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The Ebony Hillbillies (Uncredited)

The Ebony Hillbillies

As one of the last black string bands in the U.S., the Ebony Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style that was a key element in the genesis of All American Music-Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Rock and Roll and Country. The band creates an untamed and joyful vibe under the leadership of Henrique Prince (violin, vocals) and Norris Bennett (banjo, mountain dulcimer, guitar, vocals), and includes members William”Salty Bill” Salter (acoustic bass, vocals), Newman Taylor Baker (washboard, percussion, vocals), and Gloria Thomas Gassaway (bones,vocals). Together, its members have maintained their grassroots credibility while inspiring heartstring tugs and toe-taps in fans of all types of music—pop, country, bluegrass, folk, rock, jazz, and beyond, with a musical repertoire that pays homage to the traditional and still looks towards the future.

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The Ebony Hillbillies 8/16/11: The Ebony Hillbillies

The inventive string band inspires heartstring tugs and toe-taps in fans of all types of music—pop, country, bluegrass, folk, rock, jazz, and more—paying homage to the traditional with a mix of tasty originals.

The Ebony Hillbillies

The inventive string band inspires heartstring tugs and toe-taps in fans of all types of music—pop, country, bluegrass, folk, rock, jazz, and more—paying homage to the traditional with a mix of tasty originals.

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