Chicago born Billy King grew up in an environment where modern blues was evolving. The rural blues styles of the Mississippi Delta were being shaped by the influences of electric instruments and rock & roll. A product of this multifaceted blues environment, Billy's raw edged style can best be described as a synthesis of traditional, acoustic and electric blues influenced by the experience of growing up on the mean streets of Chicago's South Side. As a long time sideman, Billy has played with some of the best musicians in the world. He has now established himself as a gifted songwriter and exciting front man who is at his finest when performing his own quick-witted originals punctuated by his dynamic guitar style.