Bil Krauss takes comedy and music seriously

Bil Krauss takes comedy and music seriously - A man holding a guitar - Bass guitar

By Savana Hardin

Bil Krauss has found his niche. Playing music as well as adding his own comedy skits makes Krauss stand out in the crowd and is one of the reasons for his strong 12-year alliance with the performing arts in Key West.

“I take both my music and my comedy seriously,” says Krauss, adding that his early inspiration was a young James Taylor. Krauss often performs with other artists one the the island.

Krauss’ discovered Key West when he visited on a cruise ship 12 years ago. He auditioned at Irish Kevin’s for a gig and promptly fell in love with Key West. He know spends December through April in Key West every year.

When he’s not on island time, Bil Krauss maintains a residence in South Carolina, but just because he leaves the island does not mean he leaves the music. Krauss has four different projects that he is working on this year: a maritime album, a “bar songs” album, an interpretive songs album, and an album of his original works.Bil Krauss can be found at Irish Kevin’s on Wednesday through Sunday starting around 10 a.m., Dante’s on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., and at World of Beer on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Don’t miss his special six-hour show at World of Beer on Tuesdasy, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day), from 6 p.m. until midnight.






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“Music can change the world because it can change people.”

— Bono