Delaneys Creek Jam Camp

Delaneys CreekFriday 24th – Sunday 26th April 2015, Kay Armstrong, Gary Vann and the boys from The Company will be hosting a jam camp in Delaney’s Creek, Qld.

It is a camp is for bluegrass pickers who want to jam with other musicians and learn to perform as a group. Friday night is an all-in jam session where you will get to meet and play with other attendees.

The setting for the jam camp is a beautiful 40 acre property at Delaney’s Creek.
The venue is a 60 minute drive north of Brisbane airport; 10 minutes from Woodford and and 5 minutes from the D’Aguilar motel.

All details can be found on the Delaneys Creek Jam Camp website.

Tamworth Bluegrass Jam

JamWhether you are an experienced Bluegrass picker, singer, just starting out or simply want to come along and listen to the tunes. All are welcome to this exciting event.

The Jam will be hosted by Pete Denahy at the Tamworth PCYC. There will be many great pickers attending including Dan Kerin and Jody Bell. All levels are welcome – including anyone who just wants to relax in the air con and have a listen.

One of the aims is to encourage young country musicians to try their hand at Bluegrass. There will be a host of experienced pickers who will be there to help out anyone who is new to the genre and jamming.

Check out the Facebook Event Page.

  • This is an event for all ages and free
  • BBQ and refreshments available
  • Pool Tables, for the non-musical
  • And best of all, air conditioning

The Wayward Angles Head To Tamworth

The Wayward AnglesThe Wayward Angels is a four piece all-girl band delivering sweet vocal harmonies to a repertoire of alt country/bluegrass tunes.

The girls met through a local Brisbane bluegrass jam session and went on to form the Wayward Angles. They say they bring a taste of bluegrass with a feminine edge to Brisbane audiences and now they are heading to Tamworth.

The group cites their main influences as: Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show, Blue Highway, The Punch Brothers old-timey and bluegrass music

The Wayward Angles are: Kay Armstrong on banjo, Jody Bell on mandolin, Brenda Kelly on guitar and Anne-Marie Lawton on double-bass.

Performance Schedule:

  • Sat. 17th Jan – Post Office Hotel – 1:20pm – 2:00pm
  • Sun. 18th Jan – RB Sellars Stage – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Cripple Creek to Play Strathalbyn Auto Collectors Club

Cripple Creek BandCripple Creek has been invited to perform at the Strathalbyn Auto Collectors Club prestigious Cars of Australia Show on Australia Day, 26th January 2015 at the Strathalbyn Oval Complex, open from 10 am to 4.30 pm.

Cripple Creek will be performing from 10:30am to about 1:30pm

Following the Club’s very successful inaugural Show in January 2014, this year’s Show has been expanded to include just about any car with an Aussie flavour originally built or assembled in Australia. Categories include historic, street and modified cars. There will be Trader and Food stalls, our Cripple Creek band and dance floor under a marquee, 2000 model cars on display and for sale, free mini train rides around the grounds plus a bouncy castle and sideshows.

You can find out more from the web site: strathalbynautocollectors.com.

Cripple Creek hail from Adelaide, South Australia and is an energetic acoustic foursome with stirring harmonies and instrumentals and a driving sound that play songs from spine tingling ballads to toe tapping breakdowns in a unique blend of bluegrass and alt-country.

Cripple Creek features:

  • John Hyland: Guitar, Dobro and vocals
  • Ron Williams: Banjo and vocals
  • Jamie Baldwin: Fiddle, mandolin and vocals
  • Ian Davis: Double bass and vocals

Nine Mile Creek on Southern Style

NineMileCreekNine Mile Creek will be performing live to air on January 13th on Jan Dale’s Southern Style as part of the PBS FM “Coopers Studio Five Live.”

Nine Mile Creek is a bluegrass band playing traditional and original bluegrass, with a touch of swing and Americana. Long time fans of the bluegrass genre and those appreciating the joys of good acoustic music are embracing Nine Mile Creek’s fresh approach. Full-on up tempo rhythms underpinned by Andrew’s bass and Kevin’s guitar are a feature of the band’s sound. This provides a platform from where Mark’s hard-driving mandolin and Colin’s banjo brings traditional bluegrass tunes to life, all nicely rounded out by Tanya’s fiddle playing. Lead vocal duties are shared, and two, three and four-part harmonies make for an exciting, toe-tapping musical experience.

Mark Pottenger and Andrew Barcham were keen to continue the experience they’d had playing in previous bands, and with Colin Weight on banjo, formed a trio that performed at the Kelly Country Pick in 2012. Kevin Parsell joined in early 2014, and Tanya Balka completed the line up to make Nine Mile Creek what it is today.

The band is building a strong repertoire and is a regular contributor to the Mountain Pickers Association’s monthly night at Burrinja Café in Upwey. In 2013 they performed at the Great Alpine Pick in Harrietville, closely followed by a support slot for New Zealand band The Pipi Pickers. They also perform at non-bluegrass events, introducing the joys of bluegrass music to enthused audiences.

Expect Nine Mile Creek to become regular performers at bluegrass and other music festivals and events, as they entertain audiences with their special blend of hi-octane traditional and original material.

Jan Dale’s radio program, Southern Style can also be streamed to your computer, so you might like to also catch Jan’s special in the archives of the PBS website.

Southern Style with Jan Dale – PBS FM 106.7
Tuesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm or online at www.pbsfm.org.au.

BBC Plays BBC

Brunswick Bluegrass CollectiveBrunswick Bluegrass Collective are playing a home gig at the Brunswick Bowls Club.

A lazy Sunday afternoon of bluegrass and old-timey tunes and barefoot bowling should you choose to do so. This is a home game for the band, so Melbournites head on over  and be a part of a lazy last day of Spring, not to mention the best collisions of acronyms since the Rogue Spatula Party of Coburg and Altona held it’s AGM at the RSPCA.

3:00pm, Sunday 30th November. Brunswick Bowls Club.

 

Greg Cahill on Southern Style

Special ConsensusJan Dale will be playing an interview she recorded with Greg Cahill this coming Tuesday, 11th November. Jan hosts the always popular radio show Southern Style on www.pbsfm.org.au.

Greg Cahill, and his band Special Consensus are currently in Australia for the MountainGrass Festival and will be appearing in other parts of the country as they tour and playing with The Davidson Brothers.

Southern Style can also be streamed to your computer, so you might like to also catch Jan’s special in the archives of the PBS website.

Southern Style with Jan Dale – PBS FM 106.7
Tuesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm or online at www.pbsfm.org.au.

Kruger Brothers in Good Company

Kruger BrothersBrisbane based band The Company has announced that they will teaming up with The Kruger Brothers (USA) on their debut Australian tour this November/December. Direct from North Carolina, the critically acclaimed Kruger Brothers, featuring ‘Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo’ winner – Jens Kruger together with The Company will perform in Brisbane and South East Queensland – a show you must not miss.

Virtuoso Banjo player Jens Kruger is hailed as one of the foremost exponents of 5-string banjo in the world today and The Krugers have featured on The David Letterman Show. Here’s what they have been saying about them:

I used to think the banjo was somewhat limited to certain styles, until I heard Jens Kruger. Jens has played some of the most beautiful and expressive banjo I’ve ever heard – Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Jens Kruger has established himself as one of the world’s most musically sophisticated and technically accomplished five-string banjo players - Happy Traum.

The Krugers are nothing short of magnificent - Bluegrass Journal

Don’t miss your chance to see these incredible musicians live in Brisbane. See below for performance dates and ticketing information.

  • Friday 28th November & Saturday 29th November – 7:30pm – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane – Book Tickets
  • Sunday 30th November – 7:30pm – Samford Hall, Samford QLD – Book Tickets
  • Friday 5th December – 7:30pm – Maleny Community Hall, QLD – Book Tickets
  • Sunday 7th December – “Unwind in the Vines” Including James Blundell – 4pm – Ocean View Winery, Mt Mee, QLD – Book Tickets

Special Consensus and Davidson Brothers Gig

Davidson BrothersAustralia’s favourite bluegrass export, the Davidson Brothers have just returned from a whirlwind tour of the US and are pleased to invite you to their free November Residency – Sunday’s @ The B-East. They are also extra super very pleased to invite you to one special show with fabulous USA bluegrass act Special Consensus.

The Davidsons met Special Consensus when they were on tour in Raleigh North Carolina launching their critically acclaimed new album ‘Wanderlust’ and hanging backstage with all the other bluegrassers.

Special Consensus has just won two IBMA International Bluegrass Music Awards with their new John Denver tribute album and are thrilled to be making the trip to Oz.

Dates: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 2014.
Time: Support 8.30-9.15pm Davidson Brothers Band 9.30-10.15pm

Northcote Social Club – Monday 17th November, 2014
Special Consensus (USA)

Show tickets here.

Bunbury Blues Club to feature Bluegrass Band

SW Blues ClubThe South West Blues Club Inc. in Bunbury W.A.  have announced that they are featuring a Bluegrass band called Good Corn Liquor from New South Wales. This group will be playing at their regular club gathering on Saturday 15th November.

Organisers say that this is the first time that they have had a Bluegrass Band at their club and are seeking to attract new audiences to their club nights.

Good Corn Liquor is a country/bluegrass inspired band hailing from Gunnedah NSW. Currently residing in Newcastle, NSW they can be regularly found playing shows around the Hunter and North West. Covering a multitude of artists from Soggy Bottom Boys, Old Crow Medicine Show all the way through to bands such as Aerosmith and The White Stripes. They love a beer and a knock about tune, with a current repertoire of originals shining with country, blues and bluegrass influence.

Good Corn Liquor are:

  • Stu McKenzie – Vocals, Harmonica & Kazoo
  • Ben McCauley – Banjo, Guitar, Dobro, Jaw harp & Vocals
  • Ben Murphy – Guitar, Mandolin, percussion & Vocals
  • Nicholas Wright – Bass Guitar & Vocals