Dude of Life Band / Hilltop
The Dude of Life Band is a five-person, genre-bending group led by the Dude of Life (aka Steve Pollak). For several decades, The Dude’s been writing songs in an ongoing collaboration with Phish and first teamed up with Phish’s frontman Trey Anastasio while the two were in high school. The Dude wrote lyrics for a number of Phish’s most beloved songs, including Fluffhead, Run Like an Antelope, and Suzy Greenberg, and released the album Crimes of the Mind, recorded with Phish for Elektra Records, in 1994. In recent years, The Dude’s developed a more refined sound. A recent burst of creativity has yielded an album’s worth of new material which was recently recorded by producer Bryce Goggin. The Dude of Life Band is Steve Pollak on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Fred Scholl on lead guitar, Charlie de Saint Phalle on bass, Doug Schneider on drums, and special guest Jon Liebowtiz of God Street Wine on keyboard.
Hilltop is a 4 piece band from upstate New York that blends rock with funk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and much more. The band combines original music, diverse covers, and improvisation to create a unique listening experience. Their self-titled debut album released in February 2019 and is available on all streaming services.