Hickory Hill Heritage Bluegrass

Location: R.A. Fountain

From the October 24, 2006 FAD:

Hickory Hill Heritage is fronted by Donna Spivey, who plays guitar and sings lead and harmony vocals. She currently is performing on her third Martin guitar, this one a D-40 given to her recently as a birthday present.

Spivey grew up in a musical family in Chadbourn, where she still lives. Though she did not know him, her great-grandfather, Devon Ludlum, played banjo; her father inherited his love of music and played guitar and mandolin. “Daddy played a Gibson Hummingbird, and he told me if I’d learn to play rhythm he’d buy me a Martin”–a 1964 D-18, which she also still owns.

Also in the band, which was formed in 2004, are Etheridge Hewitt, of Southport, who plays mandolin; Bob Stanley, of Boiling Springs, who plays bass and guitar and sings lead and harmony; Clyde Prevatte, of Rowland, who plays Dobro; and J.K. Godbold, of Roseboro, who plays banjo. 

Hickory Hill play a mix of classic bluegrass and bluegrass gospel. Their 2005 CD Together was produced by Mike Rose at his Audio Farm Recording Studio in Goldsboro. 

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, tradtional bluegrass