Billy Shaddox

Billy Shaddox: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals

Genre: Rock

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Influences: The Byrds, Wilco, Flying Burrito Brothers.


"I don't think of myself as a folk musician, as I'm sometimes labeled," says Billy Shaddox. "My dad was in a bluegrass band, and he was a big influence on me, but I was really steeped in the sounds of country and rock. For me, it's really about honoring the styles of the past, but taking it a new level and making them my own."

Shaddox's band Billy Midnight won a 2008 San Diego Music Award for best Americana or Country Album. In 2010, he was heard on the soundtrack for the surf movie Highwater, which made its local premier September 3 at AMC Fashion Valley.

His 2015 full-length I Melt, I Howl, released on June 16, was produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, David Wax Museum) and recorded at the Great North Sound Society studio in Maine.


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