Swinson, Billy


  • From Richlands, North Carolina. Lives in Jacksonville, FL.
  • At age 15 (early 90’s), began playing mandolin with several regional North Carolina bands.
  • 1996 formed a band named Code Blue  with Jimmy Fraley (Formerly of A Deeper Shade of Blue) and Greg Martin (currently with Billy Droze).
  • 2000-2002 Played mandolin with the Donna Hughes band in NC.
  • 2001, joined Constant Change (Benson, NC) and Common Ground (Charleston, SC). 
  • 2003, moved to Jacksonville, FL and played mandolin with Ernie Evans and the Florida State Bluegrass Band.
  • 2019, formed a Florida band called Greener Grass. 
  • 2021, joined The Billy Lee Cox Project.
  • 2022, joined Deano Graham and the Grass Wagon Revival.
  • 2023, released first single “Greener Grass” from album by the same name (no label).