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Hillside Album Hour Livestream on Facebook - April 25th!

April 24, 2020

Join us on Facebook for a livestream of our entire 2019 Hillside Album Hour performance at Merlefest on Saturday, April 25th at 11:30 AM Pacific / 2:30 PM Eastern. We covered the classic Led Zeppelin IV and then some with help from our good pals Sarah Dugas, Sam Bush, Jens Kruger, Tony Williamson, and Red Young. It's a thrill ride you won't want to miss!

Find the livestream here: Hillside Album Hour Livestream

Stairway To Hillside: 2019 Hillside Album Hour CD Release!

April 24, 2020

Travel back to a sunny spring afternoon on MerleFest's Hillside Stage, as The Waybacks & Friends pay homage to the rock classic, Led Zeppelin IV.

Every note of our musical adventure through that dazzling landscape, along with several captivating scenic detours along the way, has been captured in Hi-Fidelity Stereophonic Ecstasy-Inducing Sound for your listening pleasure. Add the soaring vocals of our pal Sarah Dugas and the picking prowess of friends Sam Bush, Jens Kruger, Tony Williamson, and Red Young, and it's a trip well worth taking.

Led Zeppelin with banjos, mandos, and fiddles?! What's not to like? There's even some pretty wicked guitar playing. Go figure.

Click here to get your copy: Stairway To Hillside.

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