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Fans of MerleFest

Are there any other Merlefesters here ?Next year will be our fourth. An incredible experience !I was wonderin what folks think of the 2010 lineup.BillSee More
Feb 19, 2014
Russell Adkins commented on Bill Startz's video

Sailing To Philadelphia

"some very nice music"
Sep 2, 2013
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David Cornelius commented on Bill Startz's video

Sailing To Philadelphia

"Great music, beautifully played!"
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Favorite Flatpickers
Blake , Grier , Rice , Bromberg, Josh Williams , Crittaar Eldridge , Andy Falco , the Master "Doc" , Mark Cosgrove , and others
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Uncle Hermans Hornpipe, WBB, Salt Creek, Kristophers Waltz
Favorite Guitars
My 73 Dove and my D28Cw... # 243 and whatever Griers playin. I really liked Warrens 18 A.. A superb Guitar !
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I'm chasin a dream.
I spent over 30 years as a Union Ironworker in Northern Ill. Local 444.
Following the footsteps of my father, uncles and cousins. It was fun for 20 yrs or so, then I spent alot of time wishin I had stayed in school.
An injury took that from me, so I decided to indulge my passion for guitar. Started SimpleFolk Productions to allow me to pursue a dream .
Marilyn and I have been married over 30 yrs. We have a 25 yr old son and a 27 yr old daughter. and 1 grand daughter.
I love my dogs, and have been known to have a killer garden.
We have a house in Will County , Ill, and a place on the Huzzah Creek in Dent County , Missouri.
I am also passionate about politics, so dont get me started..lol.

anyway .. thats me.
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Bill Startz's Blog

Healin Time

Posted on January 30, 2010 at 12:06pm

Aaaa shux. Take heed.

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Winfield Report

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 6:24pm

Americana 2010

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Comment Wall (28 comments)

At 8:02pm on May 5, 2008, Dan Miller said…

Good to see you on the network. Great outfit. You look like you are ready to pick!

At 3:53pm on May 8, 2008, Phil Burt said…
See ya in a few days.....
phil burt
At 6:08am on May 20, 2008, Dave Anderson said…
Bill, Your festival was fantastic--just like having all the great flat-pickers in the world show up and play in the living room. All of your hours of work, countless phone calls and stressful moments paid off in spades and everyone who attended owes you a tremendous thank you. I have marked my calendar for next year, Dave
At 6:57pm on May 21, 2008, Mark Cosgrove said…
Hey Bill,
What a great festival. I could not have been more tickled to be part of it. We'll play Uncle Herman's Hornpipe. This I promise! Mo sends her love to you and Marilyn. I hope we get to see you guys soon.
Best always, Mark Cosgrove
At 8:04am on May 22, 2008, Mickey M said…

I cant say enough how great the festival was. I have been going around telling everyone I know about it so that they come down there next year. Sorry I had to get out of there so fast, I planned on hanging around for a while on Sunday to tell everyone goodbye before I left but it started raining Saturday night and I was missing the rainfly on my tent, so I just packed it all up and headed out pretty late Sat night. Seriously though, I can't thank you enough for putting on such a great show and such a great place. I never did get to play that Clarence White model guitar of yours either! Make sure you give me a heads up whenever you are gonna be down in St. Louis! I am sure I will talk to you soon.
Thanks again, Mickey.
At 8:31am on May 22, 2008, Dave Anderson said…
Bill, Thanks again for facilitating a lot of great interaction and inspiration for me down at Peaceful Bend. I am recharged, working on improved technique and learning new material. Music is a very powerful force! Dave
At 7:02am on May 26, 2008, Richard Pawlot said…
Hey Bill I hope you remember me from the Poco board.
You did send me some nice picks from Rusty Young playing your 28 CW. Hope your doing well!!!

Salud from the Netherlands Richard
At 12:44pm on May 26, 2008, Orrin Star said…

The festival sounds great. Please consider me for a future one.

At 7:46am on May 31, 2008, Richard Pawlot said…
hello Bill
Seems you are in heaven attending all these festivals and seeing all these tremendous guitar players. Did you see Poco lately? And thanks for the photo`s you posted.

At 9:42am on June 4, 2008, Dr. Bill Miller said…
I'm doing fine, but two of my sons have had major crises this spring. One needed to change schools, the other has important health issues. Looks like a wonderful event. I'm truly sorry to have missed it.
At 10:39am on July 1, 2008, Mitch Corbin said…
Thanks for the picture. I had a great time that night. Stay in touch. Mitch
At 6:53pm on October 22, 2008, Shana Aisenberg said…
Thanks Bill, I'm glad you enjoyed the music at our site!

At 12:25pm on November 24, 2008, Eric Lambert said…
Thanks for the friendship Bill:)
At 7:17pm on December 4, 2008, Vic Hair said…
Hey Bill,
Good to hear from you. Hope all is well with you. I've been playing with 3 other guys for about 5 months now...lots of nursing homes and a small coffee shop. They need a mando player so its been a crash course but lots of fun.
Take care,
At 2:53pm on December 8, 2008, Bob Minner said…
Hey Bill, I did that St. Anne's reel on my 1943 D-18. A big ole tone box fer sure. Thanks for the kind words, my friend.
At 8:56pm on December 8, 2008, Steve Kilby said…
Yeah I just jammed with david Bromberg and he's on the program again. I also want to through my hat in the ring again for your Peaceful Valley Festival in the future. I've seen lots of pics and video from last year and want to participate. I really enjoyed my first time there. Steve Kilby
At 2:51pm on December 11, 2008, Eric Lambert said…
Look forward to seeing you in St. Louis Bill.We´ll have a ball.
At 5:55pm on December 14, 2008, Kathy Barwick said…
Thanks so much, Bill. I'm glad you like my tunes.

I like your pictures. Is that a winery?
At 7:09am on December 15, 2008, Dave Anderson said…
Hi Bill, Actually Dan Miller took a picture specfically for my page, etc, but I can't remember my sign on, so I can't get it included! Thanks for the invitation to the Peaceful Bendites----where the motto is "The world economy may end, but life is still good at Peaceful Bend" Count me in for 2009! Merry Chrstmas and Happy New Year, David
At 11:35am on December 17, 2008, Bob Applegate said…
Hi Bill,

Bob Applegate here. Thanks for your comments. The guitar shop you were in was mine and the band and album you had were as well. The record albums were recorded just before Mitch Corbin joined the band in 1980. We had a great time. Good to hear from you.


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