Hailing from Charlottesville, indie-rock sentries The Hill and Wood have been one of Virginia’s most critically adored new-fangled bands for over two years. Led by Boston native Sam Bush, the band has shifted from their folk-pop roots and integrated themselves into a multifaceted and stratified sound comparable at times to the chamber-pop melodies of Belle & Sebastian, at other times the symphonic, orchestral swells of Bishop Allen and Wilco. The music’s firm foundation is Bush’s songwriting, deftly communicating the anxieties of expectation and the malaise of the modern identity, all the while uncovering rare and unexpected moments of relief.
Launching their first and highly anticipated full-length, self-titled album in November, The Hill and Wood is now touring the country. Having taken their time to do it right, their sound has grown professional without losing its sincerity, and they bear out a promising sign for what’s to come.
Excited to play the New City Arts fundraiser dinner at The Graduate tonight. So fancy! Also, Lynchstock tomorrow! @newcityartsinitiative @graduatecharlottesville
We'll be at Lynchstock Music Festival this weekend with friends Susto and Upstate Rubdown! Plus Dawes and Matthew Logan Vasquez, y'all, you really should come.
Honored to be joining Abe Wilson onstage for a song as he opens for Robert Earl Keen at The Jefferson Theater tonight.
Tobias Jesso Jr., Devon Sproule, The Nutcracker, Wilco and The Great Unknown - Sam's Top Five Desert Island Album Picks. What are yours??
The Hill and Wood's Sam Bush shared his essential listening with us!
Check out the 5 albums he'd want with him on a desert island and submit your picks! We'll count down your favorites on Saturday, March 25th and Sunday, March 26th.
Delighted to be playing Lynchstock Music Festival (April 22) with friends Susto and Upstate Rubdown, plus Dawes yo. Come!
Sunday night was downright magical. Thanks to Common House for having us for their inaugural Bridge Room Session. 📷@andreahubbell @chcville
Heartfelt congrats to our friends, Lowland Hum, on the release of their amazing new album, Thin. Check it out today! Cville folks, come to their release show at The Southern next Friday.
What a night! Thanks to everyone for coming to the Album Release Show. Packed room, rowdy crowd, all-star band. Feels like a dream! Thanks for the photo, Terri Long!