VVAD Presents Fantasyland
Friday Jun 2, 2023 6:30 pm
A chronological journey of The Who’s legendary catalog
Inspired by the outpouring of support by The Who themselves and the thousands of fans around the world who came out to celebrate the 2015 release “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry”, The Hillbenders have 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
“Having seized the figurative mic with 2015’s bluegrass take on The Who’s rock opera Tommy, The HillBenders continue their run of larceny on their 11-track follow-up stealing the show…they seem to possess a firm grasp of their idiom, allowing them to seamlessly glide from one sonic environ to another, a host of winsome melodies trailing in their wake.” – No Depression
“If you get a chance to listen to The HillBenders new album it’s fabulous. They should get a f—ing Grammy for it. It’s that good!” – Peter Townshend
ABOUT THE HILLBENDERS: Formed in April of 2008, and still touring with the original lineup The HillBenders took the US by storm in 2015 with their critically-acclaimed “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry”. They followed up the Tommy tour with a year of successful dates joining Keller Williams for “PettyGrass” (Tom Petty hits). The HillBenders continue their firmly established presence as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands with their hit laden “WhoGrass” show, as well as outstanding original music from their fourth studio album, appropriately and eponymously titled “The HillBenders”. Regardless of which show The HillBenders present, or a mash up of all of them, they deliver a perfect mix of virtuoso musicianship and rock star vocals. They are one of the few bluegrass groups that recognize their ability to bridge the gap between the common music consumer and the bluegrass genre, selecting material that defies any hillbilly stigmas.
GENERAL ADMISSION | $25
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