Thanks everyone who came out to the Christmas shows in Tennessee this year. It's always like a homecoming for me, and I love seeing all the familiar faces. I also would like to thank you all for your support of places like Arrowmont, The Prism Coffeehouse, WDVX, WBCM, and Northeast State College. Without these types of venues, independent music wouldn't be available to us all, so a huge thanks to all the fine folks that fight the good fight!
"music for people who aren't in a hurry but seek to inbibe at the well of good taste and style.." Minor 7th Guitar Reviews
Check out Bill's latest recording, The Back of Beyond. This recording pays homage to Bill's Smoky Mountain heritage with brand new acoustic guitar compositions, plus a stirring cover of Piazzolla's "Milonga del Angel". Go to the CDs and Tabs page to get your copy today.
Click here to purchase The Back of Beyond
(Check out track samples on the Music Samples & Downloads page )
”A soft touch and heavy groove, combined with an advanced sense of harmony, results in a highly unique and engaging sound." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Music City Roots: Cherokee Morning Song
”A soft touch and heavy groove, combined with an advanced sense of harmony, results in a highly unique and engaging sound that is on the quieter side of fingerstyle.” (Teja Gerken, Sr. Editor)
Guitar International – (Matt Warnock, 2011) “From a technical level, Mize’s playing is absolutely world-class, but it is his diversity and ability to focus on the melody, rather than chops, that really helps his music hit home with listeners."
Vintage Guitar Magazine (2011) - “Mize proves it takes more than just chops to be great.”
Knoxnews – Best CDs of 2010 (Wayne Bledsoe, 2010) “Bill is a fingerstyle guitarist who creates some of the sweetest creations in instrumental music. His music is all about subtlety and nuance. Listen casually and you'll be hooked. Listen close and you'll be wowed.”
Minor 7th Reviews – (James Filkins, 2010) “Sixty seconds in you know this player has full command of the wood and steel in his hands! ... you just don't want it to end and when it does there is a sense of satisfaction and the notion that you have just experienced something sublime…. Bill Mize is a player's player who has produced another acoustic gem!”
Vintage Guitar Magazine (1998) - “An amazing touch, killer tone and a sense of taste that can't be beat."
Acoustic Guitar Magazine (Dale Miller) - "...Mize's tone is lovely and his technique is state-of-the-art. He combines form and substance to create music so sublime and accessible I was almost sighing out loud.”
Dirty Linen Magazine (Stephen Ide) - "... To call Mize guitar maestro would be understating his ability to transport listeners beyond what most guitarists can only hope to accomplish."
Fingerstyle Guitar News, Canada – (Dave Walker, 2010) “One of the best guitarists around.”
Digital Dream Door - 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitar Albums of all Time, #36
All Music Guide ~ (Marc Castellani) “Gorgeous and compelling”.
Metropulse – (Matthew Everett, 2010) “Mize’s playing rises above the usual guitar-nerd chops showcases by being, from start to finish, nothing but pretty.”