Billy Hill and the Hillbillies


Billy Hill and the Hillbillies

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies are a musical/variety group at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The group performs a bluegrass country-music-centered show along with classic rock and rap (performed in a country and bluegrass style). They have released some of their music on CDs.

The group had four original members, all using the stage name of Billy Hill, who performed from August 5, 1992 until November 1994. The original members are:
* Kirk Wall (master of ceremonies and sometime-Elvis impersonator), guitar and fiddle
* Mario Hildago, banjo
* Dennis Fetchet, fiddle
* John Marshall (founder), bass

Mario was later replaced before the opening inside the Golden Horseshoe on December 18, 1994 by:
* Evan Marshall, mandolin

Evan Marshall left the band in 2003.

Today, Billy Hill and the Hillbillies perform 7 days a week inside the Golden Horseshoe Saloon as three different teams: [http://www.jansworld.net/golden_horseshoe_pages/gh_billy_hill.htm]

Locations

* Critter Country from 1986 until 1990: The original home of Billy and the Hillbillies.
* Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Saloon from 1992 to the present: The current home of the act.
* Disneyland's Big Thunder Ranch: 1999-2000 while the Golden Horseshoe was occupied by the Woody's Roundup show based on Disney and Pixar's "Toy Story 2".

References

* cite web
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url = http://www.thegreatkirk.com
title = Official Website of Kirk Wall
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accessdate = 2008-06-03

* cite web
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url = http://www.thebillys.net/
title = Official Website of The Billys
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accessdate = 2006-12-17

* cite web
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url = http://www.jansworld.net/golden_horseshoe_pages/gh_billy_hill.htm
title = History of the Golden Horseshoe: Billy Hill & the Hillbillies
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* cite web
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url = http://members.tripod.com/~wb6uce/billyside1
title = Billy Hill fan site
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accessdate = 2006-02-27

* cite web
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url = http://www.jansworld.net/billy_hill/1_billy_hill_main_page.htm
title = Jan's World's Billy Hill Website
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accessdate = 2006-12-17

External links

* [http://www.grateful-dudes.net/dennis_main_page.htm Billy Fiddle ~ Dennis Fetchet's website]
* [http://www.thebillys.net/ Official Webpage of Disneyland's The Billys]
* [http://www.jansworld.net/billy_hill/1_billy_hill_main_page.htm Jan's World's Billy Hill & the Hillbillies Page]
* [http://www.jansworld.net/golden_horseshoe_pages/gh_main_page.htm History of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon: Billy Hill and the Hillbillies]


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