Bill Roberts

Madison, Wisconsin

  • Art Education › skill lessons
  • Music › blues
  • Music › jazz
  • Music › songwriting

I’ve been playing for a lot of years and have been teaching in music stores and schools for over 25 years! I play in several bands and duos around Madison. New CD here:

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Blues Rides Shotgun — My New CD!

April 30, 2017, 6:33 pm

I am proud to announce my new CD Blues Rides Shotgun.

We had a great time making it and I invite you to take a ride with smokey blues, spaghetti western instrumentals, rootsy ballads, and some rock and country.

Our CD release party is at the Brink on June 9th! Get more details about the Bill Roberts CD Release Celebration.

You can download it off of CD baby and soon you can get it on iTunes. Click on the link to hear previews!

From CD Baby

Dive into the musical imagination of Bill Roberts! Not only is Bill a guitar virtuoso, but he is also an unusually creative songwriter — a rare combination! This CD compiles some of the finest tunes Bill has composed over the last 30 years, as well as a couple of his favorite blues covers. Backed by a top shelf collection of session musicians, this album is a soulful collection of blues, rock and a dash of country. It will hold your interest from start to finish.

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The Bill Roberts Combo

April 30, 2017, 6:23 pm

The Bill Roberts Combo: is it jazz-blues or blues jazz? We are reuniting these styles in a savory combination of tasty licks and appealing musical presentations. Featuring one of Madison's finest guitarists, Bill Roberts, this group serves up a healthy entree of hot jazz-blues guitar, with side dishes of soulful bass, spicy piano, delicious beets (beats), and often topped with sweet sweet saxophone. Are we carrying this food metaphor too far? Yes. Yes, we are. Come get a taste of the real thing at a venue near you.

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Playing in the King of the Blues Competition

April 30, 2017, 6:16 pm

From a few years ago at Blue Smoke in Detroit...