bloggin’ up a storm over here + shows

check out billy’s new blog “how to be a professional independent musician” as well as 6 new videos over in the blog section. while working with the southside boys and on solo material for a new double album billy has joined forces with joe from smoke or fire (fat wreck chords) for a new project called billy + joe. check out their new songs whiskey and breathe. here’s the schedule:

Thursday, October 21st
Richmond, VA at Empire
727 W Broad St
(804) 344-3323
Facebook Event:!/event.php?eid=170934666324501
Billy the Kid from Billy the Kid & the Southside Boys/Billy and the Lost Boys and Joe Mcmahon from Smoke or Fire debut songs from their new project Billy + Joe.
and then some.

Saturday, November 5th
Richmond, VA at Baja
1520 West Main Street Basement (804) 257-5445
Billy + Joe play Billy + Joe songs, Joe McMahon songs, Billy the Kid songs and some fun covers like Avett Bros, Samiam, Descendents, Ryan Adams. and more.

Friday, November 11th
Vancouver, BC at the Railway Club
579 Dunsmuir Street (604) 681-1625
Facebook Event:!/event.php?eid=168170759937642
Billy the Kid show with opening acts Joe McMahon of Smoke or Fire (Fat Wreck Chords) and Billy + Joe (ha ha)

Saturday, November 12th
Vancouver, BC at the Chan Center
6265 Crescent Road
Billy will be speaking and performing at TEDx Vancouver. If you’re not familiar with TEDx check them out at
“TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.”

Saturday, December 3rd
Richmond, VA at Hat Factory
140 Virginia Street (804) 788-4281
Billy the Kid & The Southside Boys open for Smoke or Fire

Friday, December 9th
Boston, MA at O’Brien’s Pub
3 Harvard Avenue Phone (617) 782-6245
Facebook Event:
Billy + Joe show with Jeff Rowe ( and Matt Murphy of Wolves and the Radio