© 2019  by The Hi-Jivers   |   Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins


The Hi-Jivers pay tribute to the Rock N' Roll and Rhythm & Blues of the '50s and '60s through their raw, wild originals and passionate covers.  Their greatest influences include Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Magic Sam, Wynonie Harris, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Guitar Watson, Little Walter, Chuck Berry and Ike Turner. 


Since moving to Nashville in 2014 (Dawna and Austin from Syracuse, NY, and Hank from Seattle, WA) The Hi-Jivers have played extensively in Nashville and beyond, performing at festivals such as Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, The  Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender, and NYS Blues Festival.  Fall 2017 brought a deal with indie label Wild Records (LA), and in April 2018 The Hi-Jivers released their first full length album, "Something's Gotta Shake".  The band appeared on the cover of Blue Suede News Magazine's Spring 2018 issue, were recently featured in Vintage Rock Magazine, and appeared on Acme Radio Live in November, 2018. 

In 2019 the band self-released their EP “The Hi-Jivers Play Their Favorites”, which was a selection of covers from artists such as Big Mama Thornton, Slim Harpo, and Otis Rush.  This coming year will be The Hi-Jivers busiest touring year yet, and they anticipate the release of their sophomore LP in the fall of 2020. 


Dawna Zahn - Vocals

Austin John - Guitar & Vocals

Hank Miles - Upright Bass & Vocals

Jason Smay/Tony DeCurtis- Drums



Rockabillaque (Immokalee, FL) 2020

Rockin' Race Jamboree (Malaga, Spain) 2020

Pabst Brewery & Taproom (Milwaukee, WI) 2020

Martyrs' (Chicago, IL) 2020

Tip Top Deluxe (Grand Rapids, MI) 2020

Big Room Bar (Columbus, OH) 2020

Cosmic Charlie's (Lexington, KY) 2020

Jive Out (Mexico City, Mexico) 2019

Bourbon Street Blues Bar (Nashville, TN) 2019

Rhythm Riot (East Sussex, UK) 2019

Viva East Rockabilly Weekender (Boxborough, MA) 2019

Abilene Bar & Lounge (Rochester, NY) 2019

Village Idiot (Maumee, OH) 2019

BB's Blues & Jazz (St. Louis, MO) 2019 & 2020
Bar None (Springfield, IL) 2019

DB's (Utrecht, Netherlands) 2019

B.B. King's Blues Club (Nashville, TN) 2019

Blues City Cafe on Beale Street (Memphis, TN) 2019

SYMCO Weekender (Symco, WI) 2019

Motoblot (Chicago, IL) 2019

Rockabilly Rave (UK) 2019

Acme Feed & Seed (Nashville, TN) 2019

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender 2019

Auburn Public Theater (Auburn, NY) 2019

Kustom Kulture Festival (Kingston, WA) 2018

New York State Blues Festival 2018

Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender 2018

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender 2018

The Roxy Theatre (opened for The Blasters) March 2018

Music Valley Jamboree 2017 (Nashville, TN)

Road Rocket Rumble 2017 (Indianapolis, IN)

Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender 2017

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender 2017

New York State Blues Festival 2015