Hillbillys From Space

Hillbillys From Space

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An interesting rock 'n roll stew. A little bit of every kind of music stirred together to give the audience an eclectic and satisfying experience.

Biography

The Hillbillys From Space have been entertaining Midwest audiences for over 10 years. All of the members are seasoned veterans who have cut their teeth recording and playing live with a number of successfull Chicago bands. While the main focus of the band is their outstanding oringinal material, they also love to rip it up with a variety of some obscure and familiar cover tunes done in their own inimitable style.

Their influences come from all over the map. They love everything from Little Feat to Johnny Cash to Delta Blues to The Beat Farmers and everything in between.

The thing that sets the Hillbillys apart is their ability to blend so many styles and make it work. The focus is on the music. Whatever it takes to get the music across.

Discography

The Hillbillys From Space have released three CDs with number four being worked on now. Here's a quick list.

"Callin' Nashville" featuring "Hello Debbie" which was featured on WXRT's Local Anisthetic.

"Goodbye Cruel Worlds" which featured "Snowin' in Jerusalem" also played on WXRT and featured on WSVN's Christmas CD. "These Old Hands" was used for a commercial spot for "Jade Dragon Tatto Parlor."

"Fortune Cookies" was an EP release which feartured "That Girl" and "Walk 100 Miles", both of which received airplay from WXRT, WCQG, and WSVN radio. "Walk 100 Miles" was chosen as the #1 song (Folk/Country) on GarageBand.com in September 2003.

The new CD, still in production, features the bluesy "Alimony Road" played on WXRT's Local Anisthetic.

Selected samples from all of the Hillbillys From Space CDs are featured on the web site at www.hillbillysfromspace.com.

Set List

The Hillbillys like to mix it up live. Many of their sets feature their original songs as well as covers like "Are You Ready" by Pacific Gas and Electric, "To Love Somebody" by the Bee Gees, "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash, "I Got Loaded" by Los Lobos, "Ain't Livin' Long" by Waylon Jennings, Chuck Berry's "Maybelline" , "Atlantic City" by Bruce Springsteen, and "Green Green Grass of Home" by Tom Jones. These covers are not exactly like the originals as the Hillbillys like to "Hot Rod" them up, just a tad.