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Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry The Hillbenders WHEN: Friday, Feb. 3, at 8PM WHERE: RVCC Theatre, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg TICKETS: $15 & $25
Forty-five years after its initial release, The Who's iconic rock opera Tommy has been transformed by The Hillbenders into a full-length bluegrass tribute-with all of the original record's energy, instrumental showmanship and rock star vocals intact. The dynamic bluegrass quintet, known for its ability to bridge the gap between musical genres and fans, has recreated the legendary album with a banjo, Dobro, mandolin, bass, and guitar. Dubbed the "Bluegrass Opry," The Hillbender's performance brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying homage to its creators. A classic that appeals to music fans of all ages, this show covers the original album from start to finish, and includes audience participation.