At Don Quixote's Opening For Ray Wylie Hubbard!

Billy Manzik and Lisa Edberg performed to a packed house last Friday at Don Quixote's International Music Hall in Felton, CA opening for Ray Wylie Hubbard.  Here's a photo taken that evening by Ed Heffelfinger. The Simple Life

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MONDAY, 26 DECEMBER 2011 00:00     J.D. RAMEY MUSIC     - FEATURES  E-mail
From slinging trash to living in a VW van, musician Billy Manzik is roughing it and loving it

Back in his hometown of Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada, Billy Manzik was a local-boy-made-good, appearing at festivals and nabbing a performing spot at the reception for the Junos (Canada’s Grammy Awards). But offstage, the roots/Americana singer/songwriter/guitarist was engaging in some unglamorous pursuits. “You can’t really [play music] full time in Thunder Bay,” he explains. “So I was throwing garbage bags in minus 40 weather … Oh, man—I took some horrible work.”

Good Times Santa Cruz Review

"Billy Manzik’s latest album, All Together Now, has the energy of a pickup truck loaded to the brim with musicians as it barrels down a dusty road. Raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Manzik’s music reflects the influence of his country-singin’ mama and a mixed bag of other genres—all the while creating a driving sound held up by raucous drums, playfully passionate vocals, and upbeat guitar. Whether he’s gigging solo or with a full band, Manzik’s sound boasts a range and rhythm that few performers can hope to match." | SCOTT MORLEY

InRetro Interview

Click here to listen to the interview / podcast with InRetro:
InRetro is based in Toronto, Canada Nancy Duffy conducted the interview which was originally braodcast on February 16th, 2011.

Americana UK Review

Billy Manzik “All Together Now” (Rawlco Radio 2009)

Americana UK

If you like the wall-to-wall Americana roots then music of Canadian guitar slinger Billy Manzik is right up your musical avenue.

Varied and exciting, the music of Manzik and ensemble of pickers has both an eclectic and adventuress feel, as rock, country, blues and pop groove as in ‘Has Been’ slot in alongside one another.


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