Bill Worrell is an internationally touring guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer. His recent tour credits include lead guitarist for the Grammy Award winning band, America.
Bill's music combines rock, blues, and progressive rock.
Born in Pasadena, CA, Bill grew up in the music industry. His father, Jeff Worrell, played lead guitar for Natalie Cole throughout the 1980’s. During the 90’s, his dad switched gears into live mixing and went on to work with artists such as Edgar Winter, Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar, Dave Mason, Sheena Easton, Bread, and currently America. “These people were always around the house”, says Bill. “Mike Botts from Bread gave me my first drum lesson and Neil Giraldo showed me how to play my first barre chords”.
During high school, Bill studied jazz extensively.
After graduating California State University Northridge with his Bachelor's of Music in Classical Guitar Performance, Bill went on tour with the 70's classic rock group, America. Starting as the guitar technician, he had the opportunity to "sub" for long-time lead guitarist Michael "Woodsy" Woods. Upon Woods' departure in 2013, Bill took over as full-time lead guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist.
From 2009 to 2016, he recorded with several original projects while on the road with America. This included many instrumental singles which define his musical style.
In 2016, he released "The Nashville Sessions" EP, produced by Fred Mollin (Michael McDonald, America, BB King). The album featured a selection of pop/country vocal tunes. It featured session musicians Shannon Forrest on drums, Pat Coil on keys, Kerry Marx on rhythm guitars, and Larry Paxton on bass.
Since then, Bill has released several independent albums and singles.