Welcome to Bill Sparkman Music & Spirit Wind Productions, founded in 2011.
I am focused on Entertaining and bringing the exciting history and music of the past to my audiences. Now called the Americana Genre, my performances explore the singers, songwriters, and bands that melded blues, country, folk, and rockabilly during the 1950's, 60's, 70's, and part of the 80's.
It was one of the great musical transitions in the history of music.
While I am a solo performer, I occasionally join with a select group of magnificent musical artists, poets, actors, orators, and entertainers, to create an exciting musical adventure. Then, I will return to being a simple "One Man Band Operating Without A Net!"
As a vocalist (singer and guitar picker) raised on classic Rock, Blues, and Country, instead of focusing on perfection in my music, I sit down, pick up my guitar, and play the "Raw" music of the performers of the past who did not concern themselves with music perfection. Like me, they simply wanted to "Make Music"!
While I usually do solo performances, it is my pleasure to, on special occasions, have some very exceptional performers join me to do Musical Dramas. In Carmel, that means joining with Taelen Thomas (the Bard of Monterey) and The Steve Mortensen Band, featuring Steve, Dixie Dixon, and Richard Rosen. They fulfill the music needs of all audiences.
My music reflects the scratches, dents, and imperfections of many different creative singers, songwriters, poets, authors, and characters who were always interesting, but sometimes, lived exceptionally chaotic lives.
I salute them all for their creative endeavors! They will always be an important part of my life and music. I am available to discuss future performances, by emailing me at BillSparkman@msn.com.