Calling all Squidbillies

High On A Hilltop - The Welfare LinersThe Welfare Liners from Athens, GA have a new CD about to hit. Formed in 2010, the band’s second album, High On A Hilltop, is due on September 18.

But what really has the guys stoked right now is being featured in a television commercial on the Adult Swim network, which runs in the evenings and overnight on the Cartoon Network cable/satellite feed.

Fans of the show Squidbillies, the band recorded their own bluegrass version of the show’s theme, and it ended up being used in a promotional spot for a cover song video contest.

The show’s bizarre premise is a family of talking, landlubbing “mud squids” living in the mountains of Georgia, hence the name. It has found a wide audience, and elevated Atlanta-based animation studio Radical Axis to notoriety.

Here is The Welfare Liners version of the theme…


…and the commercial that put them on the cartoon map:


Good luck Welfare Liners, in the video contest on Adult Swim!

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.