Static Gypsies was originally formed to perform at various benefit concerts through Barry Salottolo's Youth Arts Forum which is based in New York City. The Youth Arts Forum's events are charity concerts that have raised money for Aids and Cancer research, and more recently, Cystic Fibrosis. The group is comprised of three young musicians from different parts of the east coast. Bryan Schwab from Oil City, PA, is a 15 year old blues/rock guitarist who has been playing guitar for 3 1/2 years. He plays lead guitar and vocals. Cal Kehoe is a 16 year old musician from Ridgefield, CT. In the band, Cal plays bass and offers a strong vocal presence. Cal also plays the guitar. Josh Morris is a fourteen year old drummer from Queensbury, New York with 9 years experience on the kit.
Billy Cox's Electric Stage Welcomes Static Gypsies on the Electric Chitlin Circuit
Billy Cox's Electric Stage Presents... 11 Year Old Guitar Prodigy
My name is William "Billy the Kid" Thoden and I am 11 years old. I started playing when I was 7 years old and I have never looked back. The Blues is my favorite music, but I play and listen to rock and jazz also. My main inspirations are Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. I also love Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Stevie Wonder. I also sing, play bass, keyboards, drums and harmonica.
The premier of Billy Cox's Electric Stage
introducing Billy the Kid Thoden on the Electric Chitlin Circuit