Basic Bill Kaffenberger Music Description: The Byrds and Roger McGuinn meet born again Bob Dylan doing a jingle jangle folk rock Rickenbacker Electric 12 String dance with Van Morrison and Gene Clark, sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric, always fun.
Bill Kaffenberger: vocals, Taylor acoustic 6 string guitar, Yamaha acoustic 12 string guitar, and Rickenbacker electric 12 string guitar, with emphasis on original lyrics and music. In person performances its just me and my guitars!
Bill, now a resident of the Fredericksburg, VA area, was born in Washington DC and grew up in the Northern Virginia area. His musical influences range from classic artists like Bob Dylan, the Byrds, the Beach Boys and the Beatles to folk artists such as Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, and Tom Rush as well as some things by more modern groups like System of a Down. Bill has been singing and playing acoustic and electric folk rock for many years in coffeehouses, churches and other venues, primarily throughout the MidAtlantic region and up and down the East Coast. He has performed both solo and as a group member. He uses a Taylor acoustic/electric 6 string, a Yamaha acoustic 12 string, and a Rickenbacker 370-12 Electric 12 string when he performs. His most unusual singing experience was performing folk music for a hall full of country music fans at the Crossed Timbers Country Opry, in Stephensville, Texas.
Bill has written and co-written over 100 songs and previously has released three albums of original material. His first CD, THIS WORLD IS BOUND TO FALL, was released in early June of 2005 on an independent label and features that jingle-jangle electric Rickenbaker sound made popular by Roger McGuinn and the Byrds on such hits as MR. TAMBOURINE MAN and TURN TURN TURN. Bill's newest CD, JINGLE JANGLE MORNING, was released in September of 2006 and contains even more folk oriented and roots material, mostly originals, with a generous helping of that great Byrds-like Rickenbacker electric 12 string sound.