The New Hillbillies

Outlaw Country, Southern Rock and Blues

“The New Hillbillies are a band of brilliant musicians from New Hill, NC with deep roots in country, rock and blues.  Their unique hillbilly-rock sound also branches out into the beyond, twisting and turning its way thru aspects of soul, southern rock, folk and improvisational music.  Elevating and meaningful lyrics intersect with dynamic guitar and an infectious dance groove somewhere between time and space forging a joyful celebration of the soul.”

Our Story

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.


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In the spring of 2015 The New Hillbillies started playing shows in bars around the Apex, North Carolina area. Impressive original tunes were mixed with outstanding adapted cover songs to create an intense show that soon had a local following. Later that year at one of these events they met Jacob Adam Johnston (Lead Guitar), who became a member of the band after sitting in on a couple of songs with the band that very night. Since then, the band has shared its music in a wide variety of venues across the state of North Carolina

Venues Played:

  • The Pour House
  • Deep South
  • Stags Head
  • The Cave
  • Corner Tavern
  • The Train Station
  • Big Daddy's Roadhouse
  • Kick Back Jack's
  • Doherty's
  • Twisted Owl
  • White Oak Grill
  • Local Bar
  • Bones
  • Good Times Cafe
  • Off Kilter
  • Little Bar'n
  • BBQ Brothers RC
  • Chatham Rabbits Clubhouse
  • Many Private Parties


Festivals:

  • Angier Bike Fest
  • Little Creek Vineyard Music Festival


Other Media:

  • Local 99 show featured "Twisted" 2/5/17
  • Local 99 Show Featured "In The Night" 3/5/17
  • Podcast "
    The Daily with Syl Stein" 7/10/17


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