reid of the Lost City Band!
Here are a few of my favorite songs from my latest albums.
All She Wanted – from the All She Wanted Album
Just Pass On The Love – from the Pass On The Love Album
Baker Street – my reverent cover the the Gerry Rafferty song – featured on the All She Wanted Album
The above is the artwork for the iTunes download of Baker St.
From my band – Them Fargo Brothers – on the “Them Fargo Brothers – 1979″ Album, our cover of Steely Dan’s great song – With A Gun
From my first album – Sunday Mornin’ Hayride – Released in 1973 -Sunshine Cowboy
I hope you will stay tuned to the new Bill Madison Music site as we grow.
Thanks for your interest and support!