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Honey House

by Cass & Billy

Swinging pop country rock w/ a touch of jazz in the mix.
Genre: Country: Western Swing
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2. I Think of You
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3. It's You
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4. Going Places I Have Never Been
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5. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
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6. Twilight Over Texas
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7. Mr. Pillowfeather
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8. Simple Place
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9. No Chance of Parole
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10. Peace of Mind
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11. When You Find Love
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12. Let the Good Times Roll On
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About Cass Hunter...
INTERESTS / HOBBIES:
Singing, writing songs, mandolin, guitar, piano, gardening, painting, theater productions, radio commercial voice-overs / jingles / production, & horseback riding.
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ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE:
Album, "Honey House - Cass & Billy" - HillTrax Recording Studio. Nov. '06.

Cass & Billy Trio: Guitar / Mandolin / Upright Bass. Currently booking in and around Houston, TX, San Diego, CA, Nashville, TN, and Birmingham, AL.

Cass & Billy Band: Mandolin, Lead Guitar, Bass, & Drums. Mar., 2000 - present. Nashville venues as "Cass & th' Quarter Dozen": 3rd & Lindsley, JC's Bullseye - 3 yrs., Hall of Fame Lounge, Blenders, LA Lounge & Social Club, Tootsies Orchid Lounge - 2 yrs., Legends Corner, Rippy's, Sophie's Saloon, The Bluegrass Inn, Margo's, Ralph's Sports Bar, Edgehill Studios, etc...) AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, TN, & TX bookings.

Liberty Opry - Liberty, TX: Cass as featured artist & appearing as "Miss Understood" w/comedy on each performance date. Providing costumed tributes to Brenda Lee & Patsy Cline for Legends Show. www.libertyopry.com Jun. '06, Aug. '06, + plans for '07

Destination Nashville - Nashville, TN Corporate Client Events entertainer. Host/participant/organizer of talent for "Hit Songwriters-in-the-Round" Events. Oct., 2005 - present.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center - Nashville, TN
VIP Corporate Client Events entertainer. Providing (singing/speaking) impersonations of Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, and Dolly Parton, original music performed with acoustic instruments, and host/participant/organizer of talent for "Hit Songwriters-in-the-Round" Events. May, 2002 - present.

Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival - Perdido Key, FL/AL line. Every Nov. since 1999. www.fbisf.com

Brian Loftin & the Texas Reflections Band - Houston, TX
www.brianloftinband.com 5-pc. band playing the Texas dancehall circuit/Rodeo events/private parties. Variety of styles including but not limited to Texas Music & Top-40 Country. Feb., '05 - May., '06.

Lone Star Music Revue - Huntsville, TX Family entertainment at the Old Town Theater. Lead vocals, harmonies, occasionally mandolin, composed & performed a comedy skit in each show as "Miss Truly Understood."
Billy: lead guitar. June-Nov. '05

Opening act for Marty Stuart - Cass & Billy as an acoustic duo. Private event - McHenry, IL 7/26/03

Enduring Freedom Concert - 101st Airborne - Fort Campbell, KY 6/11/02 Duet with Colte Bradley & concert finale with George Jones, Barbara Fairchild, The Smiths, and LeRoy Parnell. Broadcasted overseas to troops in addition to 12,000 on-site.

HIGHWAY LEGENDS TRIBUTE SHOW: Portraying Patsy Cline & Dolly Parton during tribute & opening with original material. 40+ performances in TN, AL, FL, OH,& WV. 5/27/00 - 12/31/02.

1st Album,*CASS2000* - Soundmith Recording Studio. Feb., '00.

Filmed Productions:
10/28/01 Backstage Pass
featured AMN Productions
09/07/01 CMT Video Dating Game Pilot
featured-speaking Moore-Higgs Casting
11/08/93 "Pair of 38's" Music Video
dance coordinator BRR Productions

Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree - AM650 - WSM Radio after the Opry. Eight appearances May-June of 1998. Texas Troubadour Theater, Nashville, TN.
Original material performed 4/19/97.

CROWD APPEALING SING-A-LONG SHOWS / "Karaoke with Cass" 1991-1998 Booked and hosted 2500+ shows in the south-eastern states. Highlights:
1993 - Emcee-Nabisco Stage- City Stages Music Festival-Birmingham, AL
1992 - Host of "Birmingham Music Awards"- T.J. Roberts- Birmingham, AL
1992 - Emcee - "Talent Showdown" at the Alabama Theater of Fine Arts
* the following are examples of Nashville - area weekly bookings, each lasting a number of years: Shooters, Levi's & Hanks, Lady Levi's, Bonus Hill, Bikini Beach, Antioch Bar & Grille, Larry's Loading Zone, Greenlands's Pub, Barbara's, Lonnie's Western Room, Gilley's, and Gilley's Nitelife.

National Anthem - Nashville Ice Flyers Hockey Team - Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN in Jan., 1998

"A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline" - Texas Troubadour Theater, Nashville, TN. 1997-1998. "Patsy" understudy with two performances in the 1998 season & full-time stage manager for both seasons, as well as recording and mixing for the Ernest Tubb Celebrity Spotlight Studio.

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees - Local 46. 1996-97

WNQM AM 1300 / WWCR Short Wave Radio - Board Operator, Promotions, and PSA Production. 4/96 - 12/96

Commercials: 1994-1995
Dealer Marketing Shurlock Alarm lead Video 2000
U.S. Tin Water Filter Company lead Video 2000

Gilley's on Music Row and Gilley's Nitelife on Music Valley Drive., Nashville, TN featured artist. April-Sept. 1994
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EDUCATION:
Nashville- February of 1992-2003 & still learning while back & forth from TX-TN
1995-1996 - Draughons Junior College- Nashville, TN - Graduated. Radio Broadcasting; Summa Cum Laude.
1990-1991 - University of Alabama- Birmingham, AL - Business.
1988-1990 - Hewitt Trussville High School- Trussville, AL - Graduated. Academic Honors Diploma, 1990 Professionalism Award, Offered music scholarship to University of Montevallo.
1989 Publication of Who's Who in Music - listed as Cassundra Isom.
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About Billy Hillman... (abridged version)

Billy has been playing guitar since his early teens. He has formulated his unique sound by integrating elements
of country, rock, blues, and swing. With his articulate finger-picking, Billy weaves melody into each song's chordal structure to create a distinct playing style.

Nashville Studio Musician - including Monty & the Pythons "The Real Thing" featured on the Texas Music Chart.
Guitarist for national touring artists including David Ball (8 yrs), Sara Evans, and Steve Holy.
Grand Ole Opry performances - many times
Televised performances on the following television programs: House of Blues, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Austin City Limits, The Statler Brothers Show, Prime Time Country, and Music City Tonight.
Nicknamed by fellow musicians as the "wiz" in his ProTools Studio. Billy produced an album for Texas Artist, Micah Sims, in 2004. A joint project with Cass Hunter, "Cass & Billy - Honey House", released in Nov., 2006.


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North of the Border Magazine

...wonderful collection...highlights the incredible talent this pair brings to t
Review by: Dave Miller, North of the Border Magazine, December 2006
---------------------------------Honey House – HillTone Records---------------------------
Local favorites Cass Hunter & Billy Hillman have been pleasing crowds in this area for some time now, and they finally put their homespun pickin’ and singin’ down for all of us to take home and hear all the time. Vocalist Cass has the soothing voice than can calm nerves, but also soars with the more exciting tunes, while master guitarist (and Mandolin player) Billy Hillman (formerly with Monty & The Pythons of Nashville fame) keeps the pickin’ end of the bargain. Other musicians of note include Geronimo Calderon on drums, Scott Nutter on upright bass, Lee Garner on accordion, Lee Mounger on fiddle, and Claude Wooley on bass. Their well-chosen tunes range from originals to great covers. Billy treats us to his own song, “Simple Place” with a wish to go back to when times were slower and things a lot simpler, and the title cut makes fun of the notion that money buys you happiness, when a home and family and the true pleasures of life are a “baby cuter than a speckled pup” and “food you grew and picked ripe from the vine”. The heart-felt ballad “It’s You” is sure to be a favorite, with its sincere declaration of love, and “Going Places I Have Never Been” also expresses thanks for found love, while the serious ballad “No Chance of Parole” looks at “serving 99-to-life”. Instrumentals like “Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans”, “Peace of Mind” and “Twilight Over Texas” give Billy a chance to show off his amazing guitar-playing skills, especially with the closing cover of Cream’s “White Room”. The pace picks up with original “When You Find Love” and “Let the Good Times Roll On” became one of my favorites at their live shows (thanks for including it, guys!) with some spine-tingling slide guitar and Cass’ soaring vocals giving me goose bumps. This is a wonderful collection of love songs and guitar picking and highlights the incredible talent this pair brings to their music. Do yourself a favor and buy yourself a Christmas present of this CD and enjoy many moments of musical pleasure. They play at several venues up this way, so get out and check them out. Find out more at their web site at www.cass-music.com