Sons of Bill are a country rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia, that formed in the fall of 2005. At its core are brothers James, Sam, and Abe Wilson, the sons of Bill Wilson, the source of the band's name. The brothers returned to Virginia from very different paths in life to form a band based in the country music they grew up learning from their father while bringing along their interests in rock and jazz to influence their sound.
James Wilson plays acoustic guitar and is the band's lead vocalist. Sam Wilson plays electric guitar and sings backup vocals, occasionally taking over lead vocals as well. Abe Wilson plays piano, organ and banjo and also provides vocals. Seth Green plays bass and Todd Wellons plays drums.
In 2006 the band won the University of Virginia's battle of the bands. They took their prize - recording time at Crystalphonic Studios - and cut their first album, "A Far Cry From Freedom," which sold over 1000 copies within its first 8 months.
Websites: http://www.sonsofbill.com and http://www.myspace.com/sonsofbillmusic