A Band is Born
In the fall of 2014, Jeff Womble (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Cameron Johnson (Bass Guitar, Vocals) and two additional original members set out to start a new music venture. Their new band called “The New Hillbillies” was envisioned as a modern bluegrass band with all the usual suspects but it soon became clear that this would be so much more. As the new year approached, lineup changes and a new sense of direction caused these two cousins to realized that the band was in need of a dynamic drummer who could take them to the next level. An opportunity soon presented itself when (drummer) Ian Bartschenfeld stumbled upon their jam session one winters day in downtown New Hill. After that chance encounter, they started playing together and as things developed, the music started to morph and change into the southern rockabilly blues sound that it is today.