- Bill Caswell
Bill Caswell is a
country music singer-songwriterand musicianactive since the early 1980s. Together with his wife Rosi Caswell, the duo from Bartlesville, Oklahomaperform on rare old style instruments including the ukelin, mandolin-guitar, bell-harp, and tremeloa. In the 1980s he performed his music on television in " Hee Haw" and on live radio in " A Prairie Home Companion". The two together performed at Dollywoodin Gatlinburg, Tennesseefor five seasons.
Bill began his career in the early 1980s as a songwriting protégé of
Rodney Crowelland developed a reputation as one of the best songwriters in the business. Working for Tree Record, as a staff writer
In 1983, Bill Caswell appeared along with Crowell on the
PBSmusic television program " Austin City Limits" for a "Songwriters Showcase" episode. [ [http://www.pbs.org/klru/austin/artists/program220.html Songwriters Showcase with Rodney Crowell, John Prine & Friends] , "Austin City Limits", 1983]
Bill co-wrote some songs with other top country songwriters, such as
Alan Rhody, with "Just When" which was recorded by George Joneson his 1985 album " Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?", and "Somebody To Care", recorded by Tanya Tuckeron her 1986 album " Girls Like Me". [ [http://www.alanrhody.com/bio.htm Alan Rhody biography] , AlanRhody.com]
In recent years, Bill and Rosi Caswell performed at the September 30 to October 2, 1999 annual
Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festivalin Guthrie, Oklahoma.
He is now retired and owns a
pecanorchard in his hometown of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
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