Down From The Hills

Bluegrass Band

"Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world" - Bill Monroe

Down From The Hills plays bluegrass music inspired by the likes of Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs & John Hartford. Our music features both instrumental solos & vocal harmonies. Often we add Cajun music to our shows, with Pat on the Cajun button accordion.


 Pat Downing: mandolin, fiddle, melodion, vocals

Bill McWilliams: banjo, guitar, vocals

Dan Hildebrand: guitar, mandolin, fiddle, vocals

Brad Wolbert: upright bass, guitar, vocals

Band History:

Besides appearing at clubs, weddings, parties, & benefits in southern Wisconsin, the band has been featured at East Troy Bluegrass Festival, Sugar Maple Festival, Midsummer in the Northwoods Bluegrass Festival, New Glarus Beer Bacon & Cheese Fest, Farley Center Fall Fest, Mt Horeb Village Festivals, Cave of the Mounds, Tyrol Basin, Seven Acre Dairy, Ziggy's BBQ in Oregon, Come Back In & The High Noon Saloon.

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Patrick Downing, 256 Tyvand Rd. Blanchardville, WI 53516 (608)-527-2472