Bill Walach’s chosen voice has been the mandolin for more than 30 years. In his musical journeys he has played folk, folk rock, contradance, country, old time, blues, standards, swing, jazz-world music fusion, and classical music. He has commissioned and premiered pieces from such diverse composers as Vaclav Nelhybel and Ornette Coleman. Bill writes music both for mandolin and larger ensembles. He is a strong advocate for the idea that the mandolin has its place in all music, both acoustic and electric.