Green Mohair Suits – Wooden Duck

by | 5 Sep, 2014

GMS Wood Duck AlbumAustralia’s favourite purveyors of “garage grass” Green Mohair Suits release their third album Wooden Duck today before their  tour takes them to east-coast venues as grassroots, eclectic and off the beaten track are they are.

Along with the album release, are two brand new videos – for album tracks ‘With You I Feel Like I Have Nothing to Hide’ and ‘Open Door Metaphor’. These are out now, with more (including some ingenious covers) to be released via the band’s social media while they’re on the road.

Green Mohair Suits, originally a rag-tag bunch of blokes lining up some instruments for a Gram Parson tribute show, have established themselves. Today they are  as a force to be reckoned with, pushing against the preconception of country and bluegrass music as much as they embrace it.

Band members Brian Campeau, Richard Cuthbert, Jason Mannell, and Ben RomalisIt’s say that this is a benchmark album for the good friends – despite being seven-odd years into the band’s history, Wooden Duck feels like their first real album: the first time all four songwriters have shared the songwriting, writing together but separately, writing just for one another, and allowing their individual and quite varying styles to shine.

Without question, Green Mohair Suits have released a stellar record, their musicianship and vocal harmonies are fantastic and the songwriting is inspiring. A killer album.


Wooden Duck Album Tour:

Fri 19 Sep – South Side Tea Room, Morningside, QLD
Sat 20 Sep – Cardigan Bar, Sandgate QLD
Sun 21 Sep – The End, West End QLD
Wed 24 Sept – Mother’s Milk, Sawtell NSW
Thu 25 Sep – Cafe 2340, Tamworth NSW
Fri 26 Sep – The Lass O’Gowrie, Wickham, Newcastle NSW
Sun 28 Sep – Grand Junction Hotel [The Junkyard], Maitland NSW
Fri 3 Oct – Tanswells Commercial Hotel – Beechworth, VIC
Sat 4 Oct – Paynesville Wine Bar, Vic
Sun 5 Oct – Bruthen Inn Hotel, Bruthen VIC
Fri 10 Oct – Smith’s Alternative Bookstore, Canberra ACT
Sat 11 Oct – The Vanguard, Newtown NSW
Sun 12 Oct – Modus Operandi Brewery, Mona Vale NSW