Music Mondays: The Thrillbillyz

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Petunia’s Garden by The Thrillbillyz

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Southern rock, the blues and classic rock, you will hear all those influences when front man Kerry Hurley and the Thrillbillyz play their original music. Hurley started The Thrillbillyz in the early 1990s when he was living in Southern California. He envisioned a group that had no musical boundaries. The concept caught on and the band played gig after gig and finally ended up in the recording studio coming away with a four song demos.

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Kerry Hurley front man for The Thrillbillyz

Not long after that recording session, Hurley heard the call of the mountains and returned to his hometown of Roanoke, Virginia. The Star City of the South has no shortage of fine musicians and Hurley reconstituted The Thrillbillyz. That four song demo became the inspiration for the band’s first full length album. That first album “Romp” was released in 1994. It contains a little bit of Hurley’s love of home, for example, “Franklin County Moonshine,” and his obsession with the Blues.

You will hear a lot of blues and southern rock in the Thrillbillyz performance at Hammer & Forge Brewing Company in Boones Mill, Virginia. This “single” Petunia’s Garden , was a part of the stream of that performance.


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