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Intention Unlocks Reinvention

For twenty years, Billy McLaughlin astounded audiences around the world with his complex and rhythmic music.

In 2001, Billy was diagnosed with Focal Dystonia, an incurable neuromuscular disorder that rendered him unable to play his own music.

By 2002, Billy McLaughlin’s career was over.

In 2006, Billy began a comeback. He was doing the unthinkable – relearning his songs one note at a time with his opposite hand…

Billy McLaughlin is astounding audiences once again with both his story and his music.

The Parkway Press Release

Media Notice


TWIN CITIES – September 10, 2014 – The Parkway Theater in south Minneapolis is returning to a live music format – and a new series, “LIVE AT THE PARKWAY” – after a long dry spell of high-end fine performing artists. The events begin September 26 and run into December, featuring international artists and longtime Twin Cities’ favorites like Billy McLaughlin and friends. Organizers of the series, including McLaughlin, Parkway proprietor Joe Minjares and New Folk Records’ Ken Onstad, expect to stage a dozen or more shows a year at the destination south Minneapolis venue. Concerts in 2015 will be webcast and a local FM live-broadcast partner are in the works. Read More...