• The Hillbenders – The Hillbenders

    When you’ve soared to a high peak, topping that triumph can be a challenge in itself. In the case of the Hillbenders, a band that turned both rock and bluegrass on their respective ears with an otherwise unimaginable take on

  • Old Settlers Music Festival 2016

    Thanks to the organizers of the Old Settlers Music Festival in Austin, TX who shared these images of the various bluegrass artists who performed last weekend at the annual alternative music and entertainment event.

  • Hillbenders Holiday Camp video

    When it was announced in January that The Hillbenders would be releasing a bluegrass version of The Who's classic rock opera, Tommy, one of the first songs that came to mind was the fiendishly creepy Tommy's Holiday Camp. How would

  • Hillbenders going all Tommy on us

    In 1969, the rock music world was agog when The Who, one of the top grossing acts on the circuit at that time, released a double album called Tommy. Described as a rock opera, the entire album was based on

  • The HillBenders – Can You Hear Me?

    The 2009 winners of the Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition, The HillBenders have released its second full-length recording; Can You Hear Me? (Compass Records 7 4585 3). The quintet, formed in 2008 by personnel from diverse locations but now based in Springfield,

  • Slidin’ around at IBMA

    This evening, World of Bluegrass featured a special event for slide players, billed as a Slidegrass Extravaganza. David Morris happened upon Chad Graves from The Hillbenders warming up before the show.