Quote of the Week
August 24, 2010
"It will be easy to forget your vision and purpose once you have fine clothes, fast horses and beautiful women. Do this and you will be no better than a slave, and you will surely lose everything."
Genghis Khan admonishing his sons
Quote of the Week
August 17, 2010
"Like power in any shape, a full stomach always holds a dose of insolence, and this dose expresses itself first of all in the well-fed lecturing the starving."
Anton Chekhov 1891
Bill an Russell Cook
August 16, 2010
At the Little Rock Dulcimer Getaway on friday night, Aug. 20th, Bill and Russell Cook will play fiddle and hammered dulcimer between 7 and 9 pm. The Getaway will be at Pulaski Heights Baptist Church on Kavanaugh in the Little Rock Heights district.
Two Great Places
August 16, 2010
On August 17th, tuesday evening, Bill T and Matt Stone will play fiddle and guitar for the Whole Hog Barbecue located at Riverdale shopping center on Cantrell Ave in Little Rock. 6 til 8 pm. AND on August 19th, thursday night, Jack Sundell and I will play guitar, fiddle and sing at Khalil's Pub from 7 pm til midnight. Khalil's address is
110 S. Shackleford in west Little Rock. A good time will be had! Come see us.
Quote of the Week
August 13, 2010
In modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason.
Bill on iTunes!
July 7, 2010
La Rotta - new single at CD Baby and iTunes
May 13, 2010
La Rotta, my latest single is now on CD Baby and iTunes and more.it is a cool violin Latin jazzy vibe with plenty of percussion. I played all the instruments. the link is:
I composed it and got the idea from an ancient melody
of the Renaissance.
New video 5/5/10
May 6, 2010
Bill Thurman's Music on iTunes and Videos on Youtube
January 12, 2010
All songs and tunes by Bill Thurman are available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and more. check out the videos at: http://lnk.ms/03g12
November 8, 2009
Bill will play the harp and the fiddle at Lakewood Gardens in North Little Rock from 10 am til 2 pm on saturday, Nov. 14th, 2009. location is 3101 North Hills Blvd. and they will be highlighting all their Christmas decorations.
Little House on the Prairie
November 5, 2009
Bill breaks out in a new direction by playing viola with the orchestra in Little House on the Prairie, starring Melissa Gilbert at the Robinson Hall in downtown Little Rock, AR. show times are 1 pm and 7:30 pm on Nov. 5th, 2009.
Winter Creek Dulcimer Festival
September 18, 2009
Bill will be teaching workshops in fiddle and intro to folk harp at the Winter Creek Dulcimer Fest in Bennington, OK and will also be performing in the evening on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October. the Red River Valley Dulcimer Club and David's Dulcimers will be sponsoring the event and the address is at 654 Acorn lane in Bennington, OK. camping is available and newcomers are welcome. for more info
please visit: www.texomalinks.com/rrvdc
September 12, 2009
Norton Arts August 14th
August 12, 2009
Bill Thurman and Jack Sundell will play and sing for Norton Arts (gallery) in downtown Little Rock, AR exactly next door to Community Bakery from 5 til 8 pm on friday, Aug. 14th.
Downtown Festival in Benton, AR
July 2, 2009
Bill, Jack Sundell and Joe Sundell will play from 5 til 8
at the Benton, AR downtown festival (near the square) on July 16th. we play fiddle, guitar, banjo and sing. if you like a lot of old songs, fiddle tunes and ice cream, food and fun, then it's the place to be!
June 17, 2009
Bill will play along with Jack,
Joe, Liam and Matt at the Satelite Cafe in Little Rock on friday night, June 19th from 8 til 11 pm. plenty of hot fiddle and old country songs. high energy!
April 1, 2009
on April 2nd from 8-11 pm, Bill Thurman, Bill Nesbitt, Chris Atwood and Bob Baldridge will be playing their string swing music at the Afterthought at the corner of Kavanaugh and Beechwood in Little Rock. the Afterthought is a cool little non-smoking bar, not overly loud where you can sit and talk and actually hear your friends. come see us!
Palestine Dulcimer Fest
March 23, 2009
Bill will be playing and visiting with old friends this weekend, March 27-29 at the Palestine Old time Music and Dulcimer Fest in the heart of east Texas. it's just a short drive from the Tyler, TX area.
Irish Sampling at Whole Foods
March 7, 2009
on St Patrick's Day, March 17th, Bill will play Irish and all sorts of music on his small
harp for Whole Foods' Irish Sampling from 11:30 am to 1 pm and again from 4 pm to
7 pm. put on a smile and have some fun!
28th Annual Jungle Boater Race at Turner Bend
February 13, 2009
on sunday, March 8th between 12 noon and 1 pm Bill will play fiddle tunes for the party after the 28th Annual Jungle Boaters Race(canoes and kayaks) at Turner Bend and the Mulberry River. it's near Cass, AR, beautiful area and lot's of fun.
February 9, 2009
Bill will be playing the harp at Whole Foods on Feb. 14th
Valentine's Day from 2 to 4 pm. he will also play there the day before, Feb. 13th twice from 11:30 am to 1 pm
and from 3:30 to 6 pm. he will play finally that weekend on sunday the 15th from 12:30 to 3 pm.
New CD at CD Baby!
December 20, 2008
Bill Thurman's new CD, Pullin' a Few Strings is now available at CD Baby. it is also available for digital sales
and download. Pullin' a Few Strings features the small harp and the violin. it's as if world music meets Irish traditional in a mellow contemplative style. it is all instrumental and Bill played all the instruments. it was recorded and mastered by Jon Raney from Raney Recording in Drasco, AR.
BT's New CD Release!
December 7, 2008
Pullin' a Few Strings, the title of my new CD featuring the small harp and the violin will be available sunday
December 14th from 12:30 to 2:30. it will be at Whole Foods in Little Rock near the intersection of Rodney Parham and I-430. you could say that the music is about half Irish traditional and half
"World" music. there are 10
tracks and it's all instrumental. Pullin' a Few Strings should be at CD Baby
in about 10 to 12 days. Thank you!
More CDs at CD Baby
November 26, 2008
A new shipment of Bill Thurman's CDs is about to arrive at the offices of CD Baby. The Celtic Collection, Fiddlin' My Life Away, Fiddlin' For Fun, The Original Music and more. it's not too early to start your CD shopping for the Holiday Season!
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Harp for Christmas
November 23, 2008
Bill will be playing the harp for the National Bank of Arkansas' annual Christmas Party on the evening of December 4th.