A band is more than a collection of musicians who play the same tunes in the same room at roughly the same time; it is an idea, an attitude, and an artistic creation that extends beyond the sum of the pickers on stage. The writing, the voices, and the vibrating Steel and Bronze strings that echo this Appalachian Elektro/Akoustic Jazz may be the pillars but are not the entire pavilion. The Million Dollar Hillbillies are a reoccurring dream that resides in the undercurrent of our existence. On those nights, when the neon lights glow on the wet sidewalks, the folks at the back table sing along, and the girls in the long yellow dresses twirl in 3/4 time, the Hillbilly spirit rears is head and achieves its full realization, if only for a few fleeting hours.
Tom was born of the Copley clan who made their way in the hills of the Tug River Valley since before there was a West in West-by God-Virginia. He enjoys gardening, sedition, and cursing the British and their damn taxes.
Hanks is no less than a Lawrenceburg, Kentucky Colonel of fine raising and mawmaw cooking. His love for home and family is unending; however, he does enjoy spending time away from the Bluegrass State. Let's face it, chicks dig the accent.