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TUESDAY JUNE 16 7:30 PM AT THE HANGAR 675 RIVER ST TROY

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▶ Pinball Wizard-The HillBenders record The Who’s ‘Tommy’ in it’s entirety – YouTube

You haven’t heard “Acid Queen” until you’ve seen it sung by a bearded man with a mandolin. Covering the Who’s Tommy in its entirety as a “bluegrass opry” for an enthusiastic rain-soaked crowd in the backyard of Threadgill’s on Saturday was a genius move (and a much better idea than having Ken Russell direct 1975’s Tommy movie). They faithfully replicated the songs, even giving short synopses of the plot at key points, but embellished them with banjo, mandolin and dobro to give the music an extra moonshine kick. The HillBenders, a talented five-piece band from Missouri, proved to be the perfect group to execute this “Whograss” concept

 

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