It’s hard to believe that Hillbilly IDOL first laced ’em up back in 1991, defining the core sound that has been at the heart of the band’s music ever since - close harmony, fresh songs and an adventurous spirit. There’s plenty of reverence and homage to the greats of American roots music, but even more than that, it’s how those classic sounds of country, swing, rock & roll, and bluegrass have informed the band’s writing and musical choices.
Over this span of time, the core has remained sturdy, some members have come and gone, most come back to play from time to time, but clearly all have left an indelible mark on HBI’s direction. More than a band, it’s a clan and a family.
Hillbilly IDOL has recorded three critically acclaimed studio CDs which have generated interest and airplay on Americana radio programs in the U.S. and around the globe.
"Hillbilly IDOL is the real deal, with decades of collective experience in bluegrass and country music. The sound is honest and inspired and steeped in tradition, with forward vision for maximum freshness." - Jim Manion, Bloomington Independent
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