The Hillbenders perform Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry
Sponsored by Kennebec Equipment and Rental, Co-Sponsored by Shankman & Associates
March 19, 2017 | 7:30pm
$22 adv | $25 door
“Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball” may not be your standard bluegrass lyric, but it is a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who’s Tommy. The HillBenders are one of the few bluegrass groups that recognize their ability to bridge the gap between popular music and bluegrass, selecting material that defies any hillbilly stigmas. With their widely varied influences, they create bluegrass songs that unify. Forty-Five years after its original release, The Who’s Tommy—a classic of classic rock—has now been fully realized as a full-length bluegrass tribute featuring The HillBenders.