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Latest Album Driving the Blue

"Hickory Project... offers dazzling new acoustic music flavored with a twist of sassy bluegrass." -Bluegrass Unlimited


"Hickory Project is on the forefront of the contemporary bluegrass movement. " -Bluegrass Unlimited


"This band makes astronomically fast look boring and mundane. Unfortunately, they've spoiled a lot of bluegrass for me because a lot of it now seems like molasses on a winter's day." -Times News, Lehighton


“Audiences … sit up and take note of the incredible musicianship, vocals, and original music presented by the band.” -Bluegrass Australia Magazine


"This is exciting, adventurous stuff!" -Bluegrass Unlimited


"Hannigan ... leaves no doubt why he's one of the best mandolinsts around, peppering his solos with style, speed, and soul." -Bluegrass Unlimited


"Dave Cavage throws down bold licks with a bell-like tone and a fearless improvisational style that sounds like Béla Fleck with an attitude." -Bluegrass Unlimited


"Hickory Project embodies much of what carries the best of bluegrass and progressive acoustic music into the 21st century." -Bluegrass Unlimited 

What others are saying...

What started as a routine experiment has turned into a revolutionary project, henceforth known as Hickory Project.  Formed in 2001, the band features hard–driving traditional and original acoustic music deeply rooted in bluegrass. Hickory Project is a powerhouse of musical prowess with the expert licks of  National Mandolin Champion Anthony Hannigan, Jillian Hannigan, Ed Lick, Steve Belcher, and Josh Sudigala.


Hickory Project is globally acclaimed. They have captivated audiences throughout Europe and the US, and even as far away as Australia.  As musical ambassadors Hickory Project is taking their music worldwide.


Hickory Project has now produced 1 DVD and 7 CDs under their own label, Hickory Productions. Whether it is straight-forward traditional or a flare for the new realm in acoustic music, Hickory Project is a tour-de-force.

"Hickory Project... offers dazzling new acoustic music flavored with a twist of sassy bluegrass." -Bluegrass Unlimited

Linking Old and New in Acoustic Music

About the Band


Kissimmee Bluegrass Festival-Kissimmee, Florida

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage-Washington, D.C.

Augusta Heritage Center-Elkins, WV

Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival-Morehead, KY

Philly Folk Fest-Schwenksville, PA

WindGap Bluegrass Festival-Windgap, PA

OATS Bluegrass Festival-Benton, PA

MusikFest-Bethlehem, PA

Bear’s Picnic-Littleton, PA

NEPA Bluegrass Festival-Tunkhannock, PA

Falcon Ridge Folk Fest-Hillsdale, NY

Mayville Bluegrass Festival-Mayville, NY

Podunk Bluegrass Festival-Podunk, CT

Woodtick Music Festival-Powers, MI

Flatrock Bluegrass Jamboree-Athelstane, WI

Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival-Winfield, KS

Midwinter Bluegrass Festival-Denver, CO

Hotchkiss Bluegrass Festival-Hotchkiss, CO

Rocky Grass-Lyons, CO

Durango Meltdown-Durango, CO

Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival-Ireland

Ulster American Folk Park Bluegrass Festival-Ireland

European World of Bluegrass Festival-The Netherlands

Big Bear Festival-The Netherlands

La Roche Bluegrass Festival-France

Country Rendezvous-France

Greven Grass-Germany

Eurocentrum-Czech Republic

International Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival-Hungary

Melbourne Folk Festival-Australia

Woodford Folk Festival-Australia

Blue Mountains Music Festival-Australia

Some of our previous venues

Anthony Hannigan



Jillian Hannigan



52 Scouten Hill Rd

Wellsboro, PA 16901


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Recorded live at WVIA Studios in Pittston, PA


Some of our iNTERNATIONAL venues

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