Bill & the Belles Live
May 29, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Join us at the Floyd Country Store on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 8:00pm for a live show with Bill & the Belles. The show will have a limited in-person audience and air live on Facebook and YouTube. In-person tickets are $20 and available for sale online only. The livestream is free with donations accepted to support the musical artists and production costs of the concert. Doors open at 7:30pm.
About Bill & the Belles
With all their tongue-in-cheek quips, you’d think Bill and the Belles avoids the tough stuff, however, that’s far from the truth. “Never Be Happy Again” is a laundry list of existential woes, and “People Gonna Talk” profiles some of the frustrations of small-town living. “Make It Look Easy” is both an anthem for apathy and a proper “fuck off” to those who’ve got something to say about your life choices. And of course there’s “Sobbin’ the Blues,” Truelsen’s homage to the ‘talking blues’ numbers of the past, neatly tied up with a moral-of-the-story twist. Tucked in amongst the grief and jubilation of Happy Again are some noteworthy oddballs, including two songs that began their lives as jingles on Farm and Fun Time (the band’s live variety radio show now syndicated on PBS, reaching over 20 million homes): “Bye Bye Bill” (a tale about a pale ale drinking whale) and the “The Corn Shuckin’ Song” (make of it what you will). The band presents these themes simply and playfully, inviting listeners to reframe their own burdens and look to the future. “This was one of the first times I felt like I was writing country songs like my heros that were actually from my own perspective,” says Truelsen. “I quickly realized it made sense for us to break the rules.” The group subverts expectations for a stringband, taking a page from some of the finest early country and rock songwriters that drifted happily between genres. Truelsen describes the band’s mission: “One of my ultimate goals is to write songs that are hard to classify in a certain time period. To transcend the now.”
- required to wear a mask at all times (with exception of eating and drinking)
- required to take a temperature check upon entry
- required to maintain at least a 6 foot distance from other groups
- not allowed to approach the band/stage
- flexible with production needs of the livestream
You can make a donation to support the musicians and The Floyd Country Store through the COVID-19 pandemic using the links below or through the Venmo mobile app to @floydcountrystore.