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Hillbilly Hippies Exclusive interview


Where are you from and could you tell us a little bit of your upbringing?

Our band grew up in different parts of the country : Ohio ( Michael O'Brien), Virginia (Jackie O’Brien), New York(Christy Calabro)

What genre of music do you make and when did you first decide to be a musician?

Rock n Roll! We all decided as teenagers that music was our passion.

Who are some of the notable artists and people that influenced your career thus far?

Elvis, The Beatles ,Van Halen, Kings of Leon, Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart

Could you tell us about your latest project?

Our single “Didn’t Say Goodbye”  is the latest. This is a song Jackie wrote. Michael sings lead and did all the drums & percussion. Christy plays multiple guitar tracks including the bass, sang background vocals with Jackie and was the producer of the song as well. It’s doing great on all platforms!  

What should we expect from you in the near future?

We will soon be  releasing our LP

Could you give us some advice that you can offer to someone who is just getting started in making music?

Do what’s in your heart, play what you feel. Try to have fun…don’t get too serious. Laugh a lot.

Are there any important achievements you have gained since beginning to do music?

Christy did world tours with Bret Michaels and played on 5 of his solo albums. Michael & Jackie had a record deal Warner Brothers France                                                                                                                 

Besides music, what are some of the things that you are into?


Are you currently on tour or planning to be?

Currently putting a new show together.

Any last remarks? Stream our single  ffm.to/didntsaygoodbye Thanks you rock!


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