Formed in 2008 by Sasha'mani Francois and Mark Anselm, City Billies includes some of the most talented and eclectic musicians in Brooklyn. Sasha’mani and Mark grew up listening to folk, bluegrass, country and old time music and met when their reggae bands crossed paths. They agreed that the reggae and bluegrass genres could use a dedicated voice and City Billies was born.
The newest 5 song EP "Where I Stand" was released in late 2020 and the band went right back into the studio to record 7 more original songs for an upcoming summer 2021 album. City Billies has performed at venues such as Littlefield, Sunny's Bar, Buddy's Room and Rockwood Music Hall.