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Tracy Allison Kenny Empson Bob Juarez Bob Cassidy-McDowell… these musicians make up the newest country and rock band in Kansas City. With diverse backgrounds ranging from Swing to Jazz to Country to Rock, Tracy, Kenny and the Bobs formed in Stanley, Kansas.  Their only intent was to play a broad range of music for their musical satisfaction and the entertainment of families and friends.  At the urging of these audiences the band agreed to take their act out of Stanley and onto the KC music scene.  Adopting the moniker “Sam Hill Band” the foursome focused their musical work on classic rock and modern country.  From toe-tappers to all night dancers, this eclectic range of music will satisfy any taste.   The diversity of their music is demonstrated with a sample of their songs: 


Beatles – “Please Please Me”                Monkees – “I’m a believer”

Merle Haggard – “Mama Tried”              Trick Pony – “Poor Me”

Eric Clapton – “Badge”                           John Cougar – “Under The Boardwalk”

Dixie Chicks – “Cold Day in July”             Martina McBride – “God Fearing Women”

Eagles – “Already Gone”                        Doobie Brothers – “China Grove”

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Band Biography


       Tracy Allison

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion

Tracy Allison has been a solo artist for most of her career.  Her natural melodic vocal styling was developed through jam sessions and sitting in with other musicians.  Tracy is a veteran recording artist in the Nashville circuit, which includes vocal contributions in the United Artists soundtrack,  “The Prince of Egypt” and The Peculiar Sound Studio release  “Even Faeries Get the Blues”.  Two years ago Tracy created the Tracy Allison Band to focus entirely on Country music – her first love.  Although her band is still intact, Tracy joined the Sam Hill Band to expand her creative ambitions.  Tracy Allison adds softness to the rocking edge of the band that compliments each cover tune and especially enhances the group’s original numbers.  

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Kenny Empson

 Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards  

Kenny Empson is a classic rock veteran.  With three CD’s under his belt, Kenny brings over 20 years of guitar, singing and writing skills to the group.  A virtuoso in stringed instruments, Kenny provides a depth of understanding and technique to the Sam Hill Band.  Other successful ventures include Dames Rocket, Mad Alice, Big Willy and the Pocket Snakes and Stanley Rising. As well as co-engineering the highly acclaimed Tomas Blac works at his Peculiar Sound Studios.  Make sure you check out the CDs entitled: Even Faeries Get The Blues which features the Power and the Glory Suite; “Food for Fishes”; and "A World on Fire" with Tomas Blac.  

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Bob Juarez

Drums, Vocals

Rising from Colorado and Wyoming, this second-generation drummer is hailed as the Scat-man of the skins. His hard charging drums give way to skip beats and shuffles while keeping steady rhythm and timing. His musically eclectic style has embodied itself in a variety of bands including 40’s swing, rock and roll, salsa, jazz, blues and country. He has opened shows for diverse international acts including Tito Puente and Little Joe and the Familia. Bob’s rock steady rhythms will incite toe tapping from even the most discriminating listener.

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      Bob McDowell

Bass Guitar

Schooled as a jazz musician and experienced in commercial jazz performance, Bobby Mac brings home the bottom line.  His unique bass voicing creates an evocative and compelling incitement to any audience.  Bobby has a mechanical knack for creating rhythmic levels and patterns to both cover and original tunes.  His natural sense of timing and structure allow the Sam Hill Band to execute full compositions with a four-piece band. 

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