By Amy Maginnis-Honey
She is Nell Robinson now.
Vanden High School staff and students, circa 1976-80, knew her as Hilary Perkins.
She is heralded today as a “modern day Patsy Cline” and “one of the freshest voices in roots music.
”Robinson, who graduated from Vanden in 1979, grew up loving music. Her parents listened to many styles and Robinson sang in church choirs, played the flute and other instruments.