ABOUT MOONSHINE HOLLER...
Moonshine Holler, the husband and wife duet of Paula Bradley and Bill Dillof, captures the essence of American roots music: hillbilly blues, ballads and breakdowns, Carter family classics and jug band stompers, with knock-your-socks-off flatfoot dancing to boot. Known for their musical prowess on more instruments than they can juggle (banjo, fiddle, guitar, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica, ukulele, kazoo), Paula and Bill are two performers steeped in old-time traditional music who have performed and taught across the country and abroad.
A multi-instrumentalist, Paula toured the US and Germany on banjo with old-time darlings "Uncle Earl" and teamed up with fiddle powerhouses Bruce Molsky and Brittany Haas (Crooked Still) for a tour of Sweden. Along with Bruce, she was also a member of the trio “Jawbone” featuring banjo innovator Tony Trischka and appears on Tony Trischka’s CD “Territory”, winner of the 2009 Americana Awards. These days she also tickles the ivories and shares lead singing duties in the NE-based honky tonk combo Girl Howdy and fronts her own juke joint swing combo The Twangbusters.
Bill is a founding member of the legendary Canebrake Rattlers, a NYC-based stringband known for their authentic “78 rpm” sound. He has an acclaimed old-time CD “Been on the Job Too Long” recorded with Dave Rice and Joe LaRose as "The Cuyahogians". Between them, Paula and Bill have performed at many festivals including the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Alaska Folk Festival, the Wheatland Music Festival, MN OT and Bluegrass Festival, Bluff Country Gathering, Pinewoods Folk Music Week, Hillbilly Days in Pikeville, KY, and the Hudson Clearwater Revival. Additionally, they are sought-after traditional music teachers and have been staff instructors at Augusta (Elkins, WV) and Swannanoa (Asheville, NC) Old-Time Weeks, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Bluff Country Gathering and the Maryland Banjo Academy.
Moonshine Holler features spine-tingling vocal harmonies, rollicking banjo/fiddle breakdowns, hillbilly blues, jug band stompers and a few ballads (just to slow things down a bit.) Together, as Moonshine Holler, they are SOMETIMES ROWDY, SOMETIMES REVERENT, and ALWAYS A RUCKUS!