Mayville Bluegrass Festival

Great Blue Heron Festival

The Story

The History

Bill began his career steeped in the acoustic music scene in Chautauqua County, NY. Breaking for Austin, TX for a moment in the '70s, he then returned to NY to hold up the folk/acoustic music flag for good. in 2003 he released the ground-breaking "Highway in the Desert," a testament to his skill as a composer and bandleader.A skilled performer and promoter, Bill Ward has garnered a fan base of thousands.

Bill Ward continues to make music and promote the arts in Western NY through live performances, recording, and workshops. He is the host of the Back Room Radio Hour, which features live performances of regional independent musical artists. 

Back Room Radio Hour