Feb 28

The HillBenders - PineCone Piedmont Council of Traditional Music

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Five musicians on an indoor stage, playing instruments (banjo, mandolin, upright bass, resonator guitar, and acoustic guitar) and gathered around 1 microphone. They are all smiling; four of the five appear to have brown hair and light skin, and the one playing acoustic guitar appears to have reddish hair and light skin.
February 28, 2020 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Five musicians on an indoor stage, playing instruments (banjo, mandolin, upright bass, resonator guitar, and acoustic guitar) and gathered around 1 microphone. They are all smiling; four of the five appear to have brown hair and light skin, and the one playing acoustic guitar appears to have reddish hair and light skin.

Inspired by the outpouring of support by The Who themselves and the thousands of fans around the world who came out to celebrate The HillBenders' 2015 release Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry, The Hillbenders have recently announced a follow up project called "WhoGrass," a chronological journey of The Who’s legendary catalog through the wood and wire of bluegrass instrumentation. Framed as a follow-up to The HillBenders 2015 acoustic interpretation of The Who’s TOMMY, WhoGrass now gives the audience a career spanning twist on one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest bands. From the early hits all the way through The Who’s discography and even a peek into Pete Townshend’s solo career, the rolling banjo, intense dobro percussion, and thunderous vocals have even the biggest Who fan pumping their fist and singing along! “The HillBenders prove to be the perfect group to execute this WhoGrass concept.” -Rolling Stone