Billy McLaughlin is a five-time Minnesota Music Award winner with 11 CD releases and Billboard Top-Ten Chart history. His touring experience is extensive including 15 years of national touring and stops in Japan and Europe. The National Association for Campus Activities has awarded Billy with three National Campus Entertainer of the Year Awards (Jazz) and a Hall of Fame Achievement Award. Critics around the globe recognize Billy as an innovative world-class acoustic guitarist, composer, and producer. Billy graduated with honors from the University of Southern California but now resides in his home state of MN where he is proudly raising two boys.