Bill Abernathy has established himself as a mainstay in Folk-Americana with his latest album, “Crossing Willow Creek.” Dusting off tracks he had previously recorded for an acoustic album entitled “Changes,” Bill has cranked up the amps and brought in the band breathing new life into the songs. It’s no surprise that “Cry Wolf,” the album’s debut single, quickly climbed both the iTunes Top 100 Rock chart as well as New Music Weekly’s Country chart. Bill is a modern-day American storyteller who is able to transcend genre in the same style as Bruce Springsteen and Don Henley. Bill draws inspiration from personal experiences and what sets him apart is the fact that he personally delayed his musical career to raise a family of his own. Bill’s story is one that so many of us can connect with because it’s a life we’ve also lived. Whether you’re a first-time listener or a longtime fan, there is an unmistakable familiarity in Bill’s voice and a relatability that can rarely be found with professional musicians. The album is bookended by a beautiful rendition of Dan Fogelberg’s “Icarus” the second in a pair of covers which pay tribute to two of the all-time greats. Taken individually, each song on the album is a story in its own right, but taken as a whole, the album is nothing short of a novel.