Much like your favorite t-shirt, The HillBenders just feel good. They don’t follow any old stigmas attached to bluegrass which creates a space to be themselves musically. For over ten years now the five original members have traveled coast to coast and around the world spreading joy and excitement through music. The HillBenders celebrated this decade-long milestone with a new original record (Nov. 2018) and “Pettygrass”- a collaboration with jamband veteran Keller Williams to give the music of Tom Petty a bluegrass twist. This comes as a follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 2015 release of their 3rd album, TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry, an acoustic interpretation of the The Who’s legendary rock opera, TOMMY. From the deepest roots in bluegrass as the National Single Microphone Champions to the far left of progressive acoustic music The HillBenders have played the most elite stages in both the festival circuit and the performing arts world. High-energy performances, a diverse catalog, and a slice of humor make way for what appears to be more of a brotherhood than a business – and each audience they play for becomes a part of that family.