I have been making music since the late 1970s, mostly on mandolin and guitar. I play old-time, Cajun, Creole, swamp pop and Americana/bluegrass. 

I am currently a member of $5 Short,  Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band, The Gadabouts, The Yazoo Kickstarts, Wild Bill’s Traveling Circus and the Rochelle Ramblers.

Some examples of my original music appear below – I hope you enjoy them!


Coronavirus, Stay Away From My Door ©Bill Paine – 2020

Biden’s March To the Whitehouse ©Bill Paine – 2021

You Had To Be There ©Bill Paine – 2002, 2021

Branch Avenue Breakdown ©Bill Paine – 2010

Roosterfish ©Bill Paine

Sara’s Spontaneous Combustion ©Bill Paine

Lovely Susan ©Bill Paine


Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band:

YouTube Channel

Mardi Gras at Heartwood Soundstage, Gainesville FL – 2018 (More at Youtube channel)

Bayou Pon Pon
Bars de la Prison

Promo Mix

Florida Folk Festival at the Old Marble Stage – 2017

Another Lonely Night
Happy One-Step
Bosco Stomp

Yazoo Kickstarts:

Old Tarheel / Tam Lin

The Gadabouts:

January 14, 2018, at a wake for friend and bandmate John McEwen
Farewell Fine Friend ©Bill Paine
Richest Fool Alive
Jukebox Mama ©David Massey

©Bill Paine 2024