Homebrew is an album I brewed at home in my little studio, that has now also become an office and valuable storage space. The sound is a bit raw. I'm not the greatest sound engineer, but 16-track ADAT isn't too bad a way to go. I've sort of been away from music for a while, a mental sabbatical, I guess. Now I'm playing again. I couldn't stand the looks my guitars gave me. They glared at me from their stands and I could hear them whispering, like spiteful wags over a fence. Age: 52 Music: Acoustic Rock, Alt Country, New Folk Experience: Las Cucaraches Del Muerte, rock band '92-'95 multiple locales Solo/Group perfomances: Mt. Hood Salmon Festival/ Mushroom Fest, '99, '00, '01 Coffee People, Portland, Or. Acoustic Village, Portland, Or. Portland Songwiters Association (board member 2000, vice president 2002) Mt. Tabor Theater, Portland, Or. Rose Festival, Portland, Or. 2002 Saturday Market, Portland, Or. PSA Showcase, Buffalo Gap, many Many benefits, etc. Influences: Bruce Cockburn, Wilco, Dylan, Prine, Knopfler, Tom Petty, John Twist, Richard Thompson Label: Gnomewerx Records (Gnomewerx Publishing) Listening to Bill Wood's songs makes the brow furrow and the mind wander. His aren't so much songs as commentary on the 20th century. Themes wander from politics, "War Is A Weakness" to third world life, "Way Down In Bolivia", to religion, "Missionary" to animal experimentation, "Orloff's Experiment" and beyond. Bill Wood released his first solo CD, Wild In The Galiuros in 1999 on the Gnomewerx label. "This is Bob Dylan finding Mark Knopfler on the way to meet Arlo Guthrie at a Starbucks." Greg Paul, Producer HerbertHouse Studio.