Simply put, Hillbilly Herald is the working man's band. At the advise of Guns N' Roses guitarist, Slash...they were formed by Indiana native, Jimmy Herald in 2008. The bands name pays tribute to Jimmy's parents and represents what it means to have a dream and work for a living to support the pursuit of that dream.
Hillbilly Herald's sound is a colorful blend of some of their influences such as Guns N' Roses, early Aerosmith, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bob Seger. Their live show can only be explained as "highly energetic". Audiences are sucked in from the moment the lights go up. Raw guitar riffs, lyrical hooks, thundering bass and hard driving drums are the core of their Blue Collar Rock n' Roll Show. Whether they are headlining or opening, they know their job and they always deliver.
"These guys are great; the literally look like they've been swept off of a dive bar floor and piled into a van, then shoved onstage. Wild, raucous and nasty in all the right ways...keep an eye out for them" - LA WEEKLY
"A blend of Bon Scott and Lemmy, with the persona of an old school punk rocker ready to get right in the audience's face...it was energetic...it brought the vibe of the room up for Slash and crew" - LOUDWIRE