The Tennessee Hillbuddies

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm $15.00
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Tennessee Hillbuddies

The Tennessee Hillbuddies hold an esteemed place in the annals of American music as pioneers of country and folk. Comprising Henry Barnes, Ali Kafka, Conner Vlietstra, and Henry’s cousin Trevor Holder, this groundbreaking quartet left an indelible mark on the world of traditional music. Their harmonious vocals, harmolodic interplay, and cutting social commentary continue to resonate with audiences to this day.

Henry Barnes, with his deep appreciation for the songs of the Appalachian region, embarked on a musical journey to preserve the folk traditions that were rapidly disappearing. He traversed the mountains, collecting and cataloging a vast repertoire of timeless fiddle tunes and folk songs. Henry’s dedication to preserving these musical treasures laid the foundation for the Hillbuddies‘ enduring legacy.
Conner and Trevor’s angelic voices and emotive singing captivate listeners, infusing each lyric with an unparalleled depth of feeling. Their heartfelt interpretations bring the songs to life, touching the hearts of countless fans. Conner’s unwavering commitment to preserving the traditional music of his homeland established him as one of the most influential vocalists of his time.
Ali Kafka’s guitar playing embodies the spirit and style reminiscent of the legendary guitar work found in pre-war blues and string band music. Her guitar playing exudes a heartfelt simplicity, creating a rhythmic tapestry that carries the essence of quality and ingenuity. Ali’s skillful execution and nuanced touch pay homage to the past’s legacy while infusing her artistic sensibilities, transporting listeners to a bygone era where the guitar was not just an instrument but a vessel for storytelling and emotional connection.
The Tennessee Hillbuddies‘ contributions to American music have earned them numerous accolades and recognition, including countless ribbons, trophies, and government grants. Their impact on the development of country and folk music cannot be overstated, as their recordings and performances serve as a timeless reminder of the beauty and emotional depth that can be found in traditional music.

Ticket Prices:  $15 in advance | $18 at the door | $5 Youth

Sponsor:  Mullins Real Estate & Auction



Online ticket sales open on Saturday, February 03, 2024, at 8:00 a.m.

If you have questions or want more information, please contact our box office at 423-727-7444.


July 27
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Heritage Hall Theatre
211 N. Church St.
Mountain City, TN 37683 United States
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