I retired from promoting jam band shows in Western New York over ten years ago but have returned to promote a special memorial benefit
A gathering of WNY musicians, friends and fans to celebrate the life and music of Billy Constable. Music by Dave Ruch, Dave Ruch Music, Joe Bellanti, Joe Bellanti Music, Doug Yeomans, Kathryn Koch & Redheaded Stepchild, Jim Whitford, Ed Woods, Danny Lynn Wilson, Rolf Witt and more to be added. $5 suggested donation. All proceeds to benefit the Constable Family All pickers and musicians connected either stylistically or personally with Billy are wecomed to join in the jam.
See Billy Constable links (above) for more stories and links to Sassagrass archive and taper Audio Archives
If you are unable to attend, please consider a charitable donation to help offset the many medical and other related expenses GoFundMe Link
Main Benefit Event, was held Oct 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM, at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, Asheville, NC Facebook Link
Billy Constable Western New York Bio, Billy has carried his banjo into more jam-oriented groups such as Acoustic Forum from New York and New England’s Max Creek. He toured extensively and recorded with Hypnotic Clambake and The Larry Keel Experience. He formed his own band called Sassagrass and opened for Max Creek, Donna the Buffalo, Merl Sanders and more in the WNY area. Billy has appeared on many shows with Leftover Salmon, and he was also a featured guest on a handful of String Cheese Incident shows and one of their recent albums “Carnival 99.” Billy is also a member of the seasonal Big Daddy Bluegrass Band with Steve MacMurray, Curtis Burch, and Larry Keel. More info including extensive bio, Video, Pictures etc at billyconstable.com Link
Note this website hasn't been updated since 2011 and was setup as a fundraiser when Billy first was diagnosed with a lump on the lower portion of his brain. Hopefully in the future it will be updated as perpetual memorial.
1959 - 2015