The Ebony Hillibillies – a New York subway platform institution since the late 1980s!

Date: September 7, 2011
Venue: 34th St. Hearald Square (NY) MTA station
Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Today I was on my way to meet my wife at 43th Street and 6th Avenue. I was in a hurry because I didn’t want to keep my wife waiting outside in the rain. Just before the exit I heard some music behind me. I just turned around and saw a quartet – The Ebony Hillibillies – of interest looking guys playing a kind of acoustic, folky roots musicInstantly I took out my I phone and shot them for a couple of minutes. In a situation like this I usually would approach the band and ask for a short interview, but…my wife was waiting for me outside in the rain. Whom should I give priority my wife or this band? Of course my wife, right?

When I got back to my laptop I searched for The Ebony Hillibillies in YouTube and found out that this band is quite known in the subway. Check out below video which perfectly can substitute my missing interview.