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 […]
With many thanks to the talented John Stropes, Clockshop and Back from the Brink are now available at www.stropes.com Stropes.com has 12 transcriptions for Billy’s songs, along with 2 backing tracks. Click here for the complete list.
Dear friends, I’m excited to share with you a special video I’ve been working on with a talented videographer, Mark Ellis. Today it premieres at 12pm. Years ago, I wrote this song about the shock of unexpected loss families go through, of suddenly losing my solo guitar skills due to dystonia, the downfall of my […]
If you missed the exciting launch of SimpleGifts new project in 2019, it’s important to know that you don’t have to wait 11 months between holiday tours to see us!!! We are thrilled momentum continues to sky-rocket for our year-round show, SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin presents The Young & the Rest… An acoustic tribute to […]
From the dailyrecordnews.com The Ellensburg’s Learn from the Masters Musical Outreach (LMMO) guitar extravaganza ends with a free concert on Sept. 28 with a night of finger-style guitar featuring Billy McLaughlin, Adam Cord, and Macyn Taylor live in concert at the Morgan Performing Arts Center. “Ellensburg is a special place,” McLaughlin said. “I had a chance […]
Friday, August 19, 2022 – 8:00pm – Excelsior, MN 318 Cafe 318 Water Street, Excelsior, MN 55331 952-401-7902 / Venue Website $30 Tickets on sale now!
(Friday) 8:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time
318 Water Street
SimpleGifts invites you to our new year-round show titled: The Young and The Rest… an acoustic tribute to Neil Young and the
SimpleGifts invites you to our new year-round show titled: The Young and The Rest… an acoustic tribute to Neil Young and the rest of your favorite artists who defined an era and whose popularity endures – Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, America and more.
(Sunday) 7:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time
The Zephyr Theatre
601 Main St N, Stillwater, MN 55082
“The Young and the Rest…” is all about women bringing new life to music made famous by men. Clearly a tribute, this
“The Young and the Rest…” is all about women bringing new life to music made famous by men. Clearly a tribute, this show is better described as a girl-powered reboot of acoustic hits and deep tracks by Neil Young, CSN, America, The Eagles and more. The siren-voices of SimpleGifts (Carin Vagle*/Karen Paurus/Amy Courts) soar with a Celtic twist provided by Laura MacKenzie (whistles/flutes/bagpipe). Acoustic guitar by Billy McLaughlin with Dan Ristrom (bass), Patrick Nelson (drums), Billy O (percussion) and Nathan Wilson (fiddle/mandolin. Not to be missed among your tribute show choices!
*Special note: SimpleGifts’ founding member, vocalist, Carin Vagle, makes a noteworthy return to the stage for the first time since 2012. A Parkway neighborhood legend returns!!!
Sunday, October 16, 2022 – 7:00pm – Minneapolis, MN
The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
612-822-8080 / Venue Website
Save the date! More information and tickets coming soon!
Parkway Theater4814 Chicago Ave
Coming Fall 2021
The Parkway Theater Lost Souls Revival
SpotLight guest artists TBD