I posted some videos a few months ago of the Hillgrass Bluebilly North American tour. Recently the guys just put out their first release, a 2 disc tribute to Hank Williams and Leadbelly titled "Hiram and Huddie". Below is a copy of the the article recently written in the Austin Chronicle.
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE
OFF THE RECORD - AUSTIN POWELL
TITLE: LOST HIGHWAYS
PAGE 53 (at bottom)
Primal roots purveyors Hillgrass Bluebilly Entertainment recently released Hiram and Huddie, a potent double-album tribute to Hank Williams and Lead Belly that features local favorites Scott H. Biram, Wayne "the Train" Hancock, and William Elliott Whitmore. "They were the first two that really introduced that darkness and those cold truths to American music," says the Bastrop-based HBE's Keith Mallette. The 20-song compilation is available at Yard Dog Gallery, where cover artist Jon Langford of the Mekons currently has an exhibit, but you can also score a copy on Thursday, Feb. 12, at Emo's, which hosts the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band ("Rock Island Line"), along with local trailblazers Possessed by Paul James ("Bourgeois Blues"), and Tom VandenAvond ("I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love With You"). Next up, Hillgrass Bluebilly is wrangling a double-barrel tribute to Johnny Cash and R.L. Burnside, while also pairing bluegrass patriarch Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys with original Delta bluesman T-Model Ford for a living legends showcase on March 17. "We feel like we're sitting on a real treasure here," Mallette concludes. "All of this is music is pure and from the heart. "
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