Special Announcement!

Learn about Bill's new sing-along CD, "Remembering the Old Hymns!"


Bill Connet
Singer, Songwriter, Lecturer, Lover of Life

Bill graduated from Harvard in the tumultuous days of the early 1970’s. He was a founding member of a popular folk band at Harvard, Granfalloon, in the Boston/Cambridge

area, playing venerable folk institutions such as Club Passim (the old Club 47) and the Nameless Coffeehouse. “The music of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s and the original music of Granfalloon shaped my musical imagination. My lyrics are important and I work for melodies have the listener singing the tunes, long after the concert or CD is over.”

The band recently reunited on stage for Bill’s album release and 50th Birthday Concert, to rousing ovations from the crowd! They loved the way band members switched instruments for every number (Granfalloon cellist Wayne Lipton joined Bill on his CD for two songs). “They still have great chops!” voiced producer Joe Koelling.

Bill is also a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and spent 9 years in campus ministry, with much of his work with students and families centered around music. His current playlist is very accessible to many audiences, with a deep undercurrent of spiritual renewal and healing. For Bill, music is one of the best ways to connect with people about the most important experiences of our lives. In “The Words to the Song”, he wrote:

“We still know the words to the song
Words we’ve sung out our whole life long
When other memories are lost and gone
We still know the Words to the Song”

Playing with other musicians or solo, in concert or on recordings, Bill’s rich voice and confident guitar playing are a joy to hear. Listen to the CD…invite him to play…it will be a rewarding musical experience.


Quick facts:

Musical Style/Genre:
Acoustic Singer Songwriter

Instruments: Vocals, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 12-String Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar Synthesizer, Dobro, Bass, and Mandolin

Key Points of Interest:
• Founding member of popular Harvard Square band, Granfalloon 1969 – 1972
• Performing at community events and churches for 25 years
• Songs invoke a positive message of hope and healing
• Recipient of 2001, 2002 and 2003 Iowa Arts Council grants for Music In Healing program


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