JamGrass.net Recommends – The HillBenders


Why You Should Know Them

  • Originated in Springfield, MO in 2008.
  • Winners of the 2009 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and the 2010 Single Microphone Championship.
  • The band cites Newgrass Revival, The Grateful Dead, Sam Bush and Gram Parsons as influencers, aiming to incorporate elements of bluegrass, rock, jazz and funk into their music.


  • High energy live performances.
  • Vocal contributions from the entire group.
  • Instrumental prowess, with Mark Cassidy (banjo) and Chad Graves (dobro) receiving significant recognition.

Associated Acts

  • Mark Cassidy – Banjo
  • Gary Rea – Bass
  • Jim Rea – Guitar
  • Nolan Lawrence – Mandolin
  • Chad “Gravy Boat” Graves – Dobro

Essential Links

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