Crazy Mountain Billies is the alias used by multi-instrumentalist musician and vocalist Andy "Banjo" Bormes . His musical style can be described as psychedelic mountain bluegrass music. Originally formed in the Rocky Mountains in 2009, the alias "Crazy Mountain Billies" was used by the musician in the studio while multi-track recording a full ensembles worth of instruments together to get the sound of a full string-band. "Banjo" Andy has drifted up and down the Rockies writing songs about the mountain lifestyle over the years, and has now taken on the Pacific Northwest in pursuit of new adventures. The artist currently tours all over the Western U.S. performing at festivals and venues on a regular basis.
"I can say with absolute certainty that I have rarely heard anything quite like the Crazy Mountain Billies... the playing is exceptional... all of the elements of Bluegrass, but without being classifiable as being part of that genre..."
- American Roots UK
"One-man lineup works for his brand of bluegrass... his songs overflow with real melodies on multiple instruments. His unique vocals are worthy of praise."
-Big Western Flavor
“… the one-man-band better known as Crazy Mountain Billies, is a force of nature on the banjo!”
Ayliah Sanders - Rapid City Cultural Trends Examiner
"Crazy Mountain Billies are just crazy, man. Crazy ..."
Portland Weekly Volcano