William E. Hutchison, Jr.
William E. “Billie” Hutchison, Jr. from Waukegan, Illinois has played major music festivals such as Summerfest, Country Thunder, Country USA, Afrofest, Taste of Chicago, and Gospel on the Beach. As a bass player, William has toured internationally. He’s a versatile bassist who has played all styles of music from Classic Motown, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Country and Classic Rock. He has played in acts that have opened for Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw.
Of his DNA rig, Billie says:
“What I love about David Nordschow’s DNA amplifiers and speaker cabs is that it doesn’t get in the way of my bass guitar’s tone. My sound is in my fingertips… in my touch. Every ounce of sweat that I pour into my playing… my DNA 1350 and cabinets deliver with power, clarity and transparency!”
2003: Drums and Bass Workshop: Kassel, Germany
2008 and 2018: The Peoples Voice: Magazine Cover and Centerfold Article. 2011: Life in the Overflow: Magazine Cover and Centerfold Article. 2018: Bass Musician Magazine: Featured Artist as DNA Bass Amplifier’s “Bass Player of the Month”
2009: Lakland Basses
2016: DNA Bass Amplifiers and Speaker Cabinets
International Music Performances:
• Zurich, Switzerland
• Innsbruck, Austria
• Berlin, Germany
• Cologne, Germany
• Kassel, Germany
• Frankfurt, Germany
• Mogendorf, Germany
• Sinzheim, Germany
2007: Awarded “Most Influential African American In Lake County in Arts and Entertainment category by Soaring Eagle Publications.
KC Williams (International Country Artist), Lonnie Givens (Blues Legend), his own band: Billy’s Band of Brothers, The Archie Parks Project (Jazz keyboard virtuoso), Dr. Cynthia Nunn (Gospel Artist), Sweet Bev Perrone (Blues Artist), International Independent Artist Rachel Yvonne who has released two albums, Dave Dallison and Friends, Nick Psyhogios and the 52nd Street Band, and Violinist Edgar Gabriel’s String Fusion. He has also gigged with Richard Gibbs (Music Director and Keyboardist for Aretha Franklin) and internationally renowned Drummer Greg Rockingham.
Music Composer and contributor to Cornell Ford’s Film “Eyes from Eden”