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Ring in the New Year with Bill's latest CD!

Check out Bill's latest recording, The Back of Beyond. This recording pays homage to Bill's Smoky Mountain heritage with brand new acoustic guitar compositions, plus a stirring cover of Piazzolla's "Milonga del Angel". Go to the CDs and Tabs page to get your copy today.
Click here to purchase The Back of Beyond

(Check out track samples on the Music Samples & Downloads page )

”A soft touch and heavy groove, combined with an advanced sense of harmony, results in a highly unique and engaging sound." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine


Music City Roots: Cherokee Morning Song


Acoustic Guitar Magazine - Best Acoustic Albums of 2010
”A soft touch and heavy groove, combined with an advanced sense of harmony, results in a highly unique and engaging sound that is on the quieter side of fingerstyle.”  (Teja Gerken, Sr. Editor)
Guitar International – (Matt Warnock, 2011) “From a technical level, Mize’s playing is absolutely world-class, but it is his diversity and ability to focus on the melody, rather than chops, that really helps his music hit home with listeners."

Vintage Guitar Magazine (2011) -  “Mize proves it takes more than just chops to be great.”

Knoxnews – Best CDs of 2010 (Wayne Bledsoe, 2010) Bill is a fingerstyle guitarist who creates some of the sweetest creations in instrumental music. His music is all about subtlety and nuance. Listen casually and you'll be hooked. Listen close and you'll be wowed.” 

Minor 7th Reviews – (James Filkins, 2010)  “Sixty seconds in you know this player has full command of the wood and steel in his hands! ... you just don't want it to end and when it does there is a sense of satisfaction and the notion that you have just experienced something sublime…. Bill Mize is a player's player who has produced another acoustic gem!”

Vintage Guitar Magazine (1998) - “An amazing touch, killer tone and a sense of taste that can't be beat."

Acoustic Guitar Magazine (Dale Miller) "...Mize's tone is lovely and his technique is state-of-the-art. He combines form and substance to create music so sublime and accessible I was almost sighing out loud.”
Dirty Linen Magazine (Stephen Ide) - "... To call Mize guitar maestro would be understating his ability to transport listeners beyond what most guitarists can only hope to accomplish."

Fingerstyle Guitar News, Canada – (Dave Walker, 2010) “One of the best guitarists around.”
Digital Dream Door - 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitar Albums of all Time, #36

All Music Guide ~ (Marc Castellani) “Gorgeous and compelling”.
Metropulse – (Matthew Everett, 2010) Mize’s playing rises above the usual guitar-nerd chops showcases by being, from start to finish, nothing but pretty.”



Happy New Year! 

Thanks everyone who came out to the Christmas shows in Tennessee this year. It's always like a homecoming for me, and I love seeing all the familiar faces. I also would like to thank you all for your support of places like Arrowmont, The Prism Coffeehouse, WDVX, WBCM, and Northeast State College. Without these types of venues, independent music wouldn't be available to us all, so a huge thanks to all the fine folks that fight the good fight!

MerleFest 2015!! 

Sometimes the stars align, and a really great event is added to the schedule. It's such an honor to be invited to perform at MerleFest next spring. The company can't be better: Bela Fleck, Hot Rize, Sam Bush, Roy Bookbinder, the Black Lilies, the Kruger Brothers, Peter Rowan and more. The event runs the weekend of April 24, 2015, so stay tuned for updates!

Nice story by Steve Wildsmith of the Daily Times 

Steve Wildsmith of the Daily Times was kind enough to take time and interview me about my latest project. Here's the story:


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Upcoming Concerts

Previous events

Mountain Spirit presents an Acoustic Evening with Bill Mize

Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood St, Asheville, NC

General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations)

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WCBM Bristol

Live session

Bill Mize w/ Beth Bramhall in Kalispell

House Concert, Kalispell, MT

Venue Change! Bill Mize w/ Beth Bramhall on accordion, in concert at the K&M Theater in Kalispell has been changed to a concert in Lakeside. Tickets on sale at Noice Studio and Ceres Bakery in Kalispell.

for more info call 406 755-5321


Bill Mize in Concert

Crystal Theater, 515 S Higgins, Missoula, MT

An concert of fingerstyle guitar celebrating Bill's newest CD "The Back of Beyond", with special guests Beth Bramhall, Beth Youngblood and Janet Haarvig.



Bill Mize and Ed Gerhard in Concert

Arrowmont School of the Arts, 566 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

Bill and Ed return to Arrowmont for an evening of original fingerstyle guitar masterworks, as well as holiday fare. Take a break from the holiday madness, and breathe deep, enjoying Arrowmont's galleries and festivities.