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August/September Schedule

Written by Bill on August 15, 2015 – 11:33 am -

The running joke here in Arizona is that we all have to suffer 3-4 months with the heat to enjoy the rest of the year in paradise!  Thank God for outdoor patio misting systems, evaporator coolers and fans! Here’s the schedule for the rest of August and September.  And just a note – I tend to get a lot of inquires for Holiday parties in December.  If you or your business needs live music for an event please feel free to contact me.  Thank you!

15th: Rare Earth Pizza and Wine, 6-9pm.
21st: Solo-Acoustic – Salty Sow – 7-10pm.
22nd: The Pete Cummings Band at Pleasant Harbor Marina, Waterfront Bar and Grill, 8pm-12am.
28th: Solo-Acoustic – Anthem Country Club – Member Event (Persimmon Clubhouse) 6-9pm.
29th: Solo-Acoustic – Culinary Dropout (7th St. location) 8-11pm.

4th: Solo-Acoustic – Culinary Dropout (7th St. location) 8-11pm.
5th: Solo-Acoustic – Culinary Dropout (Scottsdale & Camelback) 8-11pm.
11th: Solo-Acoustic – Salty Sow – 7-10pm.
12th: Solo-Acoustic – Irish Wolfhound, 9pm-1am.
18th: The Pete Cummings Band at the Irish Wolfhound, 9pm-1am.
19th: Private Event.
25th: Solo-Acoustic – Anthem Country Club – Member Event (Persimmon Clubhouse) 6-9pm.
26th: Solo-Acoustic – Culinary Dropout (7th St. location) 8-11pm.


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Summer Vacation

Written by Bill on July 13, 2015 – 10:25 am -

IMG_0521We just returned from our vacation and it was great to see so many family and friends while on our trip.
While most vacations are for relaxing and recharging the batteries, that wasn’t the case for me, as I managed to squeeze in six shows between the trips to Chicago, Cedar Point, Put-In-Bay and Lake Cumberland, Kentucky…I need a vacation from this vacation!

Now it’s back to hitting the bricks here in town and I look forward to seeing my Arizona friends at some shows.  I’ll be performing for the first time at the Culinary Dropout in Tempe this Friday, the 17th, 8-11pm.  Saturday, the 18th I’ll be returning to one of my favorite spots in North Scottsdale, Rare Earth Pizza and Wine.  I’ll be playing 6-9pm.

I hope to see you at a show!


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2015 – New Music

Written by Bill on March 11, 2015 – 5:09 pm -

Bill New Pic BWI’ve been writing new tunes as well as digging back through unfinished ideas that I’ve kept catalogued for years.  Every musician has their own method of composing and at times, it can be frustrating to bring new tunes to life.  We’ve all encountered ‘writer’s block’ and it can be discouraging when the creative faucet dries up.  I’ve heard someone say that there are times when an artist simply has nothing to say, at the moment.  That’s not a bad thing, it’s just the soul and spirit dealing with the now and preparing to bring something to the forefront, in the future.  When I compose I always write the date on the sheet music.  I was going back through my ideas and see some of these dating back over ten years!  Sometimes you have to put something away for a while then come back to it at a later time.  The joy of discovery is finding that missing chord progression that brings a tune together and brings life to the song.  Here’s a new song I’ve been playing out for the past couple months.  It’s still evolving and I really enjoy playing it at shows.  I hope you enjoy!

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May 9th in Yarnell – Mountaintop Festival

Written by Bill on March 9, 2015 – 11:03 am -

YarnellDaze-2015Hey Folks,

I’ll be performing in Yarnell on Saturday, May 9th for the Mountaintop Festival.  I’ll be playing an acoustic set from 11:00am – 12:10pm.  This is a great chance to help out a good cause so get out of town and come show your support!

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A Sincere Thank You

Written by Bill on January 26, 2015 – 1:56 pm -

Bill Harp MIMI wanted to thank everyone who came to the show at the MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) on January 22nd. It’s opportunities like that evening, that make performing well worth it. Having a quiet, attentive crowd that listens to and hangs on to every note, is the most rewarding experience a musician can have.



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Extreme Acoustic II Returns to the MIM!

Written by Bill on January 5, 2015 – 11:56 am -

2015-01-22 - Extreme Acoustic Guitar Flyer
Thursday, January 22nd at the MIM Theater. Get your tickets now as the last show sold out!

Jake Allen, Bill Dutcher, Duffy King, and Anthony Mazzella bring their jaw-dropping talents to the MIM Music Theater for an evening of acoustic guitar music that is sure to leave you spellbound.


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The Phoenix Acoustic Musicians Network

Written by Bill on January 5, 2015 – 10:36 am -

live cd label swirlI’ve started a new Facebook group designed to promote dialogue, regarding the workings of what it takes to perform as an acoustic musician.  It’s called the Phoenix Acoustic Musicians Network.  While this site is meant to promote acoustic musicians in the greater Phoenix, AZ valley, it also serves as a great platform to share ideas, tips and tricks, gear and business practices, as they relate to acoustic music.  If you’re a solo-acoustic performer, play in an acoustic duo or ensemble, please check out the page!

Peace, Love and Altered Tunings!

Bill Dutcher

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The Road to 2015

Written by Bill on December 27, 2014 – 9:28 am -

Bill New Pic BW2014 was a productive year and I’m looking forward to continuing that momentum into 2015.  I’ll be performing at some new venues as well as returning to some I haven’t played in awhile.  I’ve been writing new material and have been diving back into my archives of unfinished song ideas to complete another CD.  As always, I appreciate your support of independent music and  I wish you and your families a Happy New Year!

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Holiday Season

Written by Bill on November 30, 2014 – 12:25 pm -

xmas_present-sThe month of December means it’s time to dust off the Christmas tunes! Music adds a special touch to holiday events, during December. A lot of people aren’t aware that I’m available for private events. Feel free to contact me to discuss your needs.

Video: “Frosty the Snowman”.

Looking for a unique gift this year? Consider giving the gift of music this season.


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Written by Bill on November 12, 2014 – 8:14 pm -

MacGyver 1I’ve always been one to try and live by the motto, “Always be prepared”.  Some of my close friends have been known to jokingly call me “MacGyver” when it comes to fixing things, or trying to make substitutions for something that’s missing, when completing the task at hand.

I carry that mantra with me when performing live and thought I’d share my essential top-ten items that I take with me, when performing my solo-acoustic shows. While these items are not in a specific order, I’ve found that keeping this Read more »

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