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Date Event Location
(CDT, UTC-05) (CDT, UTC-05) Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles (w/Pelt) The Hideout, Chicago, Illinois The Hideout, Chicago, Illinois
Bill MacKay The Little Fleet - Summer Launch Party, Traverse City, MI The Little Fleet - Summer Launch Party, Traverse City, MI
Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles The Nightlight, Chapel Hill, NC The Nightlight, Chapel Hill, NC
Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles Jay's Place, Charlotte, NC Jay's Place, Charlotte, NC
Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles w/Tal Sounds Rhizome, Washington, DC Rhizome, Washington, DC
Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles Bar 1801, Baltimore, MD Bar 1801, Baltimore, MD
Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles... w/Mikel Patrick Avery Brickbat Books, Philadelphia, PA Brickbat Books, Philadelphia, PA
Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY
Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles w/Sunburned Hand of the Man The Sunspot, Northampton, MA The Sunspot, Northampton, MA
Bill MacKay - W/Ty Segall & The Freedom Band Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
Bill MacKay @ Ox-Bow School of Art / Summer Benefit Concert Ox-Bow, Michigan Ox-Bow, Michigan
Bill MacKay @ Seventh Stanine Festival (Milwaukee) Cactus Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Cactus Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 —  — BCMC (Bill MacKay and Cooper Crain) Middlebrow, Chicago, IL Middlebrow, Chicago, IL
Bill MacKay Glenview Public Library, Glenview, Illinois Glenview Public Library, Glenview, Illinois
 —  — Bill MacKay @ Nelsonville Music Festival 2022 Nelsonville, Ohio Nelsonville, Ohio

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Bill MacKay is a Chicago-based composer, improvisor, guitarist and writer. He has created an extensive body of original work, while energizing the folk, avant-garde, and experimental diaspora. 

MacKay’s blissful harmonic control and outside-the-box guitar mastery are one with his compelling songwriting, and his creative voyage and imaginative influences are fully displayed across his discography. 

His recent recordings include:  Keys (2021) with Nathan Bowles, Scarf (2020), STIR (2019) with Katinka Kleijn, Fountain Fire (2019), and Esker (2017), and were released by Drag City. 

MacKay is also a poet, visual artist and polyglot, and is a member of both the avant-garde rock outfit Black Duck (with Doug McCombs) and the experimental groove-drone project BCMC (with Cooper Crain). 

www.billmackay.com

 

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