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Bill Elliott Guitar Player From NS Passes Away
On December 8, 2023
By John Gavin, Friday, December 8, 2023


ASBillElliottPhotobyNickBatECMA2019.jpgBill Elliott, legend guitar player from Bass River, Nova Scotia passed away on

December 8, 2023 at age 67. Cause to this date unknown.

The Canadian Music Industry was shocked to learn of of his passing along with other

music artists such Bruce Guthro, Myles Goodywn and Gordon Lightfoot who

passed away earlier this past year.

Bill came from a musical family where his father, Carl was a three time winner of the

Maritime Old Time Fiddling Contest and an Atlantic Old Time Fiddler's Champion.

Carl along with his sons, Bill and Mike and daughter Glenda opened for many

Country artists and performed everywhere.

In 2004 Bill was nominated for an ECMA as part of the Elliott family, for an

instrumental award. He played fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass.

He was recipient of the Canadian Certified Guitar Player (CCGP) in 2015.

He has performed across North America and opened shows for Merle Haggard

and Waylon Jennings.

Bill had planned to showcase at ECMA in Charlottetown on May 1-5, 2024

ASBillElliottNickBuczokDaveFitzpatrickJohnGavinatECMA2019.jpgPhoto at ECMA 2019 In Charlottetown, PEI:

Bill Elliott-Nick Buczok of Atlantic Seabreeze

Dave Fitzpatrick of The Fables (Cousin of Bill)-

John Gavin of Atlantic Seabreeze