Blues revivalist Billy Cost, given birth to November 10, 1949 in Passaic, NJ, took to performing at a age and provides performed professionally for a lot more than 2 decades. He’s a superstar in his followed hometown, Pittsburgh, PA, America’s doo wop capital. Cost captured the public’s eyes as the vocalist for the Roy Buchanan Music group. He’s highlighted on two acclaimed albums documented under Buchanan’s name: That’s What I’m Right here For, in 1972, and Livestock, in 1974, both on Polygram. Cost toured all around the USA and elements of Canada using the features getting the Newport Jazz Celebration, Carnegie Hall, the Roxy, as well as the Troubadour in LA, within Buchanan’s staff. After splitting with Buchanan, Cost started Billy Cost as well as the Keystone Tempo Music group in 1977. They remained jointly 13 years and documented four critically acclaimed albums including COULD IT BE Over, in 1980, plus they Present Me Guilty, in 1982, both on Green Dolphin Information; Antenna Records provides compiled both albums on Compact disc. Various other Antenna CD’s consist of Live (1984), Free of charge finally (1988). Billy called his fresh group the Billy Cost Music group in 1990 and improved their repertoire by including riveting interpretations of R&B & spirit classics. Road music group users are Lenny Smith (acoustic guitar), Willie Franklin (bass), H. B. Bennett (drums), John Burgh (keyboards), Ralph Guzzi (trumpet), Eric Defade (tenor sax), and Curtis Johnson (baritone & tenor sax). The Billy Cost Band released Risk Area, in 1993 on Corona Information, and came back to Green Dolphin Information in 1997 to record The Soul Collection, and may I Switch My Brain, in 1999. A diehard, Cost will become around til he can’t belt em’ out any longer; arbitrary retirement isn’t in the credit cards for the blue attention soul vocalist who performs probably one of the most genuine brands of R&B/blues around.