Hickory Robot is an acoustic quintet from Cincinnati, Ohio. Their sound is a compelling blend of traditional bluegrass instrumentation, mixed with jazz, Celtic, and rock elements that create a truly unique and engaging music. The band formed in 2008 and quickly gained a following for its “stellar songwriting” and “impeccable musicianship” (Citybeat Magazine). Their first album, Firefly, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim and Sawyer followed in 2012, garnering even greater accolades, extensive radio airplay, and an Album of the Year nomination from the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards.
The band, brought together by friendship born of a shared love of acoustic music, songwriting, and live performance, have created a music that reflects those varied backgrounds while developing a unique and multi-faceted personality all its own.