The Mystery Hillbillies play a wide range of types of shows, each with it’s own unique grouping of songs that draw from different parts of our range of style. At Prissy Polly’s BBQ, for example, we pull out the classic country, and sprinkle in a bit of Elvis and Brenda Lee. On the other hand, when we play a dance club or neighborhood bar, like the Blue Note Grill (Durham) or the Kraken (Chapel Hill), we will rock the place with a range from Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris to Chuck Berry, Wanda Jackson or Delbert McClinton. For swing dances, we delve more into the western swing and boogie, and pull in some more blues shuffles- and of course, a good dose of rockabilly. If you are interested in having us for a private party, wedding, house concert or barn dance, we can tailor a show just for you.
Here are some examples of posts for some gigs by venue/event. Feel free to cut paste from them or just use as is. If you need something that you don’t see here, by all means, drop us a note and we will whip something up for you. We can recommend pairings with youtube videos from our live shows, or write something specific for a particular show. You can also refer to the fan and press quotes. For a general description of the band, you will find one on our Welcome page.
Four Oaks Festival, Mocksville-
Michelle Belanger fronts the Mystery Hillbillies, applying her powerful voice and dance inspiring guitar skills to a selection of tunes that sit at the intersection of rockabilly and 50s r&b, classic country, hillbilly boogie and swing. She combines familiar and classic tunes from Patsy, Hank, Emmylou and Chuck Berry with surprises from Brenda Lee, Webb Pierce, Jerry Reed and Little Richard – stuff you don’t hear anywhere else.
Classic country, western swing, rockabilly, and boogie. Hank, Patsy, Elvis, Emmylou, Jerry Reed, Marty Stuart.
Tonight! Rockabilly, country blues, swing and boogie for your dancing, listening and rollicking pleasure, just a few miles west of Carrboro. The Kracken is always fun. Come meet the Mayor of Dotson’s Crossroads.
Prissy Polly’s BBQ-
Put some south in your mouth, and ears. I Walk The Line, San Antonio Rose, King of The Road, Funny How Time Slips Away. We break out the classic country for our Prissy Polly’s shows. Down home cookin’ and music.
Green Heron Alehouse
Join the Mystery Hillbillies this Saturday for some classic country, rockabilly and boogie music at the Green Heron Club next to Hanging Rock Park in Danbury. Patsy Cline, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Little Richard. Micro brew beers, local wine, hard cider byo food or order from a nearby restaurant that delivers to the club. Starts at 8.
The Blue Note Grill-
John Worthington, Calvin Johnson and Michelle Belanger will be rockin’ The Blue Note Grill this Thursday with our special sauce of country, rockabilly, boogie, r&b and swing for your weeknight dancin pleasure. Working people’s hours (7-9). Let our friends cook and clean up while you get enough exercise and fun to sail through your Friday.
The Mystery Hillbillies will bring some western swing, rockabilly, boogie and blues for your dancing pleasure. Big Joe Turner, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Ella Mae Morse, Bill Haley and the Comets, Brenda Lee, Elvis.
Milner Brothers restaurant-
Come on out for some rockabilly, r&b, boogie and rockin’ country music with the Mystery Hillbillies. Tonight! Dancing encouraged.