THE EBONY HILLBILLIES - 5 MILES FROM TOWN
  • 01. HOG EYED MAN (2:36)
  • 02. WANG DANG DOODLE (3:32)
  • 03. DARLING COREY (2:41)
  • 04. I CAN'T MAKE YOU LOVE ME - ZYX (4:41)
  • 05. CARROLL COUNTY BLUES (3:38)
  • 06. CREAM - I'M ON MY WAY TO BROOKLYN (4:35)
  • 07. ANOTHER MAN DONE GONE/HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT (3:36)
  • 08. I'D RATHER BE A **** THAN A PO' WHITE MAN - Instrumental (2:28)
  • 09. FORK IN THE ROAD (4:33)
  • 10. OH WHAT A TIME (1:21)
  • 11. WHERE HE LEADS ME (I WILL FOLLOW) (3:11)
  • 12. FIVE MILES FROM TOWN - studio version (4:35)
  • 01. HOG EYED MAN (2:36)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:36) [6.14 MB]
  • 02. WANG DANG DOODLE (3:32)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:32) [8.28 MB]
  • 03. DARLING COREY (2:41)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:41) [6.35 MB]
  • 04. I CAN'T MAKE YOU LOVE ME - ZYX (4:41)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:41) [10.9 MB]
  • 05. CARROLL COUNTY BLUES (3:38)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:38) [8.49 MB]
  • 06. CREAM - I'M ON MY WAY TO BROOKLYN (4:35)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:35) [10.69 MB]
  • 07. ANOTHER MAN DONE GONE/HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT (3:36)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:36) [8.43 MB]
  • 08. I'D RATHER BE A **** THAN A PO' WHITE MAN - Instrumental (2:28)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:28) [5.82 MB]
  • 09. FORK IN THE ROAD (4:33)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:33) [10.61 MB]
  • 10. OH WHAT A TIME (1:21)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (01:21) [3.29 MB]
  • 11. WHERE HE LEADS ME (I WILL FOLLOW) (3:11)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:11) [7.47 MB]
  • 12. FIVE MILES FROM TOWN - studio version (4:35)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:35) [10.66 MB]
Press

The Ebony Hillbillies - 5 Miles From Town
For All Press Releases Go To www.TheEbonyHillbillies.com

THE EBONY HILLBILLIES - 5 MILES FROM TOWN - PRESS RELEASE
KEEPING THE CLASSIC AMERICAN STRING BAND TRADITION ALIVE FOR A NEW GENERATION, NYC PHENOMENON - THE EBONY HILLBILLIES - STIR UP THE ORGANIC SOUL, FUNK, ROMANCE & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS ON THEIR LATEST ALBUM, ‘5 MILES FROM TOWN’
Launched on the streets of NYC,
The Groundbreaking Ensemble has Performed at
Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center
And Appeared on the BBC, ABC’s “Good Morning America”
and Other Networks
THE EBONY HILLBILLIES
From the street corners of Manhattan to the hallowed stages of Carnegie Hall
and Lincoln Center to TV appearances on the BBC and ABC’s “Good Morning America,” The Ebony Hillbillies are a true phenomenon, reviving the lost art form and American legacy of string band music for a whole new generation.
Continuing to bring a fresh urgency to the genre for a 21st Century world in need of some deep musical education, the dynamic ensemble – led by Henrique
Prince (fiddle, vocals) with Norris Bennett (banjo, mountain dulcimer, guitar, vocals), Gloria Thomas Gassaway (on vocals and bones), acoustic bassist William “Salty Bill” Salter (3x-Grammy winning co-writer of legendary pop hits like “Where is the Love” and “Just The Two of Us”), Allanah Salter (shaker, vocals), Newman Taylor Baker (washboard percussion) andA.R. on “cowboy” percussion kit - are releasing their latest full length album,
5 MILES FROM TOWN [EH MUSIC].
Infused with the Hillbillies’ trademark mix of pop, country, bluegrass, folk and jazz, the full length collection reflects a soulful, gritty and alternately funky, romantic and socially conscious place where toes are always tapping, percussion is slapping, fiddles are jamming, front porch chairs are rocking, banjos are plucking and voices are raised in determination and triumph.
Mixing lively instrumentals and vocals over the course of 11 tracks and 3 alternately playful and hard-hitting snippets/skits, the group performs everything from a down home fiddle jam (“Hog”), the gentle romantic cautionary tale "Fork in the Road” and an intimate cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” to the incisive social commentaries “Another Man Done Gone (Hands Up Don’t Shoot)” (about black men and police shootings) and “I’m on My Way To Brooklyn,” which rolls as a lighthearted NYC inspired spiritual until the end...and three gunshots.
The Ebony Hillbillies started out on the streets of Manhattan, but their vibe and influence has extended over the years to acclaimed live performances at legendary venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center; appearances on the BBC, Good Morning America, NBC, CBS, etc., international music workshops and festivals, visual artist collaborations at museums (including The Whitney with phenom Kara Walker and The Smithsonian Museum), Guest school programs, Foot stomping and Hand- clapping Dance parties and more. In the digital era, they have sold thousands of hard copies of their four CDs – Sabrina’s Holiday, I Thought You Knew, Barefoot and Flying and 2015's Slappin’ A Rabbit – Live! – at their shows and via their globally popular website, www.theEbonyHillbillies.com


17
  • Members:
    HENRIQUE PRINCE - VIOLIN, VIOLA, VOCALS. NORRIS BENNETT - BANJO, MOUNTAIN DULCIMER, VOCALS. GLORIA THOMAS GASSAWAY - VOCALS, BONES WILLIAM "SALTY BILL" SALTER - ACOUSTIC BASS A.R. (ALI RAHMAN) - COWBOY PERCUSSION KIT NEWMAN TAYLOR BAKER - WASHBOARD PERC
  • Sounds Like:
    Taj Mahal, Shemekiah Copeland, Keb Mo, Carolina Chocolate Drops, CJ Chenier,
  • Influences:
    Mississippi Sheiks, Algia Mae Hinton, The Altamont Recordings, The Stoneman Family, Canray Fontenot, Willie Dixon, Willie Nelson, Charlie Parker,
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    11/15/17
  • Profile Last Updated:
    10/22/20 18:13:28

"Radio Creds" are votes awarded to artists by radio programmers who have downloaded their music and have been impressed with the artist's professionalism and the audience's response to the new music. Creds help artists advance through the AirPlay Direct community.


Only radio accounts may add a Radio Cred. One week after the track has been downloaded the radio account member will receive an email requesting a Cred for each artist they've downloaded.