Foot of the Hill

Foot of the Hill


Foot of the Hill is a fresh, specialized blend of roots music. We take bluegrass, old-time, country blues, jug-band, and rock and roll, mash them together, and serve it all on a heaping platter of boisterous, raucous energy seasoned with just the right amount of twang and attitude.


We combine a high-energy performance with the tonal clarity of American acoustic music to produce original songs appealing to any listening audience. The distinctiveness of our music originates from the diverse background of each individual member.
Clay 'Red rooster' Wisner, lead vocalist and guitar, was born in Mt. Hebron, AL. He got his start in the music business playing organ in a rock band, but gravitated toward old-time music as it coincided with his collegiate studies and upbringing. He likes every type of music.
Al 'Boogie' Babcock, upright bassist and the newest addition to the band, comes from Albertville, AL. Boogie's musical tastes lie mainly in rock and roll. Some of his influences include Little Feat, The Band, and The Rolling Stones.
David 'Ace' Nelson, vocalist and banjo, was born in Gadsden, AL. His tastes and influences include Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, John Hartford, and Van Morrison.
Brandon Balenger, vocalist and mandolin, was also born in Gadsden, AL. His musical influences lie mainly in Bluegrass music, new or old styles.


Foot of the Hill, self-titled, self released.

Set List

We currently play about 75% originals and 25% covers in a typical 3 hour set. Some of our artist we cover include: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Band, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Old and in the Way, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Velvet Underground, The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, Bill Monroe, Del McCoury, and many others.