From July 31st through August 3, Bill will be attending and performing at the Moosehide Gathering in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Bill has finished recording his newest CD, "Grey Eagle," which is available for purchase. In Bill's words, "I sure am pleased with it."