Bill Hickman is a self described 'folkie with a chip on his shoulder'. A long serving stalwart of NZ stages and bars, Bill has played in bands (Billy Bones, The Shot Band, King Lazy and Parcel of Rogues) and as a soloist all over the country and further abroad. Over the years He has opened for a wide diversity of acts from metal's Pantera to alt country royalty Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Bill's solo work features his strong gravel dragged voice, intimate songwriting and country inflected acoustic guitar. Fans of Warren Zevon, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams will hear touchstones in his songs and selected covers but if there's a story worth telling then Bill is not one to be limited by genres or outfits. A ghost of smoke and a whiskey soaked bone. Bill Hickman.