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The Hillbenders are an Americana group that exists somewhere in the boundaries between rock, bluegrass, and country music.

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The HillBenders are a seasoned group of talented bluegrass musicians hailing from all over the country. With interests and influences as far-reaching as their hometowns, the sound they produce is unique and captivating. Drawn together by a mutual desire to write and perform original music, the HillBenders combine the traditions of bluegrass with a diversity of influences creating a sound unlike any you've heard before.

Not only do all five members write and arrange their own music, they all sing incredibly well. Most songs boast 3 and or 4-part harmonies and the lead vocal role is shared among the group. Be prepared to be amazed by some of the best "unknown" voices in Bluegrass music today! The same can be said of the instrumental prowess of the band. Led by the formidable banjo playing of Mark Cassidy, and aggressive style of Chad "Gravy Boat" Graves the intricate instrumental parts in their music leave the crowd in awe. With tight arrangements and solo's as well as commanding vocals and harmonies there is little left to be desired after watching the HillBenders in concert.

The HillBenders came together in late March '08 after the break-up of a former band (The Arkamo Rangers) left three of it's members (Mark Cassidy and Jim & Gary Rea) picking up the pieces and looking for a fresh start.

Only a few short years before Mark Cassidy moved from Huntington Beach, CA to attend South Plains College, a prestigious music school located in west Texas. During some of his time there he lived with current Benders mandolin player, Nolan Lawrence while they both studied and played bluegrass and other acoustic styles of music.

The three remaining members began looking for someone to bring a new and interesting facet to their music and Nolan seemed to be the perfect fit. Mark contacted Nolan, who was residing in Austin, TX at the time, and invited him to join the yet unnamed HillBenders. After meeting each other and collaborating for a short time the group realized that they had something special. Nolan immediately moved to Springfield, MO where the band currently resides, also the hometown of Jim & Gary Rea.

About a year after the HillBenders were formed they received a phone call from their old friend (and former member of the Arkamo Rangers) Chad Graves. A couple of years earlier Chad had left the Arkamo and moved to Nashville, TN where he secured a position touring throughout the U.S. and Europe playing dobro with Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike. The Music City proved to be less satisfying for Chad than he expected and after some time he returned to his home in Polk County, MO. Upon his return he contacted the HillBenders about playing together again for the first time, and the current form of the band was solidified.

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The Hillbenders

The Hillbenders are an Americana group that exists somewhere in the boundaries between rock, bluegrass, and country music.

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The Hillbenders Biography

The HillBenders are a seasoned group of talented bluegrass musicians hailing from all over the country. With interests and influences as far-reaching as their hometowns, the sound they produce is unique and captivating. Drawn together by a mutual desire to write and perform original music, the HillBenders combine the traditions of bluegrass with a diversity of influences creating a sound unlike any you've heard before.

Not only do all five members write and arrange their own music, they all sing incredibly well. Most songs boast 3 and or 4-part harmonies and the lead vocal role is shared among the group. Be prepared to be amazed by some of the best "unknown" voices in Bluegrass music today! The same can be said of the instrumental prowess of the band. Led by the formidable banjo playing of Mark Cassidy, and aggressive style of Chad "Gravy Boat" Graves the intricate instrumental parts in their music leave the crowd in awe. With tight arrangements and solo's as well as commanding vocals and harmonies there is little left to be desired after watching the HillBenders in concert.

The HillBenders came together in late March '08 after the break-up of a former band (The Arkamo Rangers) left three of it's members (Mark Cassidy and Jim & Gary Rea) picking up the pieces and looking for a fresh start.

Only a few short years before Mark Cassidy moved from Huntington Beach, CA to attend South Plains College, a prestigious music school located in west Texas. During some of his time there he lived with current Benders mandolin player, Nolan Lawrence while they both studied and played bluegrass and other acoustic styles of music.

The three remaining members began looking for someone to bring a new and interesting facet to their music and Nolan seemed to be the perfect fit. Mark contacted Nolan, who was residing in Austin, TX at the time, and invited him to join the yet unnamed HillBenders. After meeting each other and collaborating for a short time the group realized that they had something special. Nolan immediately moved to Springfield, MO where the band currently resides, also the hometown of Jim & Gary Rea.

About a year after the HillBenders were formed they received a phone call from their old friend (and former member of the Arkamo Rangers) Chad Graves. A couple of years earlier Chad had left the Arkamo and moved to Nashville, TN where he secured a position touring throughout the U.S. and Europe playing dobro with Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike. The Music City proved to be less satisfying for Chad than he expected and after some time he returned to his home in Polk County, MO. Upon his return he contacted the HillBenders about playing together again for the first time, and the current form of the band was solidified.

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  • The Hillbenders - "Tommy" - A Bluegrass Opry" World premiere ...

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  • How to book The Hillbenders?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like The Hillbenders for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for The Hillbenders, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for The Hillbenders or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book The Hillbenders?

    Booking fees for The Hillbenders, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire The Hillbenders, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for The Hillbenders?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like The Hillbenders for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book The Hillbenders for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent The Hillbenders or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for The Hillbenders or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

The Hillbenders is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book The Hillbenders for your event is available upon request. The Hillbenders generally travels from Springfield, MO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are LANco, Cody Johnson, Maren Morris, Courtney Cole and The Walcotts. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling The Hillbenders for an upcoming event.

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  • The Hillbenders - "Tommy" - A Bluegrass Opry" World premiere ...

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