A Peoria Artist Collective featuring members of The Alison Hana Band, Wes Duffy Trio, and Hollow Down!
About Alison Hanna:
Alison Hanna captivates audiences with heartfelt lyrics woven into soulful arrangements that are raw and relatable. She began songwriting in her early adolescence, composing songs about her brothers, her friends and her feelings, quickly realizing it was something she was put on this earth to do. Alison now performs music locally, where she is becoming known for her powerhouse voice and her unique writing skills. Backing her up will be local legends Bob Kelly, Jake Schultz, and Roy Ponce. Bringing a sound that is a force to be reckoned with, and a night that you don’t want to miss.
Wes Duffy Trio
About Wes Duffy Trio:
Wes Duffy Trio is a high-energy new grass group based out of Peoria, Illinois. The group formed when Wes Duffy invited Tim Brickner and Daniel Watkins to accompany him for a performance on WTVP’s State & Water, a series of live broadcasts that feature the area’s finest musicians. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response from the audience, they have been performing in Central Illinois and beyond ever since. Drawing from various musical influences both within and outside the world of bluegrass, this talented trio utilizes mandolin, bass, and guitar to create original songs, unique arrangements of bluegrass staples, and quirky takes on rock classics. Their swift flatpicking and personal songwriting experiences – from tales of love to moonshine – provide an exhilarating, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’ good time!
About Hollow Down:
Hollow Down is a genre-fluid enigma. They’ve been described “as if Tom Waits took acid and tried to play bluegrass with a punk rock band”; throw in some Spaghetti Western flavor and a lot of heavy rhythm, and you’re getting close. The band formed in 2013 in Arcata, CA to explore a different take on blues, folk and good ol’ greasy garage rock, and have evolved into a juggernaut of haunting rhythms, darkly relatable lyrics and musical twists. Nationally recognized poet Wil Gibson joins for frequent collaborations, giving this rock band another level of emotional intensity and honesty while remaining extremely fun and danceable.