Down from the Hills

Bluegrass Band

Down From The Hills plays bluegrass music inspired by the likes of Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs & John Hartford. Our music features both instrumental solos & vocal harmonies. Recently, we've added Cajun music to our shows, with Pat on the Cajun button accordion.


 Pat Downing: mandolin, fiddle, melodion, vocals

Bill McWilliams: banjo, guitar, vocals

Lee Grady: guitar, harmonica, vocals

Kevin Lague: upright bass, vocals


Besides appearing at clubs, weddings, parties, & benefits in southern Wisconsin, the band has been featured at Olbrich Gardens' Summer Concert Series & Art Fair on the Square in Madison, community festivals in New Glarus, Mt.Horeb & Black Earth, a Bluegrass festival at Folklore Village in Dodgeville, the Medford Backwoods Bash and at the Lake Superior Music Festival.

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Patrick Downing, 256 Tyvand Rd. Blanchardville, WI 53516 (608)-527-2472