TedX Bend describes Billy Mickelson, a.k.a. Third Seven, as an international touring one-man cello band from Oregon. His stylized songwriting takes a traditional classical cello and transforms it in a way that delivers a new and original energy. Third Seven has made strength and encouraging communication the highest priority in his art. His audiences run the gamut from schools to community centers to punk rock shows, bluegrass shows, yoga classes, and everything in between. By remaining blind to audience classification, his performances deliver an equal opportunity for connection to all listeners. With 31 albums and thousands of performances worldwide, Third Seven continues to impact and uplift audiences around the globe.