Bill Worrell is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer. Prior to starting his solo career, he toured as lead guitarist for the Grammy Award winning band, America.
Bill Worrell’s music combines rock, blues, and progressive rock.
Born in Pasadena, CA, Bill grew up in the music industry. His father, Jeff Worrell, played lead guitar for Natalie Cole throughout the 1980’s and went on to mix for artists such as Edgar Winter, Fleetwood Mac, and Pat Benatar. “These people were always around the house”, says Bill. “Mike Botts from Bread gave me my first drum lesson and Neil Giraldo showed me how to play my first barre chords”. Bill eventually went on tour as lead guitarist for America.
Today, Bill records and performs extensively.
Bill’s early work consists of instrumentals in the style of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. These singles were released throughout his high school and college years and have been compiled into a self titled compilation, “Bill Worrell”.
In 2016, he released “The Nashville Sessions”, produced by Fred Mollin (Michael McDonald, America, Jimmy Webb). The album featured session musicians Shannon Forrest on drums, Pat Coil on keys, Larry Paxton on bass, and Kerry Marx on auxiliary guitars. Tracks such as “I Wanna Fly” and “Days” exemplify this album’s country rock offering.
In 2017, Bill released “Time to Change” which marked a return to instrumental compositions, although tracks such as “Time to Change”, “Jaded”, and “Done” include vocals.
In 2018 and 2019, he released several singles including “Crashing Down”, “The New World Times”, and “A Way Back Home”.
In 2020, Bill released “A Side Note” featuring many live-tracked blues rock songs. Tracks such as “Hey” and “Walk Out That Door” recall The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The track “Hats Off to Jimmy Page” features his slide Dobro work, and the David Gilmour-esque solo in “All Over Again” is a highlight of the album.
September 2020 Bill is releasing his first exclusive on Crowd Music, “Try To Sleep”.