Bill Baird is a musician, writer, and creative technologist living in San Antonio. He is currently a writer at the San Antonio Current alt-weekly, where his coverage of the city’s music heritage and urban trailways have won wide praise.
As a musician, he was recently named “one of the top two or three psychedelic songwriters in the world” by Le Village Pop (Paris) and Spin Magazine previously called him a “psych-pop master craftsman.” He has released records on Parlophone, Capitol, SonyRED, Moon Glyph, Curly, Dangerbird, Secretly Canadian/St. Ives, among others. His installations/curations have been featured at the California Academy of Sciences, Fort Mason Center of the Arts, Museum of Human Achievement, Luminaria, Ballroom Marfa, and currently at Hopscotch SA. While working at the Center for Contemporary Music (Mills College), he was awarded the Frog Peak Collective Experimental Music Prize, named Dresher Ensemble Artist-in-Residence, and presented at the Deep Listening Conference. He has been insulted by famous people, burned pianos, written public access TV operas, played to rooms both packed and completely empty, and survived to tell the tale. He has recently begun writing for the San Antonio Current newspaper, covering music and the outdoors. His research and writing made him the recent recipient of the Wittliff research grant from Texas State University. His creative workshops have been featured at UTSA, Austin High School, and the Esalen Institute.