The Hillbilly Thomists To Release Fourth Studio Album, Marigold, July 26

Jun 26, 2024

Band of Dominican Friars from the Order of Preachers, Whose Eponymous Debut Album Reached #3 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart

Marigold’s Debut Track “Justify You” out now:

Cover Photo: Back Row (L-R): Joseph Hagan, OP (Order of Preachers); Timothy Danaher, OP; Justin Bolger, OP; Jonah Teller, OP; Thomas Joseph White, OP. Front Row: Peter Gautsch, OP; Austin Litke, OP; Simon Teller, OP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Hillbilly Thomists — a band of Dominican friars from the Order of Preachers, whose eponymous debut album reached #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart — will release its fourth studio album, Marigold, on July 26. Marigold’s debut track “Justify You” is out now — listen HERE.

Written and recorded in a Catskill Mountains cabin, the 13-track folk record explores the highs and lows of life, from prayer and confession to holy orders and outlaw living, and was sonically influenced by the stylings of artists including Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, The Rolling Stones, Wilco, and Gillian Welch. Continuing to reflect the vivid, Southern landscape of the band’s unofficial patron, Flannery O’Connor (who coined the phrase “hillbilly Thomist”), the friars constructed an album that is simultaneously old and new, mixing a traditional style with lyrical themes that speak to the enduring trials and triumphs of modern existence.

The band says, “From images of barroom saints to minor prophets, this is an album about grace and sin, rolling on and getting through, hope amidst suffering, and our enduring confidence in providence.”

Marigold follows the group’s third studio album Holy Ghost Power (2022), which spent time on the Billboard Bluegrass chart and Amazon’s Best Sellers list, and saw The Hillbilly Thomists embark on an eight-city tour with stops in NYC, Cleveland, and Nashville, where the friars made their Grand Ole Opry debut (watch the performance HERE).

Marigold Track Listing:
1. Justify You
2. Marigold
3. Amos
4. Don’t Take It Back
5. Christ Has a Garden
6. When We All Get Together
7. Cypress
8. Saturday Night
9. Heavenly Land
10. Jonah
11. Stand in the Light
12. Good
13. What Did I Do to You

Pre-save/add/order Marigold HERE.

A vinyl edition of Marigold will be available at a later date and feature four additional live tracks: “Good Tree (Live),” “Bourbon, Bluegrass, and the Bible (Live),” “Lead Me by the Hand (Live),” and “Heaven or Tennessee (Live).”

The Hillbilly Thomists will soon hit the road to support the album on the Marigold Tour, bringing Dominican preaching and blazing banjos to the highways and byways of America. Visit for details and tickets.

Marigold Tour Dates:
July 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Eucharistic Congress – Indiana Convention Center
July 24 – Seattle, WA – National Nordic Museum
July 26 – Park City, UT – St. Mary’s Church
July 28 – Whiting, IN – Pierogi Fest
July 31 – St. Augustine, FL – National Shrine of our Lady of La Leche
August 1 – Savannah, GA – Tybee Island Pier
August 2 – Atlanta, GA – Holy Spirit Prep
August 3 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater
August 4 – Asheville, NC – Kingfisher Music Festival
August 6 – Charlotte, NC – TBA
August 8 – Washington, D.C. – St. Francis Hall
August 10 – New Orleans, LA – St. Mary’s Dominican School

Proceeds from album sales, donations, and merchandise sales support the formation of friars at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., where the Hillbilly Thomists first came together.

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About The Hillbilly Thomists:
In 2017, a band of bluegrass-picking Dominican friars decided to record and self-release an album of folk standards, using the name The Hillbilly Thomists. Much to everyone’s surprise, the album reached #3 on the Billboard bluegrass chart, and a musical hobby for these priests transformed into something broader. Over the next few years, they released two more albums and found continued success on the Billboard bluegrass chart and Amazon’s Best Sellers list. Their newest album, Marigold, is set for release July 26, 2024 and the brothers will hit the open road to support the album on the Marigold Tour.


For more information, please contact:
Jackie Martinez Marushka | Marushka Media |
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