William E. Hutchison, Jr.
William E. “Billy B” Hutchison, Jr. from Waukegan, Illinois has played major music festivals such as Summerfest, Country Thunder, Country USA, Lake County Afrofest, Gospelfest, Taste of Chicago, and Gospel on the Beach Music Festival. 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”
2008 – Present: Lakland Basses
2016 – Present: DNA Bass Amplifiers and Speaker Cabinets
2022: Grundorf Professional Cases and Racks
International Music Performances:
• Zurich, Switzerland
• Innsbruck, Austria
• Berlin, Germany
• Cologne, Germany
• Kassel, Germany
• Frankfurt, Germany
• Mogendorf, Germany
• Sinzheim, Germany
• Hanau, Germany
2007: Awarded “Most Influential African American In Lake County in Arts and Entertainment category by Soaring Eagle Publications.
July 2018: Featured in Bass Musician Magazine as DNA Bass Amplifiers “Bass Player of the Month”
Billy’s Band of Brothers (His Band)
KC Williams (International Country Artist), Lonnie Givens (Blues Legend),
The Archie Parks Project (Jazz keyboard virtuoso), Dr. Cynthia Nunn (Gospel Artist),
International Independent Artist Rachel Yvonne who has released three albums,
Sweet Bev Perrone (Blues Artist),
Dave Dallison and Friends,
Nick Psyhogios and Chicago’s Own Piano Man Band, and Violinist Edgar Gabriel’s String Fusion. He has also gigged with Richard Gibbs (Music Director and Keyboardist for the late Aretha Franklin) and internationally renowned Drummer Greg Rockingham.
Music Composer and contributor to Cornell Ford’s Film “Eyes from Eden”
which is now available on Tubi.tv