Bushfire Band hail from south-east Queensland and offer a blend of down to earth Aussie arrangements, with Dave Luxmoore on fiddle, mandolin and guitar, Tracey Davis on bass, Rob Davis on banjo, and Phil Eizenberg on guitar and Dobro.
The CD opens with a very bouncy and fast version of the Salty Dog Blues, in fact the band presents some great bluegrass classics in their selection of tracks which include Oh Suzanna, Ol’ Joe Clarke and Comin’ Round the Mountain. They do a great job of it and clearly enjoy their time together. They have also included some other favourites recently brought to light through the movie and soundtrack of Oh Brother Where Art Thou? with tracks such as In The Jailhouse Now and Man of Constant Sorrow.
Unlike other albums from this fine band, Rob Davis does most of the lead singing while Tracey and Dave support with fine harmonies. Tracey gives us a bouncy rendition of Keep on the Sunny Side, originally penned in 1899 and made accessible by the Carter Family in the early 1900’s.
In all, this is a great introduction to bluegrass music from a band that needs no introduction to the Australian bluegrass music scene. Award winning Bushfire Band have been playing and performing around the south east corner of Queensland for many years.
You can visit their website Bushfire Band.