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2008
This summer, from May through mid-Septemtber, Bill is working again as a cultural interpreter and artist in residence for Doyon/Aramark at Denali National Park in Alaska. He will provide tour guides and music.

From July 31st through August 3, Bill will be attending and performing at the Moosehide Gathering in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.

2007
During the summer, Bill worked again as artist in residence for Doyon/Aramark at Denali National Park in Alaska. He provided tour guides and music. More info.

In June, Bill was one of the featured guests on the Native America Calling radio program. The show was about what fiddling means to Native people.

The Klondyke Fiddle School and Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation invited Bill to perform at dances and concerts during the Discovery Days in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. He performed with Willie Gordon and other guests.

2006
This summer, Bill worked again as artist in residence for Doyon/Aramark at Denali National Park in Alaska. He provided tour guides and music. More info.

Bill released the CD, "Fiddlin' Through the Years", which is a compilation CD of many of his past works. Bill plans for this to be his last CD he'll be putting out.

Fairbanks visitors bureau has included Bill in their latest promotional video.

Big Mouth Productions in New York still has their 2004 documenntary, "Arctic Waltz" (working title), in production status. The film is about Athabascan fiddling and features Bill Stevens and Old Crow!

2005
Bill took part in the the 2005 Great Lakes Folk Festival in Lansing Michigan.
Photos from Michigan: [1] [2] [3]

During the summer, Bill worked as artist in residence for Doyon/Aramark at Denali National Park in Alaska, providing providing tour guides and music. More info.

Bill's CD, "Blueberry Picken," is quickly running out. Watch out for an allnew CD from Bill to come out this year.

2004
Bill will be returning to Fairbanks, AK September 19th and will be available for work after that.

From April thru September of 2004, Bill operated out of Skagway, AK, where he was providing entertainment for a cruise ship company. His role was to represent native Alaskan culture for passengers who disembarked in Skagway. More info.

A new CD, "Blueberry Picken," has just been released. The first 13 songs were previously recorded in 1994 for "Alaska Gwich'in Fiddler." Six brand new tracks recorded in October of 2003 have been added to those, making this CD a wonderful compilation of toe-tapping athabascan fiddle music. This CD was re-released under the title: "Bill Stevens / Alaska Gwich'in Fiddler Plays Old Time Fiddle Music Enjoyed in the Golden Heart of Alaska" and later retitled "Blueberry Picken."

"Bill has been filmed by Big Mouth Productions in New York for their documentary, "Arctic Waltz" (working title), which is still in production. The film is about Athabascan fiddling in Old Crow!

2003
Gwich'in Bill performed again this year at Athabascan Fiddle Festival in November, as well as the Midnight Sun Festival 2003 last June in Downtown Fairbanks. Bill is one of the founding organizers of this annual event.

In November, Bill and three other artists represented Alaska at the 2003 Craft Fair in Tasmania, Australia. The Tasmanian Craft Fair is the largest annual working craft fair in the southern hemisphere which attracts over 200 working craft exhibits over 10 venues. In 2002 the Fair was visited by approximately 30,000 people.


Bill was recently featured at the 24th Annual Sea Music Festival in Mystic, CT.

2002
On October 25th, 2002, Bill Stevens received the Governor's Arts and Humanities Award for the category of Native Artist. The honorees are selected by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Humanities Forum.

Bill has finished recording his newest CD, "Grey Eagle," which is available for purchase. In Bill's words, "I sure am pleased with it."

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