Billy Beale

Kansas City, MO | Blues Preservationist

Slide Dog Billy 2014

Slide Dog Billy

Hard Time 2014

Hard Time

Billy Beale has a story. This story includes the following: guitar slinging, too much whiskey, smoky dive bars, hard times, addiction, redemption, lucky strikes, unlucky run ins with the law, love, hate, constant struggle and the blues.

Legendary in the bars and court rooms, Billy Beale has since been released from prison after serving a sentence for DUIs. But upon his release, he has begun a new chapter in his life which includes the pursuit of happiness and the preservation of the blues.

“He’s developed his own signature sound… Beale’s blues is the kind that roared from the old midtown speakeasies that now house the gritty bars he plays.”

Barry Anderson (The Pitch)