Forty-five years after its initial release, The Who’s rock opera “Tommy” has been transformed by The HillBenders into a full-length bluegrass tribute with all of the original record’s energy, instrumental showmanship and rock star vocals intact.
The <a href=”http://hillbenders.com/”>HillBenders</a>’ “Tommy, a Bluegrass Opry” will be performed at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan for one night only on Tuesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the <a href=”http://cachearts.org/shows/seasontickets/”>CacheArts Presents National Touring Season</a>. Marketing Director Jenn Waterhouse said the band will also play a set of their incredible progressive bluegrass music.
“In 2015, they worked with the cofounder of the South by Southwest Music Festival to create the ‘Bluegrass Opry’ where they’ve taken The Who’s ‘Tommy’ in its entirety, of course, they performed it with a full rock band and a full orchestra, and they have transposed it into bluegrass music, but not just any bluegrass music. It has this incredible sort of rock spin. It has some country influences into it, but one of my favorite sort of reports on it was from ‘Rolling Stone.’”
Waterhouse said there are still tickets available that may be purchased online, at the CacheArts Ticket Office (43 S. Main) or by calling 435-752-0026.