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Billy Nemec

Billy was born in Howells, Nebraska in 1977. Around the age of eighteen he joined up with a traveling carnival “Culpepper Concessions,” which eventually dropped him off in New Orleans. It was under the mentorship of clowns, jugglers, mimes, acrobats and legendary street performers like Anthony “Tuba Fatts” Lacen and The New Orleans Jazz Vipers that Billy honed his musical and performing ability. He spent four years playing for crowds on the streets of New Orleans and traveling with another carnival “Circus Ridikkulous.” In October 2001 Billy moved to New York City and brought with him a vast repertoire of early swing, Dixieland, gospel, country and blues music as well as an amazing ability to draw and hold large crowds wherever he performs.