Our little string band thus far consists of two families: the Culbreaths, and the McDs (ab.). The McDs live on a fairly remote homestead in the Sierra foothills near Bangor, California, in a place known by the locals as “Freedom Hill”. In considering a new name for the band, we wanted something that didn’t automatically scream BLUEGRASS so that the kids might perform classical music under the same name. Freedom Hill was a perfect fit.
Freedom Hill’s latest project is the bluegrass song “Rocky Top”. They’re not quite ready to play this one in public, but they’re getting close! “Rocky Top” is a song about a real place in Tennessee, though I haven’t been able to determine whether anyone actually lives there. The Osborne Brothers first recorded the song in 1967.