Billy Woods  |  Nationally Acclaimed Drummer

Billy Woods
Billy Woods

Billy Woods has been a professional drummer since 1958 performing across the United States. In 1980, he discovered the dumbek, playing for accomplished dancers including Eva Cernik and Susannah Del Vecchio. Billy traveled and studied in Egypt in 1987. He has had the privilege of playing on-stage with many wonderful musicians including Souhail Kaspar.

Billy enjoys playing Mid-East Doumbeks. He likes various types, but he prefers ceramic doumbeks with synthetic heads. Explore Mid-East Doumbeks here.

Mid-east Doumbek

Rhythm Rides for Doumbeks - Billy Woods & Daveed Korup

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B&D Cubed0:570.8mbDownload

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Tone & Time9:087.8mbDownload

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Baladi5:104.5mbDownload

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Masmoudi6:19 5.5mbDownload

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Ayoub2:58 2.6mbDownload

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Bolero2:51 2.5mbDownload

A celebration of drums, Seeds of Time formed in 1997 with Billy Woods, Daveed Korup, and later Josh Levin. Several guest artists add their talents to the live recordings. Lights On Productions was formed to produce and distribute Seeds of Time’s recordings. Seeds of Time performs at a variety of venues but primarily at festivals such as Starwood.


Billy Woods retired, as head of Technical Services, from the University of Colorado where he spent 25 years in the Department of Electrical Engineering receiving awards for his outstanding service. Since retiring, Billy tours as a drummer and teacher. He is working on new recordings and producing shows.

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