Dwight Hawkins & The Piedmont Highballers are a Raleigh-based band specializing in playing pre-war stringband music. In addition to vocals, Hawkins plays guitar, mandolin, saw, and bones. Kevin Burnet plays guitar and mandolin. Turner Brandon holds down the harmonica and keys, and Andrew Berger-Gross rounds out the band on lead mandolin. Hawkins has traveled the country playing this music, performing in streets with pickup bands, and even playing shows with the likes of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Hackensaw Boys at events like MerleFest and FloydFest.