Mandolin, Octave Mandolin, Guitar, Voice/Performance, Production, Teaching

About Me

Mandobilly

 “Mandobilly” Billy Parker is one of Phoenix's most diverse and talented musicians.  A freelance mandolinist, he is adept at several different styles of music including Bluegrass, Western Swing, Jazz, Celtic, and Americana and moves fluidly across genres with skill and creativity. With 40+ years of experience under his belt, Parker brings passion and style to every project he is a part of. Billy’s diversity has connected him to performances with a wide range of music legends; Bill Monroe, Faron Young, Nils Lofgren, and Howard Alden to name a few. Billy’s work as a session musician has resulted extensively with over 30 releases throughout his career in Montana, Oregon, and Arizona.   As a former member of Southern California Bluegrass band Lost Highway as well as a number of other bands within the Celtic, Western Swing, Jazz, and Americana scenes, Parker has traveled extensively, playing festivals throughout the United States.  Billy and his wife Brenda presently live in Chandler, Arizona and have two beautiful and talented daughters, Emily and Kelsey 

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