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The Hillbenders

Present The Who's Tommy A Bluegrass Opry

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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$22, $16


What happens when an award-winning bluegrass band reworks The Who's classic rock opera Tommy? Come to the MSU Riley Center and find out. The HillBenders, a quintet from Springfield, Missouri, won the 2009 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition among other championships, but they have always included rock and country songs in their repertoire. So when record producer Louis Jay Meyers suggested an acoustic version of Tommy, they dove into the project with infectious enthusiasm as well as their usual impressive musicianship. Rolling Stone magazine declared the recording one of "30 great country albums of 2015 you probably didn't hear." The HillBenders take their music seriously, but not themselves, so the live show is even more fun.

For Fans of:

The Who, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Trampled by Turtles



MSU Riley Center

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