Award-winning guitarist Bill Cagley is a talented and versatile musician. With guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and a clear stout-hearted voice Bill delights audiences with folk, country and old-time music. 

Bill is a full-time musician who bought his first guitar the day he graduated high school. He learned music in Waterloo and Iowa City, Iowa, by listening to recordings and playing with such masters as Al Murphy and Bob Black. He has been a full-time professional musician since 1987, performing at colleges and schools across the United States and many parks, including Yellowstone National Park. 

Bill has recorded two classic collections of old-time fiddle tunes with fiddler Tom Schaefer, banjo player Bob Black, and bassist Sandy Njoes. He appeared on Greg Brown's recording Down in There. He has also released several outstanding albums with Stu Janis, hammered dulcimer, in Greenwood Tree. 

Bill’s music fits in well with many different occasions. He is a favorite at senior centers, high rises, and care centers throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. He entertains at historic sites, bluegrass festivals, weddings, farmers’ markets, coffee houses, and family outings, among others. Some of his proudest moments are when he performs with his daughter, Sarah, as Pride of the Prairie. 

It’s just like Bill says...

...Music of All Ages for All Ages

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Greenwood Tree

Interested in Celtic music? Bill Cagley and Stu Janis perform music of the British Isles together as Greenwood Tree. To learn more, visit Greenwood Tree online.

Contact Bill Cagley: bcagley@comcast.net - 651-636-9542