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One of the top songwriters in Canada makes a Nelson stop

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
August 28th, 2011

Bill Durst
@ Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill, Monday, Aug. 29

London Music Hall of Famer Bill Durst will be appearing live at Finley’s as part of the The Great Willy Mammoth CD release tour.

Durst has long been compared to the world’s best guitar player/singer/entertainers, and has written and recorded over 100 songs on 10 albums including seven charted Canadian radio hits.

He was acclaimed as one of the top songwriters in Canada, signing with CBS (now Sony) Publishing, and releasing his first two solo albums in 1984 and 1989.

Durst has opened for Aerosmith, Rush, Bob Seger, The Yardbirds, Sly and The Family Stone, George Thorogood, Bad Company, Jeff Healey, Edgar Winter Group, The Tubes, David Clayton Thomas, Savoy Brown and Little Feat and has toured across North America and Europe.

As for Durst’s live performance, Herman Goodden wrote “Durst delivers…feedback…echo effect… powerful singing, freak harmonic, buzz sawing bottle neck guitar and supercharged intensity are all components of Bill Durst’s showmanship. Durst, the legendary virtuoso guitarist, performed a radical re-interpretation of Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing” which opened with some incredible mewings that he squeezed out of his fret board, suggesting an overhead migration of gigantic seagulls.”

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