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Hessie Mae Steppin' Up! - June 22, 2015

Well don't ask me how this happens, but we've already found a fiddle player and then some! And get this, her name is... wait for it.... "Hessie Mae", from Clarkston,MI. Boy, we're glad to have her aboard!

Mary's Stepping Down - April 30, 2015

It pains me deeply to inform y'all that Mary will no longer be our full time fiddle player due to her busy schedule and her husbands recent health concerns, though he's doing fine these days! If we're lucky, she'll be filling in when others can't make it.
I refuse to accept that we won't still be playing together often. I'm proud to say that she is my friend. And I wish her and Tony only the best!

Springtime in Michigan! - April 21, 2014

Summer is around the corner and we're making some BIG changes to our line-up. Beginning April 27th Drake Lolley, a 19 year old phenom will be joining us on banjo, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar. Hold onto your hats 'cause this kid can play anything! Come on out and hear for yourself, thanks for all your support...Bill

Back to The Bluebird Cafe March 2nd! - February 7, 2014

If you've seen the hit abc tv series "Nashville", then you may have also seen this venue as the back drop for many episodes. The Bluebird has been good to my brother Dale and myself, having us back about twice each year for many years now...honored! Rated by April 2013 Rollin'Stone as a Top 10 Small Club Venue...shoot, we knew that!

Bill receives Wayne Co. "2013 Performing Artist Award" - October 5, 2013

Bill is honored to receive the "2013 Performing Artist Award" on Thursday Oct. 17th
from The Wayne County Council for the Arts, History, and Humanities thanks to the
kind and generous nomination of Pam Frucci from the Grosse Ile Alliance for the Arts

New CD Release! "Along For The Ride" - August 22, 2013

WOW! wait till you here this shtuff! It's amazing what some folks can do in a studio
when combined with incredible talent. John coordinated quite a project here, enjoy!

Played The Bluebird Last Night! - April 29, 2013

WOW! Over two hours before the doors open and there must have been 150 people in
line! And they know that most of them won't even get in, but still they wait! And
we delivered the good for sure. Myself, John Lang(pedal), Evan North(bass) and my
brother Dale Bynum. We slayed'em! Look for us back in Nashvegas for the Americana
festival in September as we perform the trifecta, TwoOldHippies, AntiqueArchaeology,
& TheBluebird! Three great venues over three days. Nashville won't know what hit'em!
Plan your vaction now!

Feeding Those in Need / This Band is Hotter Than a Rocket! - February 14, 2013

Seriously folks, we're hittin' on all eight cylinders these days. Won't you please
come out for some hillbilly music and to share some time with Bynum&Co. On Sunday
Feb.24th help us feed the needy as we perform for BreakFest at The Ark in Ann Arbor

"LIVE" on MyFox Detroit TV2. This link was down, but now has resurfaced! - November 26, 2012

Just Checking In - October 30, 2012

Hey,now! the holidays are comin' at us quick and our calendar is packed with gigs!
We've had a blast performing for y'all in 2012, and released our CD "Less is More".
Don't let the winter season keep you in, come see Bynum&Co. real soon, ya'hear!

Bynum&Co. to release "Less is More" June 7th at The Ark - April 30, 2012

Well, it's about time! Our wonderful fans have been on us for a while now about a new CD and it's finally happening thanks to all for the support and encouragement!
We'll be releasing "Less is More" at The Ark in AnnArbor, Thursday June 7th 8:00pm
and we hope you'll come share the evening with us...Bill &Co.

New photos - May 28, 2011

We played at the Detroit Institute of Arts recently, in the gallery with the amazing Diego Rivera frescoes depicting the Ford Rouge Plant. While we were there we had the talented Michael Hacala shoot some new photos for us--it's about time we got John in the picture! We've posted some in our photo gallery. Have fun, we did!

"LIVE" in the WDET Studio on Ann Delisi's "Essential Music" - March 21, 2011

Hey'all, please go to click on "select a show" and you'll
find the first program to be "Ann Delisi's Essential Music", click on the 3-20-11
date and go to "min.23:00" to hear our interview and "LIVE" performance. Peace!

Somebody's Listening! - March 7, 2011

Please check out this review written about Bill Bynum&Co;. by Marci Parker Darwin!
As musicians it's very uplifting to know somebody's listening and understands us!

It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day, It's a New Year! - January 28, 2011

We're back at it! Our first three shows(in nine days) went absolutely great!
Maxwell's in Garden City, TrinityHouse in Livonia, and The Chelsea Library.
All of these venues were filled with the kindest folks. We truly thank you.
Real music just can't happen without a real audience. Y'all take the cake!

We have more great venues coming up, so please come and be a part of something
special and come out to one of our shows real soon. We need and and appreciate
your support........... Bill Bynum&Co;. True, Blue, and On-Time!

Opening for Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper "4X Instrumental Group of the Year"!!! - October 18, 2010

Hey now, for the second installment of The Pete Goble Bluegrass Series we're honored
to welcome Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper to The Carlson High School Auditorium on
Saturday November 13th at 7:00pm to benefit The Penrickton Center for Blind Children
Won't y'all please help us bring this amazing act to support a very worthy cause?
More details on our calendar.

Press coverage - March 27, 2010

Hi all! We got some press recently in Jackson, which got picked up by the AP, which ended up on some local USAtoday web sites. See it on our Press/Reviews page. We've been getting some big crowds lately at the Jackson Coffee Company -- thanks to all!

Our recent participation in a benefit at The Ark in Ann Arbor was a big success. We played with Bonnie Rideout, Duck Baker, and Rev. Robert Jones in a benefit for the Breakfast at St. Andrews, a program that's been feeding the hungry in Ann Arbor every day for 27 years. We very nearly had a sellout crowd, despite the day's snowstorm. The organizer, Jim Cain, says we made $14,000 for the program. He had it professionally recorded, with video as well. Look for a CD of the event to come later this year.

See you on down the road!

Happy New Year! - February 11, 2010

So we're a little late with our new year greetings. It's a recurring theme in the Bill Bynum News -- we're too busy! Some day maybe we'll get to quit our day jobs but for now we'll just squeeze in updates when we can.

Our biggest upcoming event is BreakFest, a big fundraiser at The Ark in Ann Arbor to help feed the hungry. It benefits the Breakfast at St. Andrews. We share the stage with Duck Baker, the Rev. Robert Jones, Sr., and Bonnie Rideout. Our friend Jim Cain has been working hard to put this together. It's a great evening of music for a good cause. Come join the fun!

We've really enjoyed seeing so many of our fans at our recent shows. Thanks for braving the cold and dark to support us. As Bill always says, "without you, we're nuthin'." Truer words were never spoken.

Apple Season - September 12, 2009

Fall means apple pickin' time for Dave and his family at Keeney Orchard in Tipton, Michigan. Although it means we do fewer gigs in September and October, there are some benefits -- like great apple pies, and a little extra time to update the web site. How do you like the new look?

We had a great mini-tour of Western Michigan at the end of August, despite the cold, rainy weather. Aten Place at Boyne Falls was fantastic! It's a private, non-profit series of barn concerts--but this is no ordinary barn -- stage, lights, sound, old wooden auditorium seating, and a great audience. Many thanks to our hosts, Bill and Maxine!

The tour culminated with a repeat engagement at Grin Fest in Howard City. We played the late-night slot both Friday and Saturday to hard-core music fans braving the dampness.

See you on down the road!

New music! - May 14, 2009

We've been busy saving the world and slaying dragons, so web site updates kinda fell off the to-do list. But we've put away our capes and tights, and are back to pickin' and updatin'.

In just the last 3 weeks or so we've started performing a couple of new originals, a timely take on middle age called "Ain't Like I Used to Be" and a sentimental song called "Old Friend."

Bill was a big hit with these songs at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville recently.

We'll be performing them at The Ark May 29, along with a mix of older originals from our CD, and a selection of our favorite stuff from radioland. We hope to see you there.

Busy Summer - August 11, 2008


The band's been hoppin' this summer. We've been working on some new songs -- Bill's latest kick is a new album by the Steeldrivers. We've incorporated some of their songs to the lineup, and are working on a new one of Bill's, which we hope to debut soon.

Bill played in the songwriter's showcase at the famed Bluebird Cafe in Nashville back in May, and they liked him so much he got invited back! We're right proud of him. (BTW, he's not writing this, in case you thought his head had gotten a little too big to fit through his fruit-of-the-looms!)

Our gig at the Trenton Theater was a big success. Thanks to all the folks who came out to see us, and the great people who helped us make it happen.

We're hoping for the same this Friday at The Ark in Ann Arbor. Come shake and howdy with us!

launching - May 14, 2008

It's been a long Michigan winter. We've been working on some new tunes--a couple of originals plus some Steeldrivers covers. Dave's trimmed the apple trees in the Keeney Orchard, Mary moved to her new house, Chuck moved out of his basement where he lived while remodeling the house, and Bill's been busy booking the band.

And we finally got around to doing a new web site.

We're still working on the details, so check back to see our progress. For instance, Mary shot publicity photos of all of us a couple of months ago, but we forgot to wrest the camera from her clutches and shoot her. So we have Mary's pix but no pix of Mary.

We look forward to seeing you on down the road.

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