Bill Hanson Live March 25 – 30, 2019
Big Bill Hanson aka “Dad” was the voice behind one of Western Canada’s hottest touring bands of the 90’s – Kidd Country. Bill grew up in Whitehorse, YT until age 13 when his family moved to Viking, AB. Looking for something to do, Bill began singing and playing bass guitar. His music teacher took a special interest in the kids in his class and formed a band, adding Bill on bass. It wasn’t long before they were playing on stages at weddings, country dances and parades. At 16, while keeping his studies up, he began touring on the road. At 18, he formed his own band and has been entertaining audiences with his powerful and distinctive voice ever since. It was that voice that led Kidd Country to 3 top 10 singles and awarded the band with Single of the Year and Performers of the Year by the Alberta Recording Industry. Since 2001 most of his time has been spent on the other end of the music business with Hanson Productions & Entertainment. The company he founded provides sound & lighting across Western Canada for any and all music events, Artist Management along with Tour & Road Management. Singing and playing were never far behind and he filled in with such acts as Tracy Millar, Gord Bamford, and Hey Romeo just to name a few, all the while playing in his “Basement Band” with Billie, Brett and Camryn.