Bill Lloyd Interview on The Time Machine
Singer-songwriter Bill Lloyd was a recent guest on The Time Machine. The talented artist has made some wonderful recordings on his own and part of the duo Foster & Lloyd. Bill's teaming up with Radney Foster resulted in nine country singles charting in the late eighties. The recording artist, songwriter, musician, and producer shared with the Maui radio audience the story behind his latest album "Boy King Of Tokyo". Bill’s diverse musical activities include working as a producer (ranging from Carl Perkins to MTV reality show indie-rockers, The Secret), a session player (from Brit-pop icons like Ray Davies of The Kinks and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze to country legends like Buck Owens and Steve Earle), a sideman (Poco, Marshall Crenshaw and with Cheap Trick when they perform The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" with orchestra) and as a songwriter (with songs cut by Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Keith Anderson, Hootie and the Blowfish and many more). He has recorded a string of critically acclaimed solo records that blend his melodic power pop sensibility with finely tuned song craft. During his three-year stint as the Stringed Instrument Curator at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, he created the quarterly series "Nashville Cats", that he continues to host. He’s the music director for the First Amendment Center in Nashville. He also organized and plays in Nashville’s high concept cover band, The Long Players, who were recently profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered.
Other artists featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include Foster & Lloyd, The La's, Paul & Linda McCartney, Crowded House, Martha Davis, America, Brian Ray, Marshall Crenshaw, Aerosmith, Morrissey and Jackson Browne.
Hello friends, fans and followers of my musical endeavors..
As you can see from the video above, Radney Foster and I have reunited to make the first album we've done in twenty years. Here, we are doing the title cut called, "It's Already Tomorrow" and it sure feels that way. Doing another project together came out of a renewed bout of co-writing songs. The process was great fun and the reaction has been overwhelming. We were able to record the album as a combo with Keith Brogdon on drums (who plays with Radney on the road) and Tom Petersson (who plays bass with Cheap Trick). We got a few other friends like Sam Bush, Lloyd Green and Beth Nielsen Chapman to add their talents in a few spots and we had ourselves a new record!
While we're no longer on RCA Records like the old days, we released the cd on our own imprint called "Effin' Ell Records". With so many record stores having closed and major chains decreasing their music sections, we very much appreciate all the folks who found and ordered "It's Already Tomorrow". You'll be able to find it right here on my refurbished website: http://www.billlloydmusic.net
Foster and Lloyd have been able to tour this last year and it's been great fun and wonderful to see so many old friends. We will continue playing Foster and Lloyd shows into the next year. We're already talking about recording another record down the line so we're not planning on letting another twenty years go by in between albums.
A good bit of time has passed since I released a solo album as well. "Back to Even" came out in 2004 and I was pleased it got such a positive response from fans and critics. I have recorded another one over the last few years in bits and pieces. I've been working with some talented friends who recorded and mixed these tracks for me. Since I was a young teen, I always wanted to make a record where I wrote, played and sang the whole thing myself so that's what I finally did this time around. I'm happy with the way it turned out. The album will be called "Boy King of Tokyo" and I hope to have it out in early 2012. You'll be able to find it on my refurbished website: http://www.billlloydmusic.net
There's a good bit of information on the site that you you'll also be able to find links there to all my musical projects that include Foster and Lloyd and The Long Players.
I lost control of my dot com website I had years back so PLEASE ignore the bill lloyd.com site that is out there.
As 2011 comes to a close and the holidays approach, it's an especially good time to take stock and give thanks for the good things. Thanks to you all for the support you've shown. Through my website you will see that we're offering a reduced rate on my cd titles in hopes that the gift of music is a part of your stocking stuffing. Hope to see you soon and the best to you and yours.