Bill Kreutzmann Announces Formation Of Billy & The Kids

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When the lineup for this year’s Christmas Jam was revealed earlier this week, one act that immediately caught our attention was Billy & The Kids. Today, Kreutzmann officially announced the formation of his newest band, which will feature Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) on bass, Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits) on keys and Tom Hamilton (American Babies) on guitar and vocals.

Billy’s new band isn’t too far off from the core Locknstep Allstars group he put together for last month’s Lockn’ Festival. Kreutzmann also revealed there will be “special guests and surprises along the way” for the group’s debut at Christmas Jam and beyond.

Here’s the full text of Kreutzmann’s statement:

Music is an adventure. Jams are a journey. And my new band, Billy and the Kids, will take you there. Introducing: Aron Magner on keys, Reed Mathis on bass, and Tom Hamilton on guitar, with additional special guests and surprises along the way. Debuting December 13th at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC. So get in the groove and let the good times roll!!

Your host,
Bill Kreutzmann (aka Bill the Drummer.)

We look forward to seeing and hearing what this band is all about.