Hill Country Live Presents
Tom Tom Magazine, a publication devoted to female drummers, celebrates its 14th issue with a night of country ladies in front of and behind the kit! Sing sultry and carry a big stick.
30 W. 26th St.
New York, NY, 10010
The Melody Allegra Band with Linda Pitmon on drums
Award-winning fiddler Melody Allegra Berger has been playing violin since the age of five and is classically trained in both violin and voice. She fell in love with bluegrass/old time music around 7 years ago and has been raising a ruckus in the NYC area ever since, branching out into all manner of folk genres. In addition to regularly playing at regional favorites, Melody has gotten to rock out on top of Rockefeller Center and at the renowned Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. The Melody Allegra Band flits about effortlessly between musical genres, bringing home the good music with capricious virtuosity and gritty soulful singing.
We are Your Ex-Girlfriends, an all-girl, all-blonde, country cover band based in New York City. Our sound is a cocktail of vocal harmonies, guitars, fiddle, piano, bass, and drums, and we cover everything from Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton to Big Mama Thornton and Little Big Town, taking clever, sassy turns on familiar favorites. Our sound is high-heeled honky tonk–energetically country, but with plenty of bluegrass, blues, and good ol' rock and roll thrown into the mix.
The band pairs cowboy swagger and outlaw charm with Barbie looks, have played packed shows at Highline Ballroom, Hill Country, Bell House, the Cutting Room, Mercury Lounge, and Rockwood Music Hall, and are also available for private events. We treat every show like a party, and with a variety of special guests bringing mandolins, dobros, harmonicas, and even a pair of spoons, spending an evening with Your Ex-Girlfriends has never been so much fun.
“Your Ex-Girlfriends put a rock ‘n’ roll spin on country music classics....these gals also push audience gender expectations, taking cowboy songs and cranking them to 11.”
— Max Yaeger, Brooklyn Paper
"A seriously butt-kicking, foot-stomping country band, with a name as memorable as they look and sound."
— Gary Field, CareerGear
Karen and the Sorrows with Tami Johnson on drums
Brooklyn alt-country band Karen & the Sorrows play “soaring tributes to lost love and... gentle and charming ballads” (Neville Elder, No Depression). Their debut EP Ocean-Born Mary is a four-part ghost story of “allusive, attractive but distantly menacing songs... Country keeps evolving, and Karen & the Sorrows are taking it to a place it’s never been before, a good and creepy one.” (New York Music Daily) The Sorrows are also hard at work helping to create Brooklyn’s burgeoning queer country scene by co-producing the annual Gay Ole Opry festival and the Queer Country Monthly series at Branded Saloon.