palookaville, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Freestyle / Classical - Opera and Vocal / Zouk
Mixtape Music
Singer, Song-Juggler, often self-proclaimed, the Original Gangster
from Cleveland, Bushwalla represents the eclectic talents of Billy
“Bushwalla” Galewood. A native of Cleveland, he started performing
musical theater at the early age of 9 and in 1995, Billy set out to
New York City to study theater at the American Musical & Dramatic
Academy. While in New York, he supported himself as a street
performer incorporating such feats as juggling, magic, chair-
balancing, and fire-breathing.
Now after spending 6 years in Los Angeles and 2 years in San
Diego, Bushwalla’s sound is a unique blend of funk, folk, freestyle,
acoustic hip-hop with a soul deeply rooted in authenticity and
optimism. His writing talents came into being after notably co-
writing Jason Mraz’s debut platinum album, Waiting For My Rocket
to Come and sophomore release Mr. A-Z. Bushwalla’s debut EP
release Ghetto Blaster (produced by Spooner Oldham) is cherished
by fans worldwide and highly acclaimed in the Southern California
media and radio circuit. The catchy hit Ghetto Blaster has left first
time listeners and long-time fans with a reverberating melody that
never tires. There the full-length album Autodidactical Freestyle &
Radical, released in March of 2008, has been selling at a rapid rate
with fantastic reviews on iTunes.
Bushwalla is also known for his unique music videos/documentaries
that have accumulated thousands of plays on youtube. Bushwalla
and his “1-2-3 Band” experiment with an improvisational party-type
atmosphere, captivating audiences week after week. His shows
range from solo shows, trio, and full band performances.

His RADICAL new album “The Man Who Invented the Sky,” (which
is NOW AVAILABLE on itunes and online) hosts a far-out blend of
styles along with stories sampled from his eclectic family phoning in
their appearances from Cleveland, Bushwalla’s original stomping
ground. Guests on the album include the Fabulous Dawn Mitschele,
Pigeon John, Rebecca of Slow Club, Teenie Hodges, Spooner
Oldham and the Voices of Prayze. This year has him touring the
world and he headlined the Troubadour and Belly Up for the CD
release shows. A sporadic, sing a long good time of a show.

Jason Mraz - His appearance on all three of my studio releases should be an indicator that he remains to be perhaps my greatest musical influence
certainly in the field of live performance. Of the hundreds - maybe thousands
of gigs I’ve seen him do – he is constantly surprising me with newness
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