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Date Event Location
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 & Nathan Bowles Shadow Box, Durham NC Shadow Box, Durham NC
Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles Bar 1801, Baltimore, MD Bar 1801, Baltimore, MD
Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles w/Tal Sounds Rhizome, Washington, DC Rhizome, Washington, DC
Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles... w/Mikel Patrick Avery Brickbat Books, Philadelphia, PA Brickbat Books, Philadelphia, PA
Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles w/Sunburned Hand of the Man, etc 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 Glenview Public Library, Glenview, Illinois Glenview Public Library, Glenview, Illinois
Bill MacKay Torn Light Records, Cincinnatti, OH Torn Light Records, Cincinnatti, OH
 —  — Bill MacKay @ Nelsonville Music Festival 2022 Nelsonville, Ohio Nelsonville, Ohio

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Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles - Keys (Drag City, 2021)

Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles - Keys (Drag City, 2021)

Bill MacKay - Scarf (Drag City, 2020)

Bill MacKay - Scarf (Drag City, 2020)

Bill MacKay and Katinka Kleijn - STIR (Drag City, 2019)

Bill MacKay and Katinka Kleijn - STIR (Drag City, 2019)

Bill MacKay - Fountain Fire (Drag City, 2019)

Bill MacKay - Fountain Fire (Drag City, 2019)

Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker - Hypnotic Pulse of the Reindeer Range (JMY, 2017)

Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker - Hypnotic Pulse of the Reindeer Range (JMY, 2017)

Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker SpiderBeetleBee (Drag CIty, 2017)

Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker SpiderBeetleBee (Drag CIty, 2017)

Bill MacKay - Esker (Drag City, 2017)

Bill MacKay - Esker (Drag City, 2017)

Bill MacKay - Sunrise/Bill MacKay plays the songs of John Hulburt (Tompkins Square, 2015)

Bill MacKay - Sunrise/Bill MacKay plays the songs of John Hulburt (Tompkins Square, 2015)

Darts & Arrows - Altamira (ears&eyes records, 2015)

Darts & Arrows - Altamira (ears&eyes records, 2015)

Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker - Land of Plenty (Whistler Records, 2015)

Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker - Land of Plenty (Whistler Records, 2015)

Bill MacKay - Chatham Park (2014)

Bill MacKay - Chatham Park (2014)

Bill MacKay and Matt Lux - December Concert (ears&eyes records, 2014)

Bill MacKay and Matt Lux - December Concert (ears&eyes records, 2014)

Darts & Arrows - Eyes of the Carnival (2012)

Darts & Arrows - Eyes of the Carnival (2012)

Bill MacKay and Darts & Arrows (2010)

Bill MacKay and Darts & Arrows (2010)

Broken Things - Swim to the River (2007)

Broken Things - Swim to the River (2007)

Bill MacKay & Sounds of Now (2005)

Bill MacKay & Sounds of Now (2005)

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Bio Sketch

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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