NEW WEB SITE DEBUTS (Spring, 06)
BILL INTRODUCES SANTA FE BALE (Winter 06)
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Fe Bale” just finished their first rehearsal at John Wagner Recording
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BILL TRAVELING TO TEXAS IN NOVEMBER
John Inmon, Jerry Jeff Walker's guitarist for 20 years and long-time friend of Bill's, will join Bill on Nov 19 at Gruene Hall near New Braunfels, Texas. Other Texas bookings include Wimberley, TX and a possible date at Poor David's Pub in Dallas.
BILL SINGS WITH LYLE LOVETT IN SANTA FE (September, 2005)
Lyle Lovett was in Santa Fe on September 3 and Lyle was kind enough to ask Bill to sing a few songs with him. Bill, of course, was delighted.
A note from Bill to his fans: "I hope to see you in September or October. As always, Bonnie and I appreciate your love and support. Good karma and thoughts and help to all the folks in the gulf coast area. As Lyle said Saturday night, 'I'm grateful to be high and dry.' It was an honor to see him and I enjoyed doing two songs with him as well."
BILL HEARNE TRIO TO PLAY AT "NATIONAL COWBOY GATHERING" IN ELKO, NV
On Jan 27, 2005, The Bill Hearne Trio (with Don Richmond) will play at the National Cowboy Gathering in Elko, NV. This year's Gathering will be held Jan 26- 29.
BILL FORMS A TRIO (Fall, 04)
Bill has assembled the Bill Hearne Trio for some of his dates. What a talented threesome. Susan Hyde Holmes continues her fine work on bass and vocals. Sharon Gilchrist, recently of the Dixie Chicks, Peter Rowan, and Tony Rice, adds some very tasteful mandolin and vocals.
BILL PLAYS "COWBOY GATHERING" IN ELKO, NEVADA (Summer, 04)
BILL AND BONNIE PLAY KERRVILLE (June 04)
Bill (and Bonnie!) will play at the Kerrville Folk Festival this June 4. Joining them onstage will be Mike Hearne and Susan Hyde Holmes.
BILL'S CD RELEASED MID-JANUARY (2004)
Bill's new CD, "From Santa Fe to Las Cruces," has been released on Big Hat Records. (Go to the Album Store link to buy your copy by clicking here.) Bill's voice has never sounded better and, as always, he's chosen songs by some great songwriters, including Gordon Lightfoot, Delbert McClinton, Bill Staines, Greg Trooper, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Susan Hyde Holmes has done a fabulous job of producing. You're gonna love this CD, which features guest appearances by Michael Hearne and Kelley Hunt.
BILL'S SOLO CD IS PROGRESSING (Nov, 03)
Bill and producer Susan Holmes are making great strides on Bill's new CD. Mixing and mastering will take place in late November and early December. Bill is very proud of this work and just can't say enough good things about Susan's work. She is a treasure, no doubt.
BONNIE MAKING PROGRESS (Nov 03)
Bonnie wants everyone to know that she is making progress with her bulging disc. She has played a few sets but it is still day-to-day. She wants all of her fans to know that she appreciates your prayers, thoughts, and emails.
BILL OPENING FOR LYLE LOVETT IN OCTOBER
Bill is very excited. He just took a call from Lyle Lovett asking him to open for him in Salt lake City (October 15), Denver (October 16), and Albuquerque (October 17). Check the "On The Road" link for details.
BILL MAKING PROGRESS ON SOLO CD
Bill has finished recording almost half of his new Bill Hearne CD. (Late September, 2003)
BILL TO RECORD NEW CD (September, 2003)
Bill is going into the studio later this month to record a CD. He will be working with their long-time bassist Susan Hyde Holmes as producer with some more-than-able assistance from Jim Rooney and Donnie Richmond. Release date isn't known yet but this should be a real treat. One of life's pleasures is watching the expression on a guitar player's face when he or she watches Bill play for the first time.
BONNIE IS ILL, BILL PLAYS ON (August, 2003)
Bill and Bonnie want their fans to know that Bonnie is suffering from 2 bulging discs in her back and won't be playing for the next several weeks. In the meantime, Bill Hearne and Friends will be playing their gigs.
The discs are pressing against Bonnie's sciatic nerve and is being treated by physical therapy. She is grateful for all the prayers and good wishes that people have sent her way. Both Bill and Bonnie would like to thank their friends in the clubs and concert halls for understanding and allowing Bill to continue the gigs with his friends.
Check this site again for any updates, which will be posted as soon as they become available.
BILL'S NEW GUITAR (July, 2003)
Bill has just bought a new guitar. It's a Larrivee rosewood dreadnaught and he's ecstatic. Loves the way it plays and sounds. He would like to thank Jean Larrivee and all of the folks at Larrivee for their help and support.
BILL & BONNIE OPEN FOR NANCI GRIFFITH AUGUST 2, 2003
Bill and Bonnie are very excited. They are going to open for their good friend Nanci Griffith at the Albuquerque Zoo on August 2, 2003.
FEBRUARY 13, 2003
CD RELEASE PARTY: Bill and Bonnie held a CD Release Party on Thursday Feb 13 at the La Fiesta Lounge at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, NM.
NEW LIVE ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE!
BILL AND BONNIE'S NEW LIVE CD IS NOW AVAILABLE. It's called "Celebration! Live at La Fonda Bill and Bonnie Hearne" and was recorded live at the historic La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, NM on August 21 and 22.
To order your copy, please click on "The Album Store"
"Celebration! Live at La Fonda" was produced by Jim Rooney. Don Richmond engineered the project which features live appearances by Steve Fromholz, Chuck Pyle, Michael Hearne, Jane Clark, The Siekers, John Egenes, Victoria Armstrong, and Segle Fry. Bass players Susan Holmes, Steve Lindsay and Dave Toland alternated throughout the sessions.
Jim Rooney is one of the best producers in the business, winning a Grammy for his work with Nanci Griffith. He also produced Bill and Bonnie's 1997 release "Diamonds in the Rough."
Bill and Bonnie - and Jim Rooney - are very excited about this CD. Order yours today. Just click on "The Album Store."
Bonnie is very excited because she has returned from San Rafael (CA) with Odessa, her new 56 lb golden retriever Seeing Eye dog. Bonnie loves dogs and is very excited about her new four-legged companion.
Bill and Bonnie will be taking a few weeks off in September to enjoy the mountains. Bill plans to play some golf and Bonnie wants to take some hikes and listen to the wind in the pines.
August 12, 2001
Bill and Bonnie return to Southern California when they play a "Concert in the Park" at the Conejo Community Park at Dover and Hendrix Avenues in Thousand Oaks.
June 5, 2001
Bill and Bonnie will appear at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville Texas.
May 25, 2001
Bill and Bonnie will be playing at the Strawberry Festival in Sonora (CA). Also playing that day will be the Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore) as well as Marcia Ball.
March 30 - April 2, 2001
Bill and Bonnie will be playing at Jerry Jeff Walker's annual birthday party. For further information, please contact Tried and True Music at (512)477-0036
August 1, 2000
New Album from Bill and Bonnie
WATCHING LIFE THROUGH A WINDSHIELD
Released on August 1, Bill and Bonnie's new album, on the Back Porch/Virgin, label features Buck Owens, Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, and Jay Dee Maness. The album, titled "Watching Life Through a Windshield" is produced by John Wooler and Randy Jacobs.
July 26 & 27
Bill and Bonnie Open for Lyle Lovett in Santa Fe
Bill and Bonnie once again opened the show for Lyle Lovett at the Paoli Solarium in Santa Fe. Bill and Bonnie always enjoy seeing Lyle and his band. Lyle's current lineup includes Sam Bush, Viktor Krauss, and Mike Auldridge.
Bill and Bonnie Play The House of Blues, Los Angeles
Back Porch Records hosted a show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles featuring Bill and Bonnie, Charlie Musselwhite, and Joe Ely. Also appearing were Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Meredith Marshall, and Sarah Nicole. The I-10 Chronicles band was led by album co-producer and guitarist Randy Jacobs. Sergio Gonzales played drums and Nathan Brown played bass guitar.
Bill and Bonnie Sign With Back Porch/Virgin
Bill and Bonnie have signed a contract with Back Porch Records, a subsidiary of Virgin Records.
Bill Endorses Santa Cruz Guitars
Bill had the opportunity to test out several Santa Cruz Guitars on one of his recent trips to Los Angeles. "It plays like a dream," he said.
Bill and Bonnie Record "I-10 Chronicles" for Virgin/Back Porch, Virgin Records' Americana Label
Bill and Bonnie were in Ocean Way Studio in Los Angeles to record three songs for a concept album called "The I-10 Chronicles."
I-10 refers, of course, to Interstate 10, which runs from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida. "The I-10 Chronicles" highlights music that we might hear if we were traveling from Los Angeles to Florida.
The three songs that Bill and Bonnie contribute to this project are Guy Clark's "L.A. Freeway," Michael Hearne's New Mexico Rain," and Ian Tyson and Pat Alger's "Eighteen Inches of Rain."
EmmyLou Harris and Willie Nelson sing harmony and Willie also adds some acoustic guitar licks.
Joe Ely also contributes to the album, as does Adam Duritz Counting Crows), Charlie Musselwhite, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Cherokee Rose, Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club), Meredith Marshall, Sarah Nicole, Cherokee Rose, and Flaco Jimenez.
"The I-10 Chronicles" is produced by John Wooler and Randy Jacobs and was released in the Spring of 2000.
November - December, 1998
Bill and Bonnie Win Awards at Kerrville
September 1 - 30, 1997
August 24, 1997
August, 19, 1997