Metropolitan Houston Chapter

Chevron Retirees Association

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December 12, 2017

December Program
Bill Parish
"The One Man Band"
 

Bill began playing the guitar in 1966 at the age of 15.  He played lead guitar in a rock band during his High School years and in 1970 he formed his own Country Rock band.  In 1971, he recorded a song called  “A Woman"  that reached number 16 on the charts that year. In 1972 he began touring with his own band, working the night club and Hotel circuits in such places as Las Vegas, New York, Nashville and Alberta Canada.  From 1975 through 1986 Bill performed with many notable musicians, among whom are Claude King “Wolverton Mountain”, David Houston “Almost Persuaded”. He also attended LSU Shreveport completing his BA Degree in 1983.  He formed his own band, The Crawdads, which performed as the opening act for Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr, headlined the Louisiana State Fair and Billy Bob’s Nightclub in Ft. Worth.  In 1986 he played Lead Guitar for Randy Travis and opened for Ray Price.  In 1990 he was one of the featured acts on "The Pride of Galveston" which was the first Cruise ship to sail out of Galveston.

During the last 20 years, Bill has performed mainly at night clubs, restaurants, retirement centers and at private functions.  Bill plays the electric and acoustic guitar, bass, harmonica, and keyboards. Bill and his wife, Judy, were married in 1983 and now live in Dickinson, Texas.

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