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 Cave of the Mounds, Capital Brewery, Schumacher Farm Bluegrass Festival, Roxbury Tavern, Art Fair on the Square, Dean House, UW Memorial Union Terrace, & The Hi Noon Saloon .

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