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Hillbenders

The HillBenders present The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry

Hillbenders

Main Stage, Tickets $35

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“Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball.”  Maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who’s Tommy. Forty-five years after its original release, this classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full-length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy, while paying total respect to its creators. The live performance is a full 75-minute show covering the original album from start to finish with audience participation.

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Sierra Hull

Main Stage, Tickets $25

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Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Her album Weighted Mind is a landmark achievement, not just in Hull’s career, but in the world of folk-pop, bluegrass, and acoustic music overall. With instrumentation comprised largely of mandolin, bass, and vocals, this is genre-transcending music at its best. Hull speaks eloquently, in her challenging and sensitive originals, her heartfelt vocals, and once again breaks new ground on the mandolin. The country and bluegrass album earned Hull a 2016 Grammy Award® nomination for “Best Folk Album.”

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Church Sisters

The Church Sisters

Church Sisters

Main Stage, Tickets $20

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Originally from the coal mining district of Dickinson County, VA and then Danville, VA, The Church Sisters‘ mesmerizing music chronicles their childhood with a haunting sound and blue-grass twist. Their roots extend through Bluegrass and Gospel, performing alongside legendary acts from a young age. The duo is featured on Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited, which was co-produced by Grammy® Award-winner and mentor, Carl Jackson. The Church Sisters delivered with “Where We’ll Never Grow Old,” one of the tracks on the two-disc project that also features legendary artists Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton. They recently released a moving cover of Lukas Graham’s megahit “7 Years.” The song continues to see airplay at SiriusXM and comes to life in the girls’ first music video. For latest updates, visit TheChurchSisters.com and follow them on on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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