Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Half Hearted

The Hillwilliams

Beth Wood

About The Half Hearted

The Half Hearted

The Half Hearted is Henry Curl and Christopher Hayes, two veterans of the Portland, OR music scene playing acoustic indie/pop/folk.

They rose to local fame in the seminal rock band, Jonah, and now are exploring the limitations and freedom of creating music as an indie duo. Introspective lyrics and emotionally charged contemporary folk-pop blends together with inspired and seldom covered songs by other artists. The Half Hearted combine rich vocal harmonies with acoustic instruments including the ukulele and an electric guitar palette to produce a warm and intimate sound.

About The Hillwilliams

The Hillwilliams

The Hillwilliams are a group of Portland, OR musicians who have come together to celebrate the high lonesome sound and hot picking of traditional Bluegrass.

Brought together initially by admiration for bluegrass masters like Bill Monroe and The Stanley Brothers as well as 1970s bluegrass supergroup Old and in the Way, The Hillwilliams blend three strong vocalists, smoking fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and doghouse bass, into a fun high energy mix, that harkens back to classic bluegrass, while exploring an exciting sound of their own. Whether they are playing the best of the traditional bluegrass repertoire, or playing their own original bluegrass songs, their shows are fun, high energy events that leave audiences asking for more.

The Hillwilliams' first album of original material, "Hill Yeah!", was released in February of 2015.