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Hillside Album Hour #10 Approaches!

April 05, 2017

Can't believe it will soon be 10 years since we began the Hillside Album Hour at MerleFest. We had no idea that our playful but passionate take on Led Zeppelin II would evolve into such a joyful and festive annual event. It's been a rich creative endeavor and adventure for us and we want to say thanks to all of the guest artists over the years who have helped make it so and to all of you who have come out to share those special days at Hillside with us.

For our 10th Album Hour, we've decided to finally cover the classic album . . . oh wait . . . it's supposed to be a secret. Speaking of which, we invite you to head on over to our Facebook page to try to decipher our impossibly challenging array of clues. Trust us, they're harder and more obscure this year than ever before, simply because you've all gotten so good at figuring things out.

That said, give it your best shot at our 2017 Hillside Album Hour Guess-A-Thon!

Hope to see you at Hillside on Saturday, April 29th for our 10th Album Hour and MerleFest's 30th Anniversary!

Back In The U.S.A.: 2015 Hillside Album Hour Available Now!

June 07, 2016

For any of you who were not at MerleFest this year or didn't get a chance to pick up a copy of Back In The U.S.A., The Waybacks' resonant take on Bruce Springsteen's landmark album, we have breaking news.

Featuring our pals Joan Osborne, Sam Bush, Jason Crosby, Jens Kruger, Jim Lauderdale, and Tony Williamson, this stellar performance is now available for sale over at Waybacks Mercantile. A memorable afternoon worth repeating or hearing for the first time. Head on over and pick one up!

Back In The U.S.A.

No Depression Reviews 2015 Hillside Album Hour

April 30, 2015

Hey Waybacks Fans & Friends

Check out No Depression's review of last week's Hillside Album Hour performance of Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA, featuring our pals Joan Osborne, Jim Lauderdale, Sam Bush, Jens Kruger, and Tony Williamson.

Born In The USA: The Waybacks' Hillside Album Hour, MerleFest, April 25, 2015

Deja View Now Available!

April 29, 2015

The Waybacks, along with special guests the T Sisters, Jim Lauderdale, Celia Woodsmith, Jens Kruger, Christian Sedelmyer, and Ben Morrison, time travel to 1970 for an inspired Hillside Album afternoon interpretation of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's classic, Deja Vu. Playing off the literal definition of "something already seen," the band weaves passages from all previous six Album Hours throughout this resonant performance. Deja View's cover reflects something else already seen, reflected though the lens of a performer's sunglasses a hillside filled with enthusiastic fans that continues to make the experience a joyful and meaningful adventure for all. Grab a copy and experience your own deja vu!

Click below to head on over to The Waybacks' Mercantile & Boutique to procure a copy and experience your own deja vu or two!

Deja View

No Depression Previews Hillside Album Hour

April 25, 2015

Check out No Depression's interview with James Nash and teaser for this year's Hillside Album Hour at Merlefest

No Depression