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Harvest of Hope - September 13, 2010

Bill will be playing violin and small harp for the 3rd annual Harvest of Hope fundraiser live and silent auction from 5:30 to 7:30 on 9/16/10. The fundraiser is hosted by Arkansas Healthcare Access Foundation, Inc. Tickets may be purchased for the event by visiting

Quote of the Week - September 7, 2010

Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.

Benjamin Franklin

Hibernia Irish Tavern - September 4, 2010

Matt Stone, Jack Sundell and Bill Thurman will play mandolin, guitar and fiddle from 8 to 11 pm on wed. night, Sept. 8th at the Hibernia. It's a great new place and it's located near the 9700 block of Rodney Parham Rd in Little Rock, AR. Their website is: Come hear us, have some fun and have a Guiness
or one of your favorites. By the way, they have a grand opening celebration the very next night on the 9th.

Quote of the Week - August 31, 2010

"I don't trust happiness. I never did."

Robert Duvall's character in Tender Mercies 1983

Quote of the Week - August 24, 2010

"It will be easy to forget your vision and purpose once you have fine clothes, fast horses and beautiful women. Do this and you will be no better than a slave, and you will surely lose everything."

Genghis Khan admonishing his sons

Quote of the Week - August 17, 2010

"Like power in any shape, a full stomach always holds a dose of insolence, and this dose expresses itself first of all in the well-fed lecturing the starving."

Anton Chekhov 1891

Bill an Russell Cook - August 16, 2010

At the Little Rock Dulcimer Getaway on friday night, Aug. 20th, Bill and Russell Cook will play fiddle and hammered dulcimer between 7 and 9 pm. The Getaway will be at Pulaski Heights Baptist Church on Kavanaugh in the Little Rock Heights district.

Two Great Places - August 16, 2010

On August 17th, tuesday evening, Bill T and Matt Stone will play fiddle and guitar for the Whole Hog Barbecue located at Riverdale shopping center on Cantrell Ave in Little Rock. 6 til 8 pm. AND on August 19th, thursday night, Jack Sundell and I will play guitar, fiddle and sing at Khalil's Pub from 7 pm til midnight. Khalil's address is
110 S. Shackleford in west Little Rock. A good time will be had! Come see us.

Quote of the Week - August 13, 2010

In modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason.

Ernest Hemingway

Bill on iTunes! - July 7, 2010

all of my latest and older music can be found and downloaded at

La Rotta - new single at CD Baby and iTunes - May 13, 2010

La Rotta, my latest single is now on CD Baby and iTunes and is a cool violin Latin jazzy vibe with plenty of percussion. I played all the instruments. the link is: I composed it and got the idea from an ancient melody
of the Renaissance.

New video 5/5/10 - May 6, 2010

Canon in D by Pachelbel in a beautiful setting in Little Rock, AR. please have a look

Bill Thurman's Music on iTunes and Videos on Youtube - January 12, 2010

All songs and tunes by Bill Thurman are available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and more. check out the videos at:

Lakewood Gardens - November 8, 2009

Bill will play the harp and the fiddle at Lakewood Gardens in North Little Rock from 10 am til 2 pm on saturday, Nov. 14th, 2009. location is 3101 North Hills Blvd. and they will be highlighting all their Christmas decorations.

Little House on the Prairie - November 5, 2009

Bill breaks out in a new direction by playing viola with the orchestra in Little House on the Prairie, starring Melissa Gilbert at the Robinson Hall in downtown Little Rock, AR. show times are 1 pm and 7:30 pm on Nov. 5th, 2009.

Winter Creek Dulcimer Festival - September 18, 2009

Bill will be teaching workshops in fiddle and intro to folk harp at the Winter Creek Dulcimer Fest in Bennington, OK and will also be performing in the evening on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October. the Red River Valley Dulcimer Club and David's Dulcimers will be sponsoring the event and the address is at 654 Acorn lane in Bennington, OK. camping is available and newcomers are welcome. for more info
please visit: email:

new video - September 12, 2009

check out my new video as well as the previous ones at

Norton Arts August 14th - August 12, 2009

Bill Thurman and Jack Sundell will play and sing for Norton Arts (gallery) in downtown Little Rock, AR exactly next door to Community Bakery from 5 til 8 pm on friday, Aug. 14th.

Downtown Festival in Benton, AR - July 2, 2009

Bill, Jack Sundell and Joe Sundell will play from 5 til 8
at the Benton, AR downtown festival (near the square) on July 16th. we play fiddle, guitar, banjo and sing. if you like a lot of old songs, fiddle tunes and ice cream, food and fun, then it's the place to be!

Satelite Cafe - June 17, 2009

Bill will play along with Jack,
Joe, Liam and Matt at the Satelite Cafe in Little Rock on friday night, June 19th from 8 til 11 pm. plenty of hot fiddle and old country songs. high energy!

Afterthought - April 1, 2009

on April 2nd from 8-11 pm, Bill Thurman, Bill Nesbitt, Chris Atwood and Bob Baldridge will be playing their string swing music at the Afterthought at the corner of Kavanaugh and Beechwood in Little Rock. the Afterthought is a cool little non-smoking bar, not overly loud where you can sit and talk and actually hear your friends. come see us!

Palestine Dulcimer Fest - March 23, 2009

Bill will be playing and visiting with old friends this weekend, March 27-29 at the Palestine Old time Music and Dulcimer Fest in the heart of east Texas. it's just a short drive from the Tyler, TX area.

Irish Sampling at Whole Foods - March 7, 2009

on St Patrick's Day, March 17th, Bill will play Irish and all sorts of music on his small
harp for Whole Foods' Irish Sampling from 11:30 am to 1 pm and again from 4 pm to
7 pm. put on a smile and have some fun!

28th Annual Jungle Boater Race at Turner Bend - February 13, 2009

on sunday, March 8th between 12 noon and 1 pm Bill will play fiddle tunes for the party after the 28th Annual Jungle Boaters Race(canoes and kayaks) at Turner Bend and the Mulberry River. it's near Cass, AR, beautiful area and lot's of fun.

Valentine's Day - February 9, 2009

Bill will be playing the harp at Whole Foods on Feb. 14th
Valentine's Day from 2 to 4 pm. he will also play there the day before, Feb. 13th twice from 11:30 am to 1 pm
and from 3:30 to 6 pm. he will play finally that weekend on sunday the 15th from 12:30 to 3 pm.
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