Praise for Hell To Pay

Oooh …Ooooh and thrice OOOH!...I am totally smitten with New Yorker Billie Williams and her gritty, emotional and Soulful take on The Blues.
— The Rocking Magpie
...Billie Williams is an artist full of skill and passion. She is one to be aware of.
— Making a Scene
Billie Williams has one of those voices that was made for the blues. It is powerful. emotional, and the perfect vehicle to tell the stories.
— David Bowling, Cashbox Music Reviews
There is no doubt that Billie Williams will surely conquer and intrigue you...impressive work
— Mladen Loncar, Sound Guardian
This sizzling white girl with the blues…tantalizes with the basic and keeps hold with the au currant. Wild stuff for new times throughout.
— Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Hall of Fame artist burns it up on ‘Hell To Pay’...The sound is blues, turned inside out and brought back to its original glory
— Jim Clark, The Lee County Courier
Hell To Pay…is fire and brimstone blues that will kick down doors when this drops July 19th.
— John A. Kereiff, The Rock Doctor
...it is with a real pleasure that we will savor from end to end...’Hell To Pay,’ a real nugget of soul, blues and rhythm ‘n blues.
— Fred Delforge, Zicazine

New York Blues Hall of Fame Artist
Billie Williams
Drops New Album Hell To Pay

New York, NY, July 1, 2019 – Summer 2019 may be a scorcher, but the real fire is Billie Williams’ new album Hell To Pay, coming July 19.

Williams’ powerful new record – her second with Grammy-winning producer Danny Blume –weaves the blues into her unique style of contemporary roots music. 

On the heels of Billie’s self-titled debut album, which received critical praise and worldwide airplay, Hell To Pay offers a collection of eleven new originals that showcase Williams’ songwriting and vocal prowess.  Billie draws inspiration from heartbreak with her hard-hitting opening track “Damn,” and from devotion with her classic-style soul tune “You.” Deeply affected by our troubling times, she also expresses her anger and concern in the feminist anthem “Ten Million Sisters,” and the title track “Hell To Pay,” which speak to the #metoo movement and the deepening socio-economic divide. 

Skillful writing, strong vocals, and world-class musicians make Billie Williams’ Hell To Pay a record that will leave a lasting impression across the musical spectrum.

Listen to Billie’s music on Spotify, Apple Music, & CD Baby


Billie Williams will be inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame on Sunday March 15th @ the Iridium in NYC…CONGRATULATIONS BILLIE! Well deserved!
— Michael Packer, President, New York Blues Hall of Fame
One listen to the eight tracks on this self-titled release will quickly prove that Billie Williams has the voice and training to sing anything.”

“…Williams can confidently convey the full range of the emotional landscape…”

“…Williams sounding as sweet as honey.”

“…the power and concise phrasing that Williams utilizes allow her to dive deep into the emotional well on every track. Definitely one worth checking out.”

“…a withering Williams performance.
— Blues Blast Magazine
Riveting...she sang of joy and heartache with equal conviction.
— Boston Globe
...in full blues mode – pithy, powerful, and sure of the terrain...Billie Williams is an emotionally resonant vocalist. She GIVES a performance.
— Woman Around Town