Rural Rhythm Records has signed up Bluegrass duo Feller and Hill to their label. Since the formation of Feller and Hill in 2010, Tom Feller and Chris Hill have established themselves as among the top vocal groups in bluegrass winning over D.J.’s and fans. Combining their love for traditional bluegrass and classic country music, their music falls somewhere between Buck Owens and the Osborne Brothers. Hallmarked by tight harmonies and great songs, Feller & Hill have had some of the biggest bluegrass radio hits over the past few years with “Big Blue Roses” and “Government Blues.”
Their first single by Feller and Hill for Rural Rhythm Records will be released in early July and the upcoming album titled “Brothers and Heroes” is scheduled for release this fall.
It is no secret that one of Feller and Hill’s greatest influences is the music of The Boys from Indiana. A nationally touring act, The Boys from Indiana were the absolute kings of bluegrass in the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana area, during the ’70s and ’80s. They were a hit at bluegrass festivals across the country, due to their robust stage presence and original songs. Their influence on Feller and Hill’s music should come as no surprise, as 60% of the classic lineup of “The Boys” (Aubrey Holt, Jerry Holt, Harley Gabbard, Paul Mullins, and Noah Crase) are related to Tom Feller (Aubrey and Jerry Holt are Tom’s uncles, and the late, Harley Gabbard was Tom’s great uncle).
Feller and Hill’s stage show is very reminiscent of the Boys From Indiana, which include that same robust stage presence, their dry brand of humour and a very fast-paced show that proves to be a crowd favourite everywhere they go.
In addition to his family’s musical heritage, Tom has worked with Jerry Williamson and Redwing, The Larry Stephenson Band, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, and Three Fox Drive, during his 30-year career. Chris has worked with The Wildwood Valley Boys, Gerald Evans and Paradise, The Karl Shifflet and Big Country Show, and The James King Band. In 2015, both Tom and Chris have made separate appearances on the Grand Ole Opry filling guest spots with Bobby Osborne and Rocky Top Express.
Feller and Hill will continue using their deep-rooted pedigrees in bluegrass and traditional music to grow their audience and deliver a high-energy show with rich vocals and smooth instrumentation at some of the largest festivals in the country. If you love traditional bluegrass, classic country, and southern bluegrass gospel music, then you’ll love Feller and Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos.