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International veterans of stage, screen and television, Bob Perilla’s Big Hillbilly Bluegrass performance highlights include a screen appearance in Chris Rock’s “Head of State,” a live television gig with Earl Scruggs, multiple Kennedy Center concerts and a residence at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. At the request of the U.S. Department of State, Big Hillbilly Bluegrass has toured Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the Dominican Republic over the past several years, thus crowning Big Hillbilly Bluegrass as America’s defacto Bluegrass Ambassadors. Their recordings have achieved widespread critical acclaim. Look for them again in the Ruth Oxenberg-Rob Schumer bluegrass documentary film “Bluegrass Journey,” which is available nationwide.
Big Hillbilly Bluegrass has been entertaining music fans for over 12 years on three continents. The ensemble boasts over 100 years of combined musical experience. An exciting blend of hard-driving bluegrass along with country, folk and original material will please even the most discriminating listeners and make easy converts of those unfamiliar with bluegrass music, one of America’s unque art forms. The band can be heard in their home venue at Madam’s Organ in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC, every Wednesday. There are also numerous festival and dates that help complete Big Hillbilly Bluegrass’s busy schedule.