Bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis, soul icon and Cultural Heritage Choir leader Linda Tillery, and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist, Barbara Higbie have created a new vocal trio Hills to Hollers, that explores the roots of American music from the Hills of bluegrass and country, to the work songs, romps and Hollers of the African-American tradition. Performing original and traditional music with soulful abandon, three-part-vocal pyrotechnics, championship fiddle playing, banjo, guitar, mandolin and percussion, this group is tremendously talented. On their way to recording their first CD together and performing at the prestigious Edmonton Folk Festival the day after this show, this is your chance to see this super group at its beginning.
LAURIE LEWIS is two-time winner of the Bluegrass Association of America Vocalist of the Year. Acclaimed musician Sam Bush calls her a great singer, terrific fiddle player, fine songwriter, and one very good band leader.. Laurie performed on both the Grammy-award winning, 1997 IBMA album of the year True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe, and the Grammy-nominated Ralph Stanley & Friends release Clinch Mountain Country.
LINDA TILLERY is a gospel/blues/soul icon. She is a veteran vocalist, percussionist, Grammy nominated producer and cultural historian whose career has spanned 43 years. Her powerful, shimmering alto voice has been showcased in many of the Bay Area's most popular bands and venues, and she has had a profound influence on younger Bay Area singers.
BARBARA HIGBIE is a Grammy-nominated, Bammy award winning composer, pianist singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Barbara has performed on more than 65 albums, including Carlos Santana's 2007 release. She has 11 recordings to her credit as well as contributions to 10 compilations that have sold in the millions. She was a cofounder, with Darol Anger, of the acoustic super group Montreux.
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