The Hillbenders- Tommy
  • Overture
  • Captain Walker
  • 1921
  • Amazing Journey
  • Sparks
  • Eyesight
  • Christmas
  • Cousin Kevin
  • Acid Queen
  • Do You Think It's Alright
  • Fiddle About
  • Pinball Wizard
  • Doctor
  • Go To The Mirror
  • Tommy Can You Hear Me
  • Smash The Mirror
  • Sensation
  • Miracle Cure
  • Sally Simpson
  • I'm Free
  • Welcome
  • Tommy's Holiday Camp
  • We're Not Gonna Take It- See Me Feel Me
  • Overture
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:49) [8.74 MB]
  • Captain Walker
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (01:41) [3.87 MB]
  • 1921
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:20) [5.33 MB]
  • Amazing Journey
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:00) [6.87 MB]
  • Sparks
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:50) [6.5 MB]
  • Eyesight
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:05) [4.76 MB]
  • Christmas
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:11) [9.56 MB]
  • Cousin Kevin
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:41) [8.45 MB]
  • Acid Queen
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:15) [7.46 MB]
  • Do You Think It's Alright
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (00:26) [1016.48 KB]
  • Fiddle About
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (01:18) [2.98 MB]
  • Pinball Wizard
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:44) [8.55 MB]
  • Doctor
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (00:22) [844.01 KB]
  • Go To The Mirror
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:58) [6.8 MB]
  • Tommy Can You Hear Me
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (00:56) [2.15 MB]
  • Smash The Mirror
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (01:21) [3.1 MB]
  • Sensation
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:19) [5.31 MB]
  • Miracle Cure
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (00:13) [525.65 KB]
  • Sally Simpson
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:35) [8.2 MB]
  • I'm Free
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (01:58) [4.5 MB]
  • Welcome
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:39) [8.37 MB]
  • Tommy's Holiday Camp
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (00:48) [1.84 MB]
  • We're Not Gonna Take It- See Me Feel Me
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    MP3 (05:34) [12.76 MB]
Biography
“Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball”

Forty-five years after its initial release, The Who’s rock opera TOMMY has been transformed by The Hillbenders into a full-length bluegrass tribute with all of the original record’s energy, instrumental showmanship, and rock star vocals in tact.

Originally recorded with a full rock band, the dynamic bluegrass quintet recreated the legendary album with a banjo, Dobro, mandolin, bass, and guitar. The “Bluegrass Opry,” as its been dubbed, brings a new perspective to TOMMY while paying homage to its creators.

SXSW co-founder and musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers conceived the idea of a “bluegrass opry” and felt he’d found the right band to pull off this high-wire approach to the record when he met The Hillbenders, a band known for its ability to bridge the gap between musical genres and fans.

The live performance is a full 75-minute show covering the original album from start to finish with special video accompaniment and audience participation.

SUMMER TOUR DATES
3/09 – Tuscon, AZ - Rialto Theatre
4/16 – Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville, KY
4/17 – The Strand at 38 Main, Waynesville, NC
4/18 – The N.C. CueGrass Festival, Raleigh, NC
4/26 – Guthrie Green, Tulsa, OK
5/08 – Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, MO*
5/09 – Patton Alley Pub, Springfield, MO*
5/10 – The Station Inn, Nashville, TN*
5/15 – Down Home Guitars, Frankfort, IL
5/16 – BBW & Blues Festival, St Joseph, MI
6/11 – AMP By Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD*
6/12 – Smyrna Opera House, Smyrna, DE*
6/13 – Mountain View Park, Wind Gap, PA
6/14 – The Sportsmen's Tavern, Buffalo, NY*
6/16 – The Ale House, Troy, NY*
6/17 – Valley Creek Park, Malvern, PA*
6/18 – Rockwood Music Hall 2, New York, NY*
6/19 – Squeezers, Rochester, NY
6/20 – Quiet Oaks Campground, Cross Fork, PA
7/09 – Frisco Historic, Frisco, CO
7/10 – High Mountain Hay Fever Fest, Westcliffe, CO
7/11 – High Mountain Hay Fever Fest, Westcliffe, CO
7/18 – The Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, NY

*Tommy Tour Dates
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  • Members:
    Nolan Lawrence, Gary Rea, Jimmy Rea, Mark Cassidy, Chad Graves
  • Sounds Like:
    The Who, Yonder Mountain String Band, Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Influences:
    Del McCoury, Chris Thile, Dan Tyminski, The Who
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    04/21/15
  • Profile Last Updated:
    10/18/19 04:41:57
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