Billy Joe Green would like to retire, but the phone just keeps on ringing. Calls from Saskatoon, Vancouver, Prince Albert, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, James Bay and Great Whale, Quebec, keep Billy Joe & his small but very aggressive sounding band busy every year.
The telephone also rings locally from Winnipeg, and from the Lake of the Woods, Fort Frances, and Thunder Bay areas. Recently, Billy Joe has been negotiating terms to perform at many American Indian Casinos across the United States.
As one of Canada's premier blues guitar slingers, Billy Joe earned his rambunctious, no frills approach to the guitar honestly, as a hard drinking, swaggering sideman for countless other than main stream configurations of bluesy, rocking, high voltage, loud and progressive bands. He's worked with the drive & passion that would frustrate most musicians throughout western Canada and for a time in the western USA, patiently & diligently trying to find a place for his music. Billy Joe has been described as “an incredibly talented, diverse and well-traveled musician” by SCENE Roots & Blues Magazine, and the description is well-earned.
Three decades later, a clean & sober Billy Joe and his 3 CD efforts, have all been nominated for a Juno Award. Along with a five win sweep at the 2006 Winnipeg Blues.com Music Awards, two Best Blues CD Awards at the 2006 and 2009 Aboriginal People's Choice Awards, the Best Male Artist at the 2002 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, a Best Aboriginal Recording Award at the 2001 Western Canadian Music Awards and countless other nominations, Billy Joe still pursues his love, passion and devotion for the electric guitar.
He is preparing to take a new direction on his next effort, perhaps re-arranging & recording songs he had written when his children were young.
Please stay tuned for more updates on the website www.billyjoegreenmusic.com Thank you!
“Swingin' Tomohawk”. Released in 2013
“STRING TWISTER: Billy Joe Green Hits & Misses”. Released in 2010
“First Law of the Land: If Broken Return to Maker”. Released in 2008
“The Best of Billy Joe Green”. Released in 2007
“Muskrat Blues and Rock and Roll”. Released in 2004
“My Ojibway Experience: Strength and Hope”. Released in 2000
“Roughin’ It” ”. Released in 1997