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Local Limelight: Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk (Columbus Dispatch)

by Aaron Beck
The Columbus Dispatch, Weekender (page 11)
Thursday, February 28th, 2008.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Mandy Dye, the electric-bass player in the Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk:

Q. What kind of music do you play?
A. The name says it all: We play cowboy, hillbilly, hippie and folk music. Our cowboy genre includes covers of Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, etc. The hillbilly side of it is mostly traditional bluegrass numbers. Our hippie-psychedelic side includes some Grateful Dead as well as some trippy originals like "My Messiah." The folk genre is broad, spanning Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan. We also have a large repertoire of originals which fall into all of those categories. In fact, the new album consists only of originals.
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A Weekend at Byrne's That Wasn't For Stiffs

CHHF played an energized, countrified set without blowing any tubes or breaking up the conversation. The music was an entertaining compliment to the evening rather than the overwhelming centerpiece of it - an unexpected boon that even a table full of musician and regular concert-goers appreciated...
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CHHF Audio Interview

Recently, Paul Painter and Mandy Dye of the Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk were interviewed on behalf of the band. To hear that interview (with live songs performances), visit this link: . We're currently working on getting that PodCast uploaded directly to our MySpace, but in the meantime - take a listen and leave us some comments. We had a great time discussing the band, and look forward to hearing your thoughts. Thanks again for the continued support!

The Other Paper - "The Five Best Bands"

by Chad Painter

"The Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk band. The best band at Comfest also had the dumbest name.

It's hard to tell what you're going to hear from something called the Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk band, but you'd bet good money it's going to be bad.

You'd lose. The 10-piece group - four guitars, bass, drums, banjo, harmonica, fiddle, and spoons - played some of the most rousing bluegrass this side of Nashville. The best of the bunch was the bassist, whose stunning voice was on full display on a song about how she disappointed her mother by not becoming a preacher's wife."

This is only the section of the article regarding the CHHF, to read the whole article and to see the accompanying picture of the Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk, check out page 17 of the 6/28/07 issue of The Other Paper.


I don't know what Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folks is, but it sounds pretty damn good to me!