WILLIAM MYLAR...Singer, Songwriter, & Musician

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William Mylar is a singer, songwriter, and musician, currently living in Galt, CA.  Mylar has played music nearly all of his life, beginning with piano at age 7. He acquired vocal training while working as a child actor in professional and community theatrical productions. Mylar taught himself guitar at age 18 and, along with his booming singing voice, the guitar became his primary instrument.

Mylar invented Folk Wave music to describe his unique approach to performing his original music. Folk Wave was unusual in the late 70s and early 80s, because solo Mylar performances were more like rock and roll shows instead of the typical entertainment provided by folk artists of the time. Mylar often performed 4 to 5 hour solo shows that included leaping on tables and chairs. It was not uncommon to see people get up and dance. His legendary performances and pioneering approach to Folk music has been copied by many other folk artists.

Mylar also played in a number of rock bands in the 80s and 90s, mostly as a rhythm guitarist and lead singer. He has performed all over the world and has recorded on a number of albums, radio, and television. "I Like It That Way", One World, One People", and "Randy's Fence" have all been aired on radio around the world. "Don't Ever Go" and "Sweet Alibi" became two of the first mp3s to be featured on MP3.com.

Mylar's first album, Folk Wave Music, was acclaimed for both the muscial compositions and also the way the album was recorded, using a simple one track technique and engineered acoustics. His second solo album, Real Mylar, was rated #17 in the top 25 Folk albums in America. His new album, Listen, was recorded with some of the Sacramento area's finest musicians and arranged to propel Mylar's music into the pop and rock genres. "The best album to come out of Sacramento in a long time." - Matt Erich, owner of EME Recording Studios.

Mylar has performed with some of the top names and at some of the top venues in the music business. Mylar performs as a solo artist and with his jam band, WMB. There is nothing like a William Mylar show.

6 Comments

Brian's picture

Mylar, thanks for making the trip down to SoCal last night. You have a great voice and I loved that "on the radio" song.

sheilah's picture

DUDE! YOU ROCK! Can't wait to hear your next CD...We saw George Bush tapping his toe and wearing a headset with an MP3 player, when asked what was he listening too, he replied "well, I ya, well, I ya guess Im listening to that new folk wave guy, Mylar....can't seem to get this tune out of my head",,,,what's that, oh, the oil crisis...no comment,,,,,

Frank__sinatra's picture

Congrats to Mylar! A true pro, kind soul and fun zoner to boot!

Mylar's picture

Wow. Thanks. I'm very honored. And on the anniversary of Jerry's birthady, too! Interesting choice of picture. ;-)

Kerry Jordan's picture

Way to go Billy! Great back yard shot, too bad there are no mad cows in the background!

aunt charlotte's picture

way to go Mylar...and thanks again for my personal Dylan concert.

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