EH U................DID YOU KNOW...???
-Tony Thomas, Black Banjo Association
"They provide NYC's sound track...it's a fact of life..."
-Paul Lieberman, LA Times
“The Real Y’Alternative!!!”
-Kandia Crazy Horse, Creative Loafing
"....like landing in the saloon of some dusty, one sheriff midwestern town..."
- The New York Amsterdam News
"...the music was good and sweet...and stuck in my mind"
“What a wonderful connection to all our humanity!”
-The New York Times
”…if you often take the shuttle from Central
Park, you’ve probably stopped to listen to an
African-American string band called the
Ebony Hillbillies, and wished you didn’t have
to go to work!”
-The New Yorker Magazine
“They get double takes, if not full pauses
when they play!”
-The Wall Street Journal
“I wanted to join in but its hard to dance and
take notes at the same time!”
-Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
“...They sound as cool as their name!”
-The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA
"They recreate the music you would have
heard if you could time travel to a country
dance in Mississippi around 1903."
-Mick Gold, BBC/UK
"Joyous, athletic, ancient, modern, and eternal, the Ebony Hillbillies don’t just tell an important story about our country and keep an essential part of our musical heritage alive, but they entertain, magically, majestically, gracefully, and energetically. A pile of passionate, high-end musicians who apply their skill to filling this old tradition with beautiful new life,
it’s likely you won’t see a more engaging, entertaining, and purely joyful band all year."
-Tim Sommer, Sag Harbor Online
A Few EH Places Performed, Clients, etc…
"The Ebony Hillbillies made love to us with old school, down home dancin' music. People were up and out of their seats. From
corner to corner you could see waltzes, jitterbugs, and maybe even a little running man if you looked real hard. These guys came
straight from playing in the New York subways to our delicate green city. One of the songs they so eloquently described as "a
song written by a French soldier walking backward." They were incredibly brilliant, and incredibly adorable.”
–E. Jasmin, Wintergrass
Carnegie Hall (NYC, NY) Lincoln Center (NYC, NY) New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (New Orleans, LA)Kennedy Center/Smithsonian Folk Festival (Wash, D.C.) BBC Series-History Of the Blues In America (BBC/UK)Good Morning New York (ABC-TV Morning Show-NYC, NY) New York Today NY (NBC-TV Morning Show- NYC, NY)CBS Morning Show (NYC) Martha Stewart Show (NYC) HBO - TV (NYC) Emeril Lagasse TV Show (NYC) Woodsongs Music Hour (KY) Vancouver Folk Festival (CANADA) Old Medicine Radio Show (USA) The B.B. King Museum(Indianola, MS) Memphis Folk Society (TN), The Folk Alliance (USA) Black Banjo Gathering (USA) Louis Bluie Fest - Tribute To Howard Armstrong (TN) International Bluegrass Music Association (Nashville, TN) Wintergrass Festival(Tacoma, WA) Charlotte Folk Society (NC) Spoleto Festival (SC) Joe’s Pub (NYC, NY) Ford Foundation (NYC) Google(NYC) Schoenberg Library (Harlem, NY) Appalachian State University (Boone, NC) Jefferson Foundation(Monticello) Calgary Folk Festival (CANADA) Florida State Fiddler’s Association (Gainesville, FL) Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (San Francisco) High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival (CO) Tosco Music Party (NC)Symphony Space (NYC. NY) Bulgaria State Dept.Tour (EU) Webster Hall (NYC, NY) Whitney Museum (NYC, NY)American Folk Museum (NYC,NY) Museum of the City of New York Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Brooklyn, NY)Winnipeg Folk Festival (CANADA) Puffin Foundation (Teaneck, NJ) The Band’s late great Levon Helm’s NewYear’sEve Ramble (NY), numerous Int’l Festivals and Stages around the world.etc…i.e. State Dept.Tours in Bulgaria…ever striving to take this prestigious musical history message everywhere…