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Bill Metts

Our guest today is musician Bill Metts. Bill started playing finger-style guitar during the Country Blues revival of the 1960s when he fell in love with the music of Taj Mahal, Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson and others of that ilk. He says just about everything that he’s done since then has been in that down home finger-picking style. Bill says he began to understand the power inherent in music while playing at senior centers and nursing homes in Massachusetts. These days he says he mostly uses music for personal enjoyment and to make a little money, but his main focus is to use songs to better our community through the not for profit organization Hope by Song, which helps those whose stories of abuse, addiction, homelessness or PTSD have not yet been heard by inspiring them to tell their stories.