23-year-old William McAdoo is a self-taught musician, folksinger and song-writer. His varied occupations, however, have eminently fitted him to the song-writer's craft. At various times, Bill McAdoo has worked as a dish-washer, a mechanic, on construction gangs, scrubbing floors, teaching, in a candy factory and as a receptionist in an office. Born and raised in Detroit, Bill went to the University of Michigan where he majored in History and English. He has had no formal music training and has played the guitar for some five years.
(Nota biografica sul libretto che accompagna l'album "Bill McAdoo Sings, Volume II", Folkways Records 1961)