Formed in the tradition of such legendary duos Flatt and Scruggs and the Osborne Brothers, Tom Feller and Chris Hill are also heavily influenced by classic country greats Buck Owens and Ray Price. Feller's solid, expressive lead vocals blend seamlessly with Hill's razor-sharp tenor vocals, culminating in an exciting new duo, Feller and Hill.
In August of 2010, Tom and Chris went into the studio to record a demo CD. They soon found that their respective tones easily merged to create those magical hair-raising harmony moments. Tom had a hunch that the sound of he and Chris passing lead vocals back and forth, while alternating harmonies, would turn a few heads. It did just that! Engineer and veteran musician Steve Thomas had this to say: "When Tom Feller and Chris Hill stepped up to the mic to sing, I was knocked out by their chemistry. They've got power and soul. I've worked with a few good singers." Tom and Chris soon received word from bluegrass radio host Cindy Baucom that a cut from their demo CD would be featured on her nationally syndicated weekly radio program, "Knee Deep in Bluegrass." The CD has received praise and recognition from other industry greats, including Rhonda Vincent, Dudley Connell, Larry Stephenson, Larry Cordle, and many others. In early September, 2012, Tom and Chris received word that a single from their demo release "Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar" had reached number 9 on the Bluegrass Today weekly charts. This accomplishment looks to be a sign of more good things to come, considering the single was only released for digital download via Airplay Direct. Such momentum can be attributed to the hard work and dedication these two young veterans are bringing to the table - and soon, the stage!
The duo has joined with the Graham Talent Group and is now accepting bookings for 2013 to promote their new CD, "Feller and Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos", which will debut February 4th, 2013. The CD will feature a wide variety of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music, as well as some classic country remakes and even a few southern gospel flavored tunes. It will be available at via this website, as well as Amazon, Itunes, and for DJ download at Airplay Direct.