That’s a wrap! Our 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour was magical…and it’s all thanks to you!!! From singing with beautiful choirs, to reuniting with original SimpleGifts members, this season has been one to remember. Thank you for all your support and love through this season and these past 20 years. We wouldn’t still be making music […]
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It all started as a quartet in 2003. Carin Vagle, Jeni-Lyn Starr, Billy O and Billy McLaughin played concerts in Milwaukee, Duluth and a handful of shows around the Twin Cities that year. 20 years and 300 shows later, SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin is still ringing in the holidays with Carin Vagle, Karen Paurus, Amy Courts […]
If you ask Billy the question, “What do you do next after your 40th high school reunion has come and gone?” he says, “Get the band back together and rock out an awesome show in a great theater in your high school neighborhood – The Parkway!” Tickets on sale now here! Listen to Billy’s guitar […]
Christmas with SimpleGifts Nothing compares to the way Christmas brings family and friends back together. SimpleGifts leans into this truth by naming their annual metro holiday 2022 tour, “Christmastide Homecoming”. The group calls out for all to gather and feel at home again celebrating music of the season. For over two decades, SimpleGifts’ inspired arrangements have […]
Billy recently had the privilege of being a guest on Fingerstyle Guitar Hangout with Adam Rafferty! If you’d like to have a listen, here are all the ways you can do that: Podcast on Adam’s Website Fingerstyle Guitar Hangout.com Podcast on Apple Music Podcast on Spotify Thanks so much Adam for having me on the […]
A Virtual Experience! One-On-One with Billy McLaughlin is now offering virtual (Zoom) guitar / music / composing / random-topic / life coaching sessions. Sessions on sale now! One 50-minute Zoom-session for $100/each Four or more Zoom-sessions for $75/each 25% off four or more sessions!
We just couldn’t wait until December 23rd to share this terrific performance featuring joyful SimpleGifts favorites captured with multi-cameras in high-def. Thanks to Steve Keller at ProMediaProductions for getting this virtual concert recording ready to share early! We plan on performing live next season but want to share our very best moments to celebrate this […]
When the Rain Comes Down tells a true-life love story with all the joy, second-guessing and a sad ending delivered by cell phone. Love you always “Pink”! When the Rain Comes Down is available to add to your collection on any of the places you enjoy listening to music here. ✦ Dirt Floor is my […]
Re-watch COTLS shows here! Feb 14th with Michael Monroe Feb 21st with Jennifer and Joe Feb 28th with Kathleen Johnson March 7th with Nicholas David March 14th Laura MacKenzie March 21st with Jeff Arundel March 28th with Chris Koza April 4th with Willie Wisely April 11th with SOFIA April 18th with Turn Turn Turn April […]
The inspiration for The Church of the Lost Souls came from the audience when SimpleGifts performed The Young and the Rest at the Parkway a few years ago. After, numerous encores on a Saturday night, Billy explained “this HAS to be the last song. I have to be at church early in the morning! …or maybe we should leave all […]