Bill Callahan
Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan

About Bill Callahan

One of the finest singer/songwriters to emerge from the indie rock scene of the late '80s, Bill Callahan uses the imagery of the American West in ruggedly thoughtful ways that speak to the present as well as the past. After releasing a string of acclaimed albums as Smog, Callahan began making music under his own name with 2007's Woke on a Whaleheart. On the albums that followed Whaleheart's flowing blend of country, funk, and soul, Callahan's sparse yet evocative style moved from the gentle drift of 2009's Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle to the stark meditations of 2011's Apocalypse. A new chapter of his music began with 2019's intimate Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, which suggested that even a committed outsider like Callahan could find happiness. This warmth extended to less overtly autobiographical albums like the following year's Gold Record and 2021's collaborative effort Blind Date Party.

  • HOMETOWN
    Silver Spring, MD
  • BORN
    1966

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