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The music of Hillcrest was written my Jonathon Zemek and Producer Matt Smith. It was recorded at Lost Oasis Studios in Austin, TX then mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Studios also in Austin, TX. The album features six vocalists that correspond to the characters in the story of Hillcrest. In addition to the featured vocalists, the album tapped into the massive talents of Austin based musicians. Scroll down to see the full album credits.
Malford Milligan is a world class blues/soul singer, based out of Austin, Texas. With his nationally acclaimed band "Storyville," he recorded 3 CDs; 2 with Atlantic Records, and 1 with November Records. He performed on "Austin City Limits" 3 times; twice with "Storyville," and once with Eric Johnson. Malford Milligan has also appeared on the Conan O'Brian show. Malford Milligan has toured with BB King, James Cotton, Edgar Winter, Double Trouble, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and many more. Malford is now fronting "The Malford Milligan Band."
Guy is known today as a musician with gripping, powerful vocals as well as a master of numerous instruments. He started his musical development first with singing, and began playing harmonica at 16. Shortly thereafter he heard a very distinct and overwhelming sound on Kansas City radio that changed his life; it was Robert Johnson. After that, he borrowed a guitar, fell in love and learned to
tune it with his feet from a friend who had lost both his arms in an accident. In college, he lasted a single semester at the University of Kansas, and then he found the music he had been seeking – gritty, organic folk and blues, “from a practical hands-on, gears, joints and joists level.” And he struck out to learn it.
Matt Smith is a New York-raised, Austin-based musician who has over 30 years of experience performing, producing, instructing, writing, and leading clinics. He has released a multitude of well received albums and spends most of his days teaching music lessons and producing records out of Six String Ranch Studio. Matt produced Hillcrest as well as sang, played bass, mandolin and keys.
Andrea (Lewis) Lindzey is a native Texan singer-songwriter, performer, and musician. Her background is primarily in dance and musical theatre; she grew up on the stage, taking on roles like Dolly (Hello, Dolly!), Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes), Kitty (Chicago), and Sally Bowles (Cabaret). She began writing music at 12 and went on to release an album with The Tourist Traps (Burned My Tongue) in 2009 and an EP with Ribbonhead (Hustlin' Bears) in 2013. She has also provided choreography and backing vocal work for soul band T Bird & the Breaks, as well as Arum Rae, with whom Andrea shared the stage to open for Gary Clark, Jr. at the Arneson River Theatre in San Antonio and the Bowery Ballroom in New York City (2013).
Roderick Sanford is an Austin, TX based musical theater genius and vocalist. Roderick's career has included being the frontman of Austin based musical group The Atlantics, as well as performing in a multitude of theater productions, most recently of which have been with the Zach Theater and TexArts Theater. Roderick's unique vocal style has been featured on recordings for Disney as well as local performing bands.
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