Bluegrass Tommy in NJ on 9/27
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Wed Sep 2 16:34:54 UTC 2015
Thanks to my friend George (NY George, not CT George) for the tip.
THE HILLBENDERS PRESENT:
TOMMY: A BLUEGRASS OPRY
Sunday, September 27, 2015
7:00 p.m., Sharp Theater
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"Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball." Maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who's Tommy. Forty-five years after its original release, this rock classic has now been fully realized as a full-length bluegrass tribute, featuring Springfield, Missouri's acclaimed group - The Hillbenders.
With a perfect mix of virtuoso musicianship on banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass and guitar and rock star vocals, the Hillbenders bring Pete Townsend's original vision to life in a new and exciting way.
Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, the show brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators, who are delighted with the show. The evening will also begin with a set of The Hillbenders' heralded original bluegrass music.
Tickets: $38/35/27; Children under 17: $18
Buy Tickets for The Hillbenders
Ramapo College Berrie Center
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Box Office Phone - 201.684.7844
Full season at www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter
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